$100 Farmhouse Dining Table - #DoableDIY


Lots of projects going on around here, but today I’m sharing my farmhouse dining table I built a little over a year ago (waaay before this blog!). This was my very first woodworking project. I did happen to snap a few photos of the process – sorry about the poor quality, these were taken with my phone!
100 farmhouse dining table doable diy, dining room ideas, diy, woodworking projects
100 farmhouse dining table doable diy, dining room ideas, diy, woodworking projects
I got this building plan – and the confidence to attempt it – from the amazing Ana White. If you’ve never been to her site, she creates free and easy furniture building plans. I love her plans because many of them are knock-offs of Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware furniture!
100 farmhouse dining table doable diy, dining room ideas, diy, woodworking projects
The wood for building this table was around $100! I think Pottery Barn was selling this table for around $1800 at the time! Mine might not look identical, but for the cost differential, I’m a happy camper!
100 farmhouse dining table doable diy, dining room ideas, diy, woodworking projects
I really wanted to create a natural-looking aged finish so I used the old steel wool and vinegar treatment. Here’s how to do it:
100 farmhouse dining table doable diy, dining room ideas, diy, woodworking projects
100 farmhouse dining table doable diy, dining room ideas, diy, woodworking projects
Shelly@The Domestic Heart

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  • Laurie
    on Aug 21, 2014

    Love! I have an iron based table I love, could I make the top of the table without the wooden base?

  • AbadinBandB
    on May 3, 2017

    It is a perfect table you made there. How inspiring, Shelly !!!

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