Steve, with help from Jeff, got almost all the paint off of the porch posts and got them sanded smooth. Notice that they are hollow.
Steve got a 4″ x 4″ post and ripped boards to fit the hollow center of the posts. He and Jeff glued the perfectly cut pieces into the center of each table leg to make them stronger.
They cut the ends to make them smooth.
I got home from shopping in Dallas and stained these lovely table legs.
They don’t take the stain as well as the table top but that’s OK with me and Steve. In fact I almost wish the table top had the same pickled finish – but it doesn’t. Here’s a nice close-up…
The square part of the legs are the top, the turned parts will be nearer the floor. Look close and you’ll see that they are in ‘pairs’. The top of the porch post was one pattern, and the bottom was a different turned pattern. I love it!
These are the best, you are gonna L.O.V.E. this table. It is so cool that you are re-purposing so much of it. Yea!
Very impressive – I have been enjoying seeing this table progress!
some really lovely work here, I usually go with iron table legs because they are easier to keep up with but you can really appreciate the craftsman ship of these legs