|The wood set out the night before|
|getting ready to build the frame|
|Frame all built-Jared (Gideon's brother) did this part with Gideon. Thanks a million Jared!|
|All finished, ready to be stained|
|*We used pine*|
|*I used dark walnut stain*|
There is also a bench that goes with it, but in my prideful arrogance, I was SURE it should be the same length as the table . . . oops. Gideon now has to trim it down before I can stain it. I also have to finish weathering (beating with a chain) the table and the bench and give it a coat of sealer. SO when those finishing touches are complete, I'll post a picture of the final product in our house. But I have to say, I LOVE my table! I'm so glad I have a husband who is willing to take on these projects for me. All in all, we ended up paying about $130 for all of the supplies, stain, wood, etc. I'd say that's a success!