I’ve learned when you have a crane company owner contact you about making a harvest table you’re not going to sway him from his BIG CRANE mentality. When he said he wanted a BIG, BEEFY top, he meant it with all his heart and never once did he back down from that. I’m certain my eyes bugged out when he told me he wanted the harvest table top to be 3″ thick. I’m always up for a challenge though so I agreed to take on the job. The couple wanted a 4’x9′ slightly rustic, old world plank looking table so I deliberately left the top boards a little loosey goosey when joining them together so you could see each individual plank. I pride myself in building heirloom furniture and I hope someone in their family will still be using this big monster 100 years from now! This table was a joy to build and the response I’ve had from it has been overwhelming. Here are the final pictures of the table with nearly 60 build-it pictures as well. I can’t think of a better place for a harvest table than in the heart of Iowa with the rolling farm fields and corn crib in the background. Gosh….I love Iowa and its people!
Whether you’re a woodworker or not you may find the below work-in-progress pictures interesting. Let me know if you have any questions…..I’m always happy to share any knowledge I have about woodworking and finish work too. Enjoy!