$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!
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!
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!
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:

Shelly@The Domestic Heart
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  • Laurie Laurie on Aug 20, 2014
    Love! I have an iron based table I love, could I make the top of the table without the wooden base?

  • AbadinBandB AbadinBandB on May 03, 2017
    It is a perfect table you made there. How inspiring, Shelly !!!