And we are so in love. I have dreamed of having a giant table where all of our friends and family can gather around and share a meal. I love food and cooking, and I especially love sharing meals with those who are closest to me - and with our own growing brood, we needed quite a bit more space to be able to have everyone eat together. The past few nights, we have sat down to eat dinner, and it's hard to eat because I can't stop smiling.
The table measures 8 feet, and can sit 12 people comfortably - although, we could probably squeeze a few little people together to seat more, if necessary.
We still need to build benches for either side, and paint the end chairs. But the table is DONE.
And without further ado, here are some photos of the table. I cannot wait to set it for a meal.
Stain: Minwax Dark Walnut
Finished with Howard's Beeswax and Orange Polish.
Total Cost: < $150
Don't mind the after-Christmas bare. Or the rubbermaid boxes where I haven't finished putting away the Christmas lights. I'm really dragging my feet this year. I'm still sad and in denial that the holidays are over.