This is my take on the farmhouse table featured here on this site. The cut list was modified since I used reclaimed pallet material for my table base. I also used 2x12's for the top since I wanted mine a little bigger then the one on here. I took the extra time and effort to also add breadboard ends just to add the finishing touch to the top. The finish I used was simply whitewash for the base, the top was a combination of oxidation, black wash, white wash and distressing with misc. tools from the garage. We had fun (my husband helped)
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
new construction grade and reclaimed pallet wood
white wash for base, distressing then black wash and white wash for top. Because I wanted the top to look like it matched the base (mixing wood types adds a challenge) we took time to really distress the top using multiple tools: like a belt sander, chains, planers, and hammers and really added character. After this I oxidized with the vinegar and steel wool mixture and let that dry. Then I went back and used a very diluted black wash to really darken the wood. After that dried I did a white wash and lightly added white to acheive the look I wanted. After that dried I sanded to distress some more and love the results. Practice on scrap material to see what you like most.
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