***I have completed the matching benches to this table and you can get the plans for the benches HERE!***
Happy Friday! Holy moly, I am so excited to share my latest build with you! I had to take a break from all the Christmas posts to share my new farmhouse table because I just couldn’t wait!
That’s right I got a new dining table built a new dining table
I got the inspiration from this beautiful Monroe table from World Market. There is no way I could have a $1,000 (plus shipping and tax) dining table in our home with 2 boys and a toddler So, as always, I enlisted the help of our very sweet and talented friend, Ana White! She nailed it and after her awesome plans and my elbow grease, I now have a ridiculously gorgeous, expensive-looking, grand dining table and it only cost me $125! I know, insane!
I have shared the steps I took and the tips I learned as I went. This was not challenging at all and it took me about 10 hours of work from cutting the wood to applying the finish!
Find Ana’s plans HERE!
Let’s start with the legs:
A little Gorilla Glue Wood Glue goes a long way!
Easy enough Now let’s build the bases:
I used my Kobalt sliding compound miter to make the mitered cuts.
Time to put these babies together!
Adding the decorative arcs:
I love my cordless 18-volt Ryobi jig saw. This step may seem intimidating but it is very simple! Just draw an arc on each piece and follow with the jig saw. I use my Ryobi cordless sander to sand away any jagged cuts.
Now for the table top:
On to the finish:
I picked my favorite, Rust-Oleum Early American stain, to stain this table. I applied one-coat with a bristle brush and wiped away after 5 minutes. Tip: because this table is so big, I worked small areas at a time…i.e. legs first, one side of table top, etc. I also stained the legs, runner and table top separately before attaching.
I applied one-coat of Rust-oleum Ultimate Polyurethane (in Satin), with a bristle brush, to protect the finish.
***This table is 9 ft. and heavy (not a bad thing)! After the stain was dry, I brought the pieces in the house to assemble the table. I chose to attach the table top to the legs before pushing the runner through and this worked great for us. I also did not use wood glue to attach the table top to the legs (just wood screws) so that it can be disassembled and moved easily.***
Who would have thought 2×4’s and pine boards could be so fancy
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have added links to purchase items/tools I used in this post for your convenience!
Kreg Pocket Hole System
Ryobi Cordless Jig Saw
Kobalt Compound Sliding Miter Saw
Gorilla Glue Wood Glue