Customized Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Spurrell on Sat, 12/27/2014 - 10:24

As a newly blended family of seven  people, we needed a dining room table that would accomodate our family comfortably.  With nothing suitable available locally and our joint interest in homemade projects, we searched for a plan we could work with.  We were thrilled when we found this plan, which we customized to the dimensions of our dining room. We adjusted the length to 9' and the width to 33" and went with a plank and breadboard end top.  We used a Tudor colour Minwax polyshade stain with a satin finish for the top.  To achieve the worn look of the pedestals we used a torch to burn the wood, primed it with a primer sealer, painted it with furniture andcabinet paint (Armadillo) for durability, then scuffed/sanded the desired areas with a durable 60 grit sandpaper.  Making the table ourselves allowed us to use a colour scheme which matched the chairs we had purchased.  We will add, it was more time consuming than anticipated, but well worth it!  We LOVE our new table!! 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Total cost was less than $200.00 CAD.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
2X6 Construction Grade Lumber
Finish Used
Minwax Prestain Wood Conditioner
Minwax Polyshades Satin - Tudor
Primer Sealer
Sico Furniture and Cabinet Paint, Melamine finish - Armadillo
Recommended Skill Level


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