There’s something so charming about farmhouse-themed furniture that makes it absolutely gorgeous, adding a rustic vibe to space. Through this YouTube tutorial, Jonny Builds takes you through building a Parson’s table with repurposed wood and inlaid epoxy.
It’s applause-worthy how Jonny begins with the project by working up the legs using a 15-foot beam which he cuts into two long pieces, cutting them further to form four legs for the table. As the wood was all imperfect when it comes to the shape, a jointer works wonders to straighten it out cut the legs with a 14-inch rip blade.
Speaking of the table body, Jonny employs a combination of red and white oak boards to make a 7-foot Parson’s table. He cuts the boards to fit the size requirements and runs them through the jointer, setting the longer boards in the middle, while aligning the warped pieces together with the help of dominoes. He drills nubs into the planks for the dominoes before he adheres the pieces together and hammers them in.
Once the middle section is smoothed out by sanding it, he repeats the step for the remaining pieces of the table. The next step is to pull all the sections together with clamps and dominoes to avoid the wood from bending.
Jonny props up the warped spots with glue and user a router sled to level things down. Next, he needs to add the pieces of wood that join the table legs to the table. He also uses a sander to smoothen the unsightly stumps on the legs.
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Now comes the interesting part where he begins the epoxy inlays. He applies aluminum tape to avoid any spills, further mixing and pouring some blue-green epoxy resin over the crevices and cracks of the table. He mixes some sawdust with epoxy resin, pouring it between the planks. For the legs, Jonny goes for a blend of fiberglass resin and Bondo filler before filling the legs in with the blue-green epoxy blend, further drying it with a hot air gun.
He also uses the heat gun over the spillover epoxy to make it easier to chisel it away. Some sanding comes into play yet again, wherein he uses 600-grit sandpaper, further advancing to 1,200 grit and 2,000-grit paper.
Jonny reworks the whole apron structure with the help of dominoes and some glue to make it stronger. Although dominoes are not as permanent as compared to metal batons and bolts, they keep the legs and table together and prevent the structure from wobbling.
Any excess bits of wood are cut off before going for a final finish to the structure. The fact that Jonny witnessed large gaps between the different pieces after connecting the body to the tabletop due to the uneven clamping pressure and imperfect pieces also brings out some tips and tricks for your help as he uses it all as a reference to build a second table.
If you want to get your hands on the detailed visual instructions and work up the gorgeous farmhouse table all by yourself, all it takes is to head to the tutorial right away!
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