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$2 Farmhouse Table

April 19, 2011 |
posted by Handy Andy
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$2 Farmhouse Table
About This Project

I am starting to work on more and more projects and I'm limited with space. I needed a worktable that could double as a backyard dining table (should the occasion arise). We have been planning to build the farmhouse table for a while now, so this was a great opportunity to build a prototype. I did some repair work for a friends deck and she gave me the leftover decking material. This became my table top. I purchased 4 2x4's at our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore for 50 cents each (this was the only money spent on this project). While I was at the ReStore I also picked up 4 pallets (they are free). After cutting them apart, the 2x4s from the pallets became the table legs and the 1x4's & 1x5's from the pallets became the shelf underneath. The shelf has been great for holding extra tools while I'm working on projects. My daughter likes to stack her toys on it too! This was a super quick and easy build. My wife even suggested we just refinish it and bring this one inside!

As always, I have to give thanks to Ana for such great plans!

From Plan (new): 
Estimated Cost: 
$2
Estimated Time Investment: 
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Required Skill Level: 
Beginner
Type of Wood: 
reclaimed
Finish Used: 
We haven't yet decided on the finish, we might just use a clear coat and call it done!
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Most beautiful farmhouse table!

This table is absolutely stunning!  I am blown away!

posted by Ana White | on Tue, 2011-04-19 18:02
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Nice table

posted by Charmed4blue | on Wed, 2011-04-20 00:45
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Great table!  Thank you so


Great table!  Thank you so much for sharing this.  I had no idea there were such things as Habitat ReStores and I just discovered there is one close to us!  I can't wait to go!


posted by mlogan00 | on Wed, 2011-04-20 08:01

wow!

The table is gorgeous. I love the patina of the old wood. If I were finishing it, I might go for a clear coat of Briwax instead of a poly coat. The Briwax won't change that beautiful gray color as much as a clear poly will. So pretty!

posted by Hillary (not verified) | on Wed, 2011-04-20 17:46
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brookifer86's picture

So good!

I love that you used all reclaimed wood to come up with something so useful! It looks fantastic. What a great work station and table

posted by brookifer86 | on Thu, 2011-04-21 11:10
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Handy Andy's picture

Thank You!

Thanks for all the feedback!  I've never used Briwax, so I will definitely look into that.  Thanks for the tip.  I built the pallet shelf for one of our guest bathrooms and lost almost all of that beautiful patina when I gave it a clear coat.  I ended up sanding again and really just started over. 

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place.  You never know what you're going to find.  I seem to always get lucky.  They always seem to have the few random sizes of scrap wood that I'm looking for, or at least something that will work.  Some ReStores are better than others, so check around.  It might be worth checking out the other ones in the area.

Thanks again!

posted by Handy Andy | on Thu, 2011-04-21 11:13
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Super !!!!!!!!!!

I will be showing this to my husband. It would be great in our back yard.

posted by chesleycathy | on Mon, 2011-05-09 14:04

table

i love this table! i have been looking at reclaimed wood tables for a long time. i really like this one, and sounds so easy to make. this is a new honey-do project for my husband..... thanks for the idea...

posted by Gloria (not verified) | on Sun, 2011-12-18 10:30

Amazing!

There is nothing more beautiful than the beauty in reclaiming wood. You did an awesome job, and I am now in the mood to scout out some barnwood of my own! Thanks!

posted by melanie (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-05-10 13:45
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jilllo27's picture

Wow

I love it!! What great vision you had!

posted by jilllo27 | on Fri, 2011-05-27 11:11
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ReStore

Thanks for the tip about the ReStore. I never even knew about them and low and behold there's one in my town! I am definitely going to check them out!

posted by aria_dia | on Tue, 2011-05-31 22:19

It looks fantastic!

It looks fantastic!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Mon, 2011-07-25 22:19

table

that is so cool. That is exactly what I want for a desk, (minus the bottom part)and then another one for outside, with the bottom part. I want my husband to do that, but he swore he's not making anything else & says he doesn't know how to make something like this. I'm jealous.

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Tue, 2011-09-13 18:20

I would love to learn to do

I would love to learn to do things like this. I am ABSOLUTELY clueless. Any help?

I want to learn to be able to design things like this.

Thanks so much!!!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Fri, 2011-12-02 11:28

Please tell me you have a HOW

Please tell me you have a HOW TO pictures lol i would love to make this TY

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-01-21 08:03

farmhouse table

id like to use this as sort of a breakfast/craft bar. i dont see any instructions! can you help me? we have 11 children so you know buying furniture and home repair is nearly nonexistant! i was thinking of putting bins on the bottom level. maybe shelves on one end? can you help me? thanks!!!!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-02-09 12:55

road trip turned out great!

On Sundays my hubby and I road trip and look at houses. Today we happened.upon a man putting.out wood then passing again FREE! Needless to.say this table will be made this week out of one.hundred year old tongue and.groove attic flooring. Thanks so.much!

posted by Guest (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-03-18 16:12

Love this!

Do you have a tutorial for this?

posted by Tammy Santana (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-06-08 14:06

Effective home making information

Banner
Effective home making information and location here! The article is quite aid full for (own) home maker and refiners. I appreciate to aria_dia for her creative job style. Thanks aria_dia for your good job!

posted by Banner (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-06-30 05:57

Effective home making information

Effective home making information and location here! The article is quite aid full for (own) home maker and refiners. I appreciate to aria_dia for her creative job style. Thanks aria_dia for your good job!

posted by Banner (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-06-30 06:04

How to make

Love the tables and would live to make them will or do you share your step by step plans in how to make them

posted by Star2508 | on Mon, 2012-08-27 13:40

How to make

Love the tables and would live to make them will or do you share your step by step plans in how to make them

posted by Star2508 | on Mon, 2012-08-27 13:40

Farmhouse table

Great table Andy, do you have a project plan for it if someone was not able to find the reclaimed wood? I would like to make one. Thanks,Kim

posted by Kim Barrett (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-10-17 14:35

Be careful using pallets for food surface items ...

Great idea and I love it. However just be careful using wood pallets in projects that are being used indoors or food surfaces. Most are treated with a plethora of chemicals to stave of pest infestations when sitting in warehouses. other than that a very cool idea!

posted by Toby Boyce (not verified) | on Fri, 2013-01-11 22:20
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Untreated Wood

I have lots of untreated wood and would like to use it in my yard, but I've heard it will rot quickly and can attract termites. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much!!

posted by mrsstacytaylor | on Thu, 2013-04-18 13:58

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