Over the last couple of months, I have helped a friend with the re-furbishment of his living room. One of the big challenges was a new dining table. He wanted something rustic and clean, and although we found plenty options in the shops, they were all way out of his budget. On a gray Sunday morning over brunch (which is my favourite meal and quite certainly a creativity inducer), we thought about building our own.
Said and done, we started making plans. And once those plans formed, we figured it wouldn’t bee too much effort at all, really. All it would take was a little bit of time and really minimal carpentry skills. Yes, very minimal, we’re not even using a saw in this DIY.
A rustic table isn’t smooth as a baby’s bottom, is it now? No, not at all. But these pine boards that we have, they are. The first step in this project is therefor to rough up the materials first. Before you start hammering away on all of the pine boards, try it out on what will be the backside of one of the boards. That will give you a bit of time to perfect technique and test which kind of dents and marks you prefer.