548 Samantha’s Brunch Table “Woodworking with spouses”

June 18, 2015

It’s pretty much next to “NEVER” when Samantha wants to work on a woodworking project with me.

So when she asks about us building a large table together I didn’t quite jump at the chance at first, I kind of carefully asked some probing questions before I agreed to anything.

Samantha's Brunch Table

Samantha’s Brunch Table

Don’t get me wrong, if you have a spouse that enjoys working in the woodshop with you (even only once in a while) consider yourself lucky. Having a shared hobby with your significant other is a great way to spend time.

On today’s episode we’re building what’s become lovingly known as the MattKEA table. A solid wood, farmhouse-style table that easily accommodates 8-10 people with plenty of elbow room for good food and great conversation.

So why did we jokingly call it the “MattKEA Table?”

While Samantha is helping with most of the assembly, and almost all of the finishing, I was the one down in the shop manufacturing most of the components (except the legs and the top, more about those in the video…here’s a hint though www.osbornewood.com.)

The idea behind this build is that I’d do all the milling, shaping and joinery and she assembles the final product, just like when she comes home from a trip to Ikea.

All kidding aside, it was actually a lot of fun and there’s even a chance we’ll do more of these joint project builds in the future.

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  1. James Pring says:

    i demand a Woodtalk spouse build-off!

  2. Grant says:

    i have the same feeling as you about the thickness of the table top. perhaps a bit of trim underneath the top edge could beef up the appearance.

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