At this point in the project, I'm looking at this half complete table, and I want to play! For a brief
moment, I thought about forgetting the trim and continuing on.
But adding the trim was the night and day difference between a mediocre table and a rustic piece of art
(in my eyes.) The trim is also 3/4" thick Hickory by 4" & 6" wide pieces - and serves mostly as an
aesthetic enhancement, but it does help to make a heavier and more robust table. There is no limit to the
trim. You can design your own look, or follow something that you found appealing on another table.
I have a simple routing bit that basically just knocks off the corners at an angle. I did all of the
edges with the one bit. You can choose any style you'd like. Most bits cost around $25, and they really
make a big difference when it comes to beautifying a wood project.
I cut and installed all of the pieces. I was careful not to place any of the leg trim directly on the ground. If I ever had to move the table, I'd hate for all of the weight to be sitting on a piece of trim. I then used a little wood filler to hide nail holes, screw holes, and small gaps between joints.
I did a little light sanding (I do not have the patience for fine sanding - I like it rough.) Then I stained the table with Minwax - Puritan Pine.
At this moment...LIFE IS GOOD!
And, as calculated, the corner of the Cabinet & Legs, just clear the corner pockets.