If you have been following along, you know that I have recently moved to a new-to-me home. This one is a little large than our last and its nice to have the extra room. Apparently there is a downside though. I was informed by management that we will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner and that we would be needing a table that will seat at least twelve maybe more. For those of you outside the U.S., the Thanksgiving holiday is this coming Thursday. Not a lot of time for much of anything, let alone a huge dinning table.
Don’t judge me by what I’m about to show you. If you have a weak stomach you may want to hit the back button right now. Remember, I have no time and I am in a hurry. 🙂
Since I just finished my new “Naked Woodworker” bench that is built in the style of Nicolson, I put the experience to work for this quick and dirty table. The leg assemblies are made from 2x4s. Each leg received a 1/2″ rebate at the top on which to rest the 2×4 rails/aprons which are gusseted on either side. I thru in some cross bearers, knocked off all of the sharp bits and screwed down some plywood for the top. Plenty solid.
I’ll break it down somewhat so that I can move it into the house. Then we’ll throw two or three table cloths over it and we are in business. Not horrible for a couple of hours work that yielded a 4’x12′ table. Again, don’t judge me….