Big Farm Table

Submitted by fontzmark on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 03:10

11' Rustic Farm Table made out of 2" rough cut pine. Used a couple different plans from here and just kinda made it work to fit the space. Used a power sander to add some character and to smooth it out and wear it down in spots. Some of the wood wasn't as bluish gray, so I soaked steel wool in white vinegar and brushed it on, seemed to help a bit, especially on the fresh cuts.

Estimated Cost
$60 for the the wood and a box of screws.
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
2" rough cut pine from downed trees via an "inland hurricaine" a couple years ago
Finish Used
Soaked some steel wool in white vinegar over night to blend it a little, now that it has been exposed to sunlight it is pretty even though.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Guest (not verified)

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 05:21

Brings me back to my Grandparents house where our family filled the entire table! Great Job!

fontzmark

Fri, 09/02/2011 - 21:40

Thanks so much for the nice compliments, it really wasn't that hard, it's the wood that makes it special, thanks again.

David (not verified)

Wed, 09/07/2011 - 14:27

The table length is 11'. How wide is the table?

Eren Daugherty (not verified)

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 17:11

Absolutley stunning I am looking to make a farm house table to stay out side was going to use pressure treated lumber and pour a concrete top do u think this design will hold a 500 lb top?

Stephanie (not verified)

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 06:26

we are in process of building our table and we want to keep the natural wood distressed look and we don't want the shiny lacquer look... how did you seal this table to protect from spills?

Sara (not verified)

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 09:56

What did you use to secure the table-top boards to the base? I have some masonry nails that I have considered using but I'm worried that nails will not work as well in the long run since I plan on using my table outdoors. Do you remember what you used? How are they holding up?

Sara (not verified)

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 09:56

What did you use to secure the table-top boards to the base? I have some masonry nails that I have considered using but I'm worried that nails will not work as well in the long run since I plan on using my table outdoors. Do you remember what you used? How are they holding up?

Kelley O'K (not verified)

Sat, 07/14/2012 - 06:05

I LOVE how you used the 2" rough cut pine! We need a 9 foot table for our huge banquet and this is perfect...the use of steel wool and vinegar is a great idea. You've inspired me, thanks!

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