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My Farmhouse Table

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I was commissioned to build a farmhouse table from scratch. The customer sent me a photo and said "I want this table" I said, "just like that?" They said "yeah" So I went to at it...
Time: 1 Weeks Cost: $1000 Difficulty: Advanced
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Check out the video for inspiration and my rock n roll track! Yes I also do a bit of music. I hope you enjoy it.
This is the Farmhouse Table at the finished stage...but let's show you a bit of how it was put together...
I bought some pine boards at the local home center. I'm working on the top first...so we have to get these boards ripped down to side. We'll be joining 4 boards to make the top..but again...they need to be cut down a little..so, let's do that...
So I shaved off a bit of each board using the table saw. This table is going to be massive...let's move on to see how I connect each board together...
This is a biscuit joiner. It makes half oval type cuts into wood. This is a great way to join boards to make table tops and all sorts of projects! Let me show you what the biscuits look like...
So these are the biscuits. You add glue to the grooves the joiner made and then you pop the biscuits in. They suck up the glue and expand..then, the two boards become one. Let me show you the clamp up...so you have an idea of how it comes together.
I clamped the 4 boards together with glue and biscuits. Now it's just a matter of letting it dry. Once the glue dries, these 4 boards become one. It's really an awesome process! Let's move on...
I cut 2x4 boards to skirt the edges of the top...now we're cooking!! Oh, I also used screws to attach the sides of the table top. What I did was, I countersunk the screws...That way I can cover the holes...but let me show you how...
So I plugged the countersunk screw holes with dowels. Once the piece is sanded stained and sealed, you won't even know they're there. Oh btw.. the customer wants this table "extra distressed" Wait til you see the craziness of how I accomplished that...
I also cut down some 2x4 boards for extra stability on the underside of the table. Now we need a base for this farmhouse piece! Let move on...
Here is the table's base and legs. It's all made from 2x4s and 1x4s. Then painted white. Let's flip this right side up and distress the top...
I used a lot of different tools to distress the top. I used chains, a hammer, and a grinder...I even torched the wood. Oh, I also used an awl to poke worm holes into the top. We're trying to give this new wood, a very old and rich vibe!
So to finish up I stained and sealed the table. I used a gel stain and outdoor poly for the clear coat. The nicks and dings created by the distressing process come alive at this point. It was a very fun project and it has a whole lot of personality. I hope you enjoyed this! Again check out the video for inspiration. Let's show you the finished piece...
There it is! The farmhouse table. Catch you next time...

Materials I used for this project:

  • Pine boards   (Home Depot)
  • 2x4s   (Home Depot)
  • 1x4s   (Home Depot)
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To see more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyQ3_78DHg-_DcOY_quMflA

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