Farmhouse Coffee Table [Beginner/Under $40]

I altered the design slightly by using pocket holes on the top and the bottom slats.  I didn't want any of the screws to show since i was painting the base white.  I used all purpose bondo to smooth the seams for a more finished look.  This has been my favorite build so far and I can't wait for the matching end table to be released.  

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Framing lumber
Finish Used
Minwax special walnut 2 coats , rustoleum chalk paint 4 coats , verathane polyurethane water based 4 coats .
Recommended Skill Level



Fri, 12/27/2019 - 11:13

That looks so good!  ....and is exactly how I want to paint mine (stained wood top, white painted bottom). I have two questions-

1. Did you paint the base white after assembling it together (minus the table top piece) or did you paint it before assembly?

2. Did you bondo every gap, or were you referring to just the table top?

Again, it looks so great and now I really want to get going on making my own.