This table was built to last. Using traditional mortise and tenon joinery (no screws, only strong joints with wood glue) for the base of the table, this table cannot be taken apart. The only screws used here are for mounting the 4ft x 8ft table top to the base.
The table top was built with poplar wood (an inexpensive material, but strong enough material to be categorized as a hardwood) and stained with Minwax Early American oil-based stain. Additionally the top was sealed with a durable water-based Polyacrillic by Minwax.
The base of the table was built using affordable 2×4 and 4×4 Douglass fir wood, but I take great care in my milling process to make sure this material is true, straight, without any structural defects. As mentioned, the joinery provides an unbreakable structure while maintaining a cost-effective material.
The table was painted with a satin black and sealed with Minwax Polyacrillic. Needless to say, if you’re looking for a table that can take a beating from your children, but maintain beauty and durability, this table can certainly provide that for you.