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Knocked Off: Modern Farmhouse Table

Hello, my name is Brooke, and I’m an Ana White evangelist. I have a thing for getting my friends hooked on building. I think I should apply for My Strange Addiction for my building habit ;) Nurse Friend Sam (who I helped build this flip-top coffee table while we were both preggo) called me up and told me that she’d bought all the lumber to build the Modern Farmhouse Table and two benches. Of course I had to pack up the kiddo so they could have a playdate while the mamas did a little fun stuff of their own!

Whenever I help friends build, I like to be the cheerleader and board-holder while they do all the real work. Mostly because whenever I work with the hubs he tends to totally take over and I don’t always get to learn new things. I think that’s a man thing. So, I don’t want to do that to my lady friends who are learning to build. How else will you be able to start doing things on your own?! So I just give a friendly hint every now and then and provide an extra set of hands. This table is all Sam-Power. And it looks amazing! Her sweet husband even did all the sanding for her, which is really impressive because everybody knows that’s the worst step ;) Her new dining set looks fantastic, and she couldn’t be prouder! Now her little boy gets to grow up climbing all over a 100% real wood solid-as-a-rock table instead of a flimsy old particle board concoction, and know that his mama built it. It doesn’t get any better than that!





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  1. Valerie

    It turned out great!

  2. Alice

    Love it! Great job (as always).

  3. Miss B.

    I love Ana too! Is this new wood or reclaimed? If it’s new what stain did you use?

    1. It’s new wood, but I’m not sure which stain my friend went with. I know it was a Minwax “regular” finish, not Polyshades or anything fancy. She finished it off with 3 coats of polycrylic.

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