or the Kitchen Table project as I am calling it.

Amanda and I have moved into a new place here in Erie. We realized as we were planning our layout that the 6 – 8 person monstrosity that we have been eating at since the house in Casal di Principe is a bit to large for our current kitchen.

Amanda was going to pick up a cheap table at IKEA Pittsburgh to hold us over until I had the opportunity to build us a proper table. However to get the table we wanted we would need to go to the Cleveland IKEA. Which as you might guess is well out of her way.

I had been planning on building a desk for our office since a bar height table is a little much for regular office work. In the process of looking for designs I came across The Design Confidential in addition to Ana White and other DIY woodworking sites that have plans for items using a KregJig.

On The Design Confidential I came across this beauty of a table:

West Elm Inspired Parsons Table
West Elm Inspired Parsons Table

The plans are simple and effective and give a good description of cost and construction efforts.

Having never built anything beyond a bird house in shop class in Kingwood, TX back in 1991, I feel that a table is a great stepping off point for my wood working career. Yesterday I bought all of the supplies and materials for the table. The framing members and legs will be poplar and the table top is birch.

all the wood that money can buy
poplar framing member and birch table top

I also purchased the necessary stain, polyurethane, sand paper, KregJig, and glue…

suppplies from the supply warehouse
polyurethane, stain, KregJig, sandpaper, glue, and my finger

Hopefully construction will begin tomorrow, or possibly tonight, as you can see I don’t have all of my legs, as i had to buy two at Lowe’s #0226 and will pick up the other two at the Lowe’s #1654. Hopefully, they will be as nice as the two legs that I already have. Stay tuned for more!

Tavolo da Cucina