$2 Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Handy Andy on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 14:29

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!

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
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We haven't yet decided on the finish, we might just use a clear coat and call it done!
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