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Valentines Day Feature- Harvest Table Wedding Present from Erin and Nick

A Featured Project for Valentines Day!

This fantastic project was sent in from Erin and Nick of Langley, BC. It’s a handmade, Fir Harvest Table with an Ebony stain. It was completed as a wedding gift for a friend.

• Solid Fir extension harvest table with a butterfly leaf.

• Measures 72″ x 48″, with a 2′ extension making it 96″ x 48″ when extended.  The leaf folds into and stores in the table.
• Table is my design, and it took Nick approximately 30 hours to build.  I did the finishing which took about another 5 hours (not counting drying time ho ho ho!).

Nick is a carpenter that works at Cedar Siding Contracting doing exterior siding, building envelope, and other such carpentry jobs.  This is Erin and Nicks first dining table, but the couple did complete a similar type of design/build/finish teamwork with a couple of side tables.

Almost all the materials were purchased from the Windsor Plywood Langley store. The Langley store has its own custom website that is chalked full of cool projects and more! It can be found at www.windsorplywoodlangley.com

Fir table materials:
• 2″ x 6″ Mixed Grain Fir
• 2″ x 4″ Mixed Grain Fir
• 4″ x 4″ Fir
Drawer slides (Full extension heavy-duty)
Tube-Hinge Leaf-Mount Mechanism
Concealed SOSS hinges
• Table leg brackets & lags
L brackets
• Biscuits & Dowels
Titebond Construction Adhesive
Gorilla Wood Glue
Richelieu Chest Latch – #63890180
Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner
Minwax Ebony Stain (3 coats)
Varathane Semi-Gloss Polyurethane (3 coats)
• Staining pad & Foam brushes
• Felt pads
GRK screws
• 6 foot long clamps
• Hook & Sand discs
Steel Wool #0000 

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How to Stain New Wood Decks

Sikkens-Deck-and-stain-cansHow to Stain New Wood Decks

Even though you have purchased kiln dried lumber there is still too much moisture in your fence or deck material to provide a good dry base and assure proper penetration of the stain or coating. Let the wood dry out for 2 – 3 weeks of good warm summer weather allowing the pores on the wood to open up and let the stain penetrate the wood there by assuring good penetration and adhesion. If you are building a new deck or fence, you should pre-stain the underside and hard to reach areas prior to building.


On Cedar, Pine or Spruce Decking using a clear finish
If the weather doesn’t allow for 2 – 3 weeks of good warm weather and the wood does get weathered you may have to wash the material with a good quality deck wash.

Radius Edge Decking
It is recommended that you under coat the bottom side of the material there by providing a seal to the bottom edge of the decking. The radius edge design of the material tends to force rain to roll down the side and cluster under the decking which can develop into an excess moisture build up and cause the coating to break down or cause the material to decay.

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