I am super lucky to have such wonderful friends and family. It truly took a village to build this thing. <3
It all started in my friend Alan's cabinet shop where we (they: Alan, Dad and Chris) cut all the boards and used Alan's awesome skills to give this table an upgrade.
Next I started the finishing process on the bottom first:
2 coats of wood conditioner
2 coats of weathered oak
2 coats of special walnut
4 coats of poly
Then I got to do it all over again to the top.
Then to the legs...
Hey look, my turnbuckle came in the mail!!
Once the table was finished dad and Chris put the legs on. After that, they drilled holes and put the rods and turnbuckle on the bottom (that I had spray painted with a brown paint.) I got to supervise this part because Miles wanted nothing but his mommy at the time.
All I can say is THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To Dad, Alan, Chris and Paul.
Paul is always a stanch supporter of my insane ideas and enables me to have the free-time to do these crazy things. Love you!