After years of looking in stores and asking other big families we knew about how they found tables to fit their big families, Paul and I realized we were going to have to break down and build our own.
I’ve found these plans online:
Lowe’s had a tutorial in their last magazine for this table:
(I didn’t realize they have an entire You Tube channel with more than 600 DIY videos!)
We started to pray for direction over what we needed and were offered some old restaurant tables when our church decided to buy new tables for the fellowship hall.
At first, I was thinking we might be able to use them in the basement. I kept looking at those wrought iron bases and thinking there had to be some way to use those.
When I mentioned it to Paul, he got pretty excited and we began to plan.
Paul screwed the wrought iron bases on each end of the table. I liked the idea of using pedestals instead of legs because you don’t lose leg/seating space where the support legs would have to be placed.
We’ve had these tables for a few years now. I think they will probably be here long after we are gone.
The only issue we’ve had with them is that my littles are messy when they eat and that food gets trapped between the boards. It’s not hard to clean out, but certainly not as easy as just washing a table.
I found rolls of vinyl at Walmart in their fabric department and bought 4ft for each table. (I’ve since found it at Hobby Lobby. With a coupon you can purchase it for 40% off!)
If you would like to see more photos of this project, you can click over to this post.
If you look for very long, you will see we have spent the last five years working on this house in one room or another. We are NO woodworkers- we are just figuring all of this out one project at a time, so— if you are thinking you can’t handle this project, think again! You can do this!!
If you try, I would love to see photos of your project!