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  • Mayfield, KY

Farmhouse Riser From Baseball Nubs

5 Materials
25 Minutes

Learn how I found farmhouse inspiration in the big city and how to create your own farmhouse riser from free upcycled materials.

Nubs I got for for free from the Louisville S
Nubs I got for for free from the Louisville S

The important part of your stand is the base. I just happened to get mine for free when visiting the Louisville Slugger Museum. They were giving these away at the end of the tour!

You could use spools or knobs from your local craft store if you don't have access to freebies.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

First, cut a 9in circle from pine wood with a jigsaw.

For this project I simply traced a 9in pie pan directly in the wood to use as my template.

Thai part of the project can easily be substituted with a precut circle from Lowe’s.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

Then hot glue your legs to the bottom of your circle.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

After your legs have had time to harden, stain your tray with a dark stain.

For this project I used Minwax Special Walnut 22.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

Stain the top of the tray as well.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

For this step I used a dry brushing technique. Do this by simply dipping the very tip of your brush in paint and paint using quick strokes until the paint you’re working with is basically dry.

After your stain has dried, dry brush a coat of white paint over the entire surface of the tray. This gives it the perfect antique farmhouse touch.

Be sure to creat paint strokes that flow with the natural grain of the wood.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

Lightly sand the entire surface of your tray with a course sanding sponge. If you happen to remove too much paint simply reapply using the same dry brush technique.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

For embellishment, and that little extra bit of farmhouse charm, hammer upholstery tacks around the edge of your tray.

I found these tacks at Walmart for .96 in the home improvement section.

farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs
farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs
farmhouse riser from baseballe nubs

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1 question
  • Sarge
    on Jul 27, 2019

    Why hot glue instead of a quality wood glue?

    hot glue is not permanent and has a tendency to break off whereas a quality wood glue bonds the wood fibers.

    • Jewellmartin
      on Jul 28, 2019

      Excellent suggestion, Sarge. However, for a decorative piece, not a stool or for heavy use, the hot glue should be sufficient. I would use wood glue because I keep it handy, but I think some people were born with a hot glue gun in one hand and they’re not afraid to use it! I do keep Gorilla Glue Sticks on hand, too. Good stuff. Jewell

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