Husky Farmhouse Table

Submitted by jleigh333 on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:56

I fell in love with this table as soon as I saw it! I made another farhouse table last year (first table I'd ever built) and liked it okay but I had made a lot of mistakes. The old table is now my work table in the garage- which is great because I needed a bigger work surface anyway! I tried to make my table just like Ana's version but I used regular latex flat paint over the stain instead of milk paint (couldn't find the type she used). I was impatient and didn't want to order it and wait for it to be shipped. I was kinda hoping it would flake/crack a little but it didn't. Oh well, I still really like how the legs turned out. I stained them (and the top) with a 50/50 mixture of Minwax stain in dark walnut and classic gray. I used three coats of Minwax fast drying poly on the table top and just rubbed the legs/base with a furniture wax to give them a little bit of a smooth sheen. I also distressed them a little bit. I like how the dark stain kinda bled through the paint. It really helped to add to the antique effect. I wish I had taken more pictures throughout the building process but I was so focused on the job that I just didn't think about it! Anyway, I just love this table! It was really fun to build and the turned legs take it to the next level! 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$400
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
pine
Finish Used
Minwax dark walnut and classic gray mixed 50/50
Minwax fast-drying polyurethane
flat latex paint in an antique white/cream
clear furniture wax
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

tammyj

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:37

Love this table!!!! Can you tell me the wood species that you used?Love the stain color!!!

tammyj

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:38

Love this table!!!! Can you tell me the wood species that you used?Love the stain color!!!

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