I wasn’t going to blog about this project until it was all finished. Like in my house and decorated finished. But that won’t be for another month, and I just HAD to show everyone my new table. Cause I’m so danged excited about it!
I started on Monday. I just wanted to take it slow and work on one part at a time and make it look good. So over the course of this week I’ve worked on this table a few hours at a time here and there. Delilah and I have went to Home Depot everyday. Buying small amounts of lumber, screws then stain.
Delilah practicing her gymnastics routine on the wood cart.
The legs were a little complicated, but fun to put together. And nothing too time consuming.
Whenever I start hammering on something the girls always want to take over.
The main post in the middle of the legs was a 4×4 I salvaged from a pallet.
Then came the table top using 2×6’s kreg jigged and wood glued together. It’s super heavy.
Then I stained it.
My lovely sister suggested I try grey washing it. I hadn’t heard much about it, or haven’t been paying attention to this new finishing technique. So I did a little research and thought it looked cool. So I gave it a whirl.
You may notice I also added the diagonal braces. I had planned to leave them off thinking it would look to busy and jumbled. But it looks pretty awesome actually.
Plans from Ana-White: Fancy X Farmhouse Table
I altered the plans to get a custom size perfect for our dining room.
This plan is based on the Restoration Hardware table Salvaged Wood X-Based Table, retailed at $3,295.
Price breakdown for my table: $50 wood, nails and jig screws, $10 stain and lacquer. So I think I saved a pretty penny, eh? Also the RH table is humongous and would never fit in my house anyway.
After I make some benches and we buy a couple chairs for the ends and then get it in our dining room, I’ll share with you how it all looks.