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This is the story of what happens when an insanely talented woodworker lets his wife design a table for her dream dining room.

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Our handmade dining room table.

Ready? Here it goes:

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Once upon a time...

Husband: What do you want the table to look like?
Wife: Rustic.
Husband: Can you be more specific?
Wife: Super rustic.

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Husband builds a traditional farmhouse style frame, glues and screws the wood to secure it, filling in holes in with dowel rods for a finished yet rustic look.

Husband: Like this?
Wife: I think so. But more rustic.
Husband: What do you mean more rustic?
Wife: I don’t know…distress it a bit?

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Using a dull chisel, Husband gouges the wood edges for a rough finish.

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Husband takes a blowtorch to the areas surrounding any knots.

Husband: Like that, right?
Wife: YES! But I think I want the table to be bigger…
Husband: Seriously? You’re kidding.
Wife: No. But I love you!

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Husband builds two 3-pronged wooden extensions to add 18.5'' to the length of the table.

Dining Room Table DIY- Erin Loechner

Husband isn't frustrated in the slightest by this addition to his workload.

Husband: OK. Removable extensions. Do you like?
Wife: I love. Now let’s talk about that sunroom

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  3. garth says:

    What wood was it made from?

  4. Krista S says:

    What kind of wood did you end up choosing? It turned out beautiful.

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  6. woow really beautiful table. I've never built anything like thar before.

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