We cut the table top into thirds. Each side is going to be a shelf. The middle section is going to be a test board for phase 2..... the legs were also cut and used as shelf supports.
here is when we were dry fitting the monster... it's 12 feet long...
and here we are today. It's even. It's installed. Into studs even. After Thanksgiving we will begin phase 2.
Phase two involves painting out the legs white and stripping the table top and restaining it a lighter maple color to match the kitchen.