Tuesday, April 28, 2015

DIY Farmhouse Table (project reveal)

I have been waiting to show you guys this table since my husband and I started on it!! I love everything about it and I can't wait to use it as a dining room table in our own farmhouse someday, but for now it will work for our outside table! Our other outside table was demolished in a storm we had a couple months back and with this awesome weather we are having I was wanting a table out there so bad! What's a girl to do! We had a couple of  pallets and some scrap wood laying around and figured it would be enough to get us started on a table at least! And it was! We only had to get 4 2x4's costing us about ten dollars if I remember right! We used Shanty 2 Chic's and Ana White's plan for a Fancy X Farmhouse Table. We did modify it some though!
Here is what we did!
First we built the legs by hammering to pieces of pallets together! Then cutting the diagonals on 45 degrees and screwing those into the main pallet! We made 2 of these.
 
 
 Then we added 2 boards to each leg to help sturdy it one on the top and one on the bottom.
 
 Next was the top! We used pallet boards cut at 6ft and then nailed that into 2x4's.
 
Then we added a middle support beam and nailed that into place!
Then we also added a couple diagonal support beams!
 Next was building the base! 
We took a 2x4 and used that as the bottom support! Then we took 2 more 2x4's and I (first time I used a circular saw and I am now in love!) cut them on 45 degree angles and screwed those into the table and the middle support beam on the table top! 
 
Then we nailed the 2x4's together at each end! Now on to stain and paint!
I was debating whether to stain or paint or both but having to use old lumber and new I decided to do both! First I stained the whole think black (only stain I had on hand).
 
Then I painted 2 coats of primer and sanded the whole thing after!
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
And then I put 2 coats of polyurethane on and moved it outside!!
 
 
 
 
 
I have about 100 ideas on how to decorate out there, so for now I am holding off doing any decorating! I will be sure to update you all when that does happen! Also apologies on how horrible the garage looks! My husband loves to work on his jeep and it gets messy! You can follow his progress at Cheep Jeepin! Hope you guys like it as much as I do!! I am sure there will be a ton more projects on the blog involving building things, since it is my new found love!! Have a great Tuesday!! <3
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17 comments:

  1. What a beauty and you made it look easy to do! Love it!

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  2. We're going to make a shed table and this is just the tutorial we needed. I've pinned it for later. I'd love you to come by and link it up at Two Uses Tuesday http://www.purfylle.com/p/two-uses-tuesday.html

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    1. Thank you so much! I would love too!

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  3. Hi! Stopping by from the Work it Wednesday link party! You did an awesome job, it looks great :-)

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  4. Wow this looks phenomenal! It turned out perfect...all the step you took to make it I just love! Thanks so much for stopping by my page so I could fine your lovely blog and this amazing feature that I am for sure pinning!

    Have a great Day!

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    1. Awe thank you so much Deb! Too sweet! Hope you have a great day as well!!

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  5. Wow this looks phenomenal! It turned out perfect...all the step you took to make it I just love! Thanks so much for stopping by my page so I could fine your lovely blog and this amazing feature that I am for sure pinning!

    Have a great Day!

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  6. Great job. I cannot believe that this is basically "throw away" wood, it looks gorgeous, and it would fit with so many decor options! You did a great job, you may have friends and neighbors wanting you to build them one too. Love it.

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  7. It looks great! We need an outdoor table & I love how yours turned out. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty :)

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    1. Thanks Brittany! It is pretty simple to make!

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  8. This table is super cute! I love it!

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  9. Hello cute girl! Just stopping by to let you know that your farmhouse table was chosen by Kimberly as her favorite from our last party! Happy dance time. We will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Awe yay!! Made my morning! Thank you so so much Kimberly!

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