This is the last post about our kitchen table, I promise! If you are just tuning in, you can check out the previous posts here and here. Before we took our tabletop home from the Woodcycle, we decided to have the last ~18 in taken off the table so that it would better fit our open floor plan kitchen. Since we started with a little less than 7 feet, this left the kitchen table at a little over 5 1/2 feet. It was a tough decision, but we didn’t need such a large table for our small family.
However, the wood was was so gorgeous, that we decided to take the leftover piece and turn it into a cute side table! Added bonus, we now have a way to extend our table for Thanksgiving and Christmas! In the pictures below, you can see the tables flow seamlessly together and although the legs are different, they look amazing together!
Speaking of the table legs, we picked up a pack of 4 pieces of scrap wood from Restore West a few months ago. FYI – the Woodcycle bundles up cool scraps of wood for Restore in addition to their larger planks of wood. The light-colored wood was roughly cut and had bark on some of the sides. I figured that this was perfect to match the two tones and live-edge of the kitchen tabletop! We ended up sanding some of the bark away (a pain in the butt because of how splintery it got), but left as much of its character as possible. We cut it to size and sealed it before attaching it. We love it!