DIY Farmhouse Dining Table

Lots of projects going on around here, but today I’m sharing my farmhouse dining table I built a little over a year ago (waaay before this blog!).  This was my very first woodworking project.  I did happen to snap a few photos of the process – sorry about the poor quality, these were taken with my phone!

The wood for building this table was around $100!  I think Pottery Barn was selling this table for around $1800 at the time.  Mine might not look identical, but for the cost differential, I’m a happy camper!

For the stain I really wanted to create a natural-looking aged finish so I used the old steel wool and vinegar treatment.


Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine and Fir
Finish Used
Tea stain with steel wool and vinegar treatment. See the details of the finish on my blog.
Recommended Skill Level