Update: We have two tables and bench sets completed. Our second table set turned out to be a beautiful blue gray slate color (first photo). Really lovely color, but not the color we were going for so back to the stain development process to get the warm brown gray undertones we originally planned. I will update the product page soon, but if you are interested in this color, please reserve it now as we will only be making one set. (just put a comment on the checkout page "I would like the blue gray set" or contact us.)
Ed has our shop buzzing with sawing, drilling, sanding, and assembling. Janise completed the developed a custom stain and fishing technique to provide the warm gray brown undertones with the white wash overlay we desire. Now back to the finish work of staining, white washing, sanding, and clear coating of the remaining sets.
In this video Ed is demonstrating biscuit and pocket holes joinery, the techniques he uses to build farm tables modeled after Amish style farm tables. The purpose is to join two pieces of wood to each other. The benefit to biscuits is that they add strength and durability to a project. Their main purpose is as a joiner. Pocket hole joinery is a very simple process - it involves nothing more than drilling an angled counter-bore into a piece of wood and joining it to another piece of wood with a screw. The screw sits inside the hole and provide a sturdy out of sight joint.