But with Thanksgiving just a couple weeks away, think you don’t have time to build this table? The finish on the table top was top notch using water based urethane straight from the can! Start the process by easing all of the hard edges of the top and table base with 220-grit sandpaper for a smooth feel. The Farm Table’s main aim is to make it easier for you to access quality information. I’ve been doing a little outdoor decorating myself…hopefully it will all come together and I’ll post some pictures. I brushed it on because you can get so much more into your wood using a brush than using a cloth.
Check out some of their other projects, like their DIY farmhouse benches , their gallery wall , and their dining room chairs featured in their home. Including: the customized design style (x- base farmhouse style with bolted planks on top), the size (8 feet long!), the wood finish (trendy sun-bleached grey wash), the combination of two popular RH looks (X Based Wood Table and the Brickmaker’s Table)….and the best part: the price tag to make it! I found my legs at Lowes for $15 a piece making the cost of this table less than $100!
I’m a big fan of Ana White She has the most amazing plans for building just about anything you want and her plans are FREE. You will want to attach the first of these pieces 8” inward from the edge of the table top. I’m going to be trying something similar with some old bed posts but mine have a little flat spot that I’ll attach my aprons to. It unfortunately is something you may run into when purchasing wood from a big box store. I’m going to research some folding table parts to see if I can get a hold of the folding arms that you pop into place to really add stability to each leg.
As for the wood grain, I always look for wood that’s as close to center cuts as I can find and I always have the grain as though it would cup down (i.e. the concave side facing down). Reclaimed Barns & Beams reclaims the wood from these hand hewed, pinned barns that have stood the tests of time. Thank you for how-to video – it inspired me to build my very first piece of DIY furniture.
I will do my best to restrain my over-the-top excitement about this for your sake, but the plain and simple truth is that I LOVE THIS TABLE. I really wish I had a thousand dollar table saw with the workshop space to use it. But for now, by hand is all I have and it’s how people have built furniture for centuries. TIP: If you like our table but want something that looks a little more polished, just expand the finishing step. Start by sanding carefully and thoroughly, then apply a pre-stain wood conditioner.
I had a lot of trial and error to get the stain right (make sure to use the underside of the table top to practice!), but I found the system that worked best for me was to wipe the applicator pad and the wood with a touch of mineral spirits, apply the stain and wipe off immediately. My husband and I are in the process of building our first (and hopefully forever) farmhouse table and chairs and benches.
The area is much smaller than our last house so our typical rectangular farm house table was not going to cut it. The area is much smaller than our last house so our typical rectangular farm house table was not going to cut it The moment I walked in I knew we needed to build a round table. By using this joint, you greatly increase the surface area of contact between the two table parts. And our table was actually very grey….until we put the sealant on it……but we had to seal it. Still happy with the color though. I set my table saw blade to a height of 1.25″ (I like to have the bottom stretcher poke out a tiny bit).