We bought and gutted the house a couple of years ago….spent over a year remodeling it and finally moved in last July. We spent months looking for a large (seat 10) plank oak dining table. Anything we found was too dark, too ornate, of just too gaudy! Also, anything halfway close to what we wanted that wasn’t made south of the border was unbelievably expensive!...and way out of our price range.
We originally started our search with a couple of empty toilet boxes, a couple of 2X4’s and cardboard from the new fridge. We had already bought a set of 10 chairs we liked. We mocked up a table to set our size range and began the search.
After months of searching furniture stores, antique malls, on-line, Canton trade days, etc. we gave up and decided to build it ourselves. I have never attempted anything like furniture/cabinet making before. I’ve built many things over the years but not like this. I had a vision of what I wanted so put pencil to paper and started designing.