Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Rustic Farm House Table

I was telling my good friend and neighbor
that I needed to find a dining table for the cottage.
So she says to me,
"Why don't you just build one?" 
Sure, right.
But as I walk away I start to think...

The wheels wouldn't stop turning. I started to scroll through plans for the Knock-off Wood's "Salvage Wood Farm House Table". I didn't like the legs so much. But was inspired by this table, and I decided to go on a search of some table legs, as a starting point.

My daughter and I headed to a flea market and found us a table for 20 bucks.

Then I went and got me some wood, cut by Rich, at Lowes,
for specific Rustic Table measurements. Thanks Rich!

Armed with a power drill, long screws, my new countersink bit and some sandpaper, I went to work.

A close-up. Couresty of my son.

Some cross-slats would support the boards that create the table top.

My friends stopped by (with their kids) and joined in the fun
of distressing the wood using forks, screws, washers and girl power.

While we worked, our children (9 of them) played in the back on the playset-turned-waterslide, and on with a slip-n-slip, snacks, drinks, water balloons, games, music and self-appoined lifegaurds
(not captured very well in this picture, but I was eager to get back to the distressing).

After attaching the legs, with the help of my husband, and making dinner (not a "real" dinner mind you; pizza for the second time that week). My friends were back to help out with the staining.

And now: presenting my hand-made Rustic Farm House Table!

I can't wait to get this in the cottage! I'll blog about the bench some other time.

Head over here to see the table in my cottage! We love it and it get a lot of use!


  1. A. MAZ. ING.

    Sophia: "That's my cool aunt!!"

    Sarah: "I wish MY mom was that awesome"

    Thanks for setting the bar just a little bit higher :)

  2. Looks awesome! Thanks for letting us be a part of your speed-building process.......I think you may have set a record for thinking it, planning it, and building it. It takes me much longer, I usually get stuck on the thinking part. Great work, my friend.
    (Oh, and who is that hot brunette with the bad bermuda shorts on??) Tell Ben he needs to work on his photoshop skills or try to capture more flattering angles next time:)


    I've got a couple questions about the skirt in this post. I love it! I'm planning on doing the same thing, but need some help with a few details. Could you email me, please? arroller at q dot com

    Angela :-)

  4. Great work! I saw the table on KOW too! I couldn't find the remake of my dreams, so my husband and I built ours from scratch! Check it out sometime! :)

  5. Amazing! These farm tables are looking unique and make a good decorating . These table made by a good craftsman .

    farm table

  6. Hi. I just bought an oval table to do the same. I'm just confused how you attached the legs without the original top. Can you post pics? It'll be very helpfull. Thanks, Renata (renatacbarbato at gmail . Com)


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