Well as promised, I sent my husband to the wood shop yesterday to copy the look in the inspiration photo I found on pinterest. Thanks to my wonderful husband, we finished this little project today.
We made ours shorter as I want to have a place setting at each end and the inspiration piece does not allow for that. Luis also gave me some advice on styling! He thought it did not have enough green, so I added the cypress, and I had to admit he was right:-)
I showed how we built it yesterday, so here is some of the finishing process. I distressed with a hammer and a hand planer then sanded. I used an oak stain first, then a dark walnut. This works for me when I want dark but still want some of the lighter grain to show through.
Kind of the mid point here and not how I wanted it to be. I put more dark walnut on then sanded after it dried overnight.
These ends were from a pallet my dad brought home. Definitely looks old now! I followed this up with a coat of wax today to finish it.
I love, love, love it!
I cannot wait to use this for my Thanksgiving setting!! There is plenty of room for place settings and it is low enough to leave on the table.
The best part about this project is that it was totally free!! I had everything I needed already here. With a little recycling of old lumber and a little work, I was able to recreate something I really loved.
**I have several of these boxes listed in my etsy shop in different sizes, or we can make custom sizes. Check out Knight's Store on etsy, or leave me a comment here for more info.
Thanks for stopping by and especially for your comments!! I have been slow this week getting back because we have had a lot of ministry opportunities happening. I cooked BBQ pork and Apple Crisp for a local soup kitchen yesterday, then we will be ministering to homeless veterans tomorrow night and again Friday, plus getting ready for upcoming performances, so busy we are. Have a great weekend!
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