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Red face Pine Train Table for my sons

This is my first WW project in a long time and I'm psyched about it. I used 1x4 premium pine from Lowes and bought two pre-made pine table tops and glued them together using my new Makita biscuit joiner. I made the legs into an L pattern using pocket screws and then ripping them so they were the same width on each side. I attached the legs to the top with pocket screws and then I used carriage bolts to tighten them even further. The legs are remarkably strong!

I then used my plywood router bit and cut a dado into all four sides of the table to accept the top into. Sanded to 180 grit and afterwards applied three coats of equal parts Poly, Linseed Oil and Mineral Spirits ( a tip I learned from The Wood Whisperer). Final step was to super glue rubber strips to the feet so the table won't slide and to attach the black safety corners (which is actually speaker cabinet hardware). Voila, done!
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Looks great!

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You said "pine from lowes" and I thought "oh no." But you'd never know you used an economical wood on it.

It looks fantastic!
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Yeah, the pine from Lowes was actually really, really nice. I was very surprised about that. It was virtually knot free and straight.

The table is 30"D x 48"W x 18"H. The table top is 3/4" pre-made pine that I also bought at Lowes. I had to buy two of them and rip one to length. I used biscuit joints to connect them along with glue (obviously). I did over engineer the legs too. They're pocket-screwed to the table top, screwed into the top (hidden by the black corner protectors), and also carriage bolted to the styles. Like I said, they're really really strong. I made a few mistakes but overall I'm happy with the result. My son loves it.
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I think it looks great..I mostly use hardwood but was thinking about some quick and inexpensive tables for my store using pine and wondered about there pre-made tops...If I count my time and material for making them it may be better to just by them...How big were they and how much?

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Great job

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