Farmhouse Table - Shortened

Submitted by Danimal on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 20:53

I loved the look of the farmhouse table, but it was a little long for what I needed as our kitchen table. The original plan made a longer dining room type table. I decided to shorten it up a bit, it has a bit more of a stocky look to it but we love it! It is such a solid design, and we get such great compliments on it. I used wooden dowels to fill the screw holes which gave it a bit more country look to it because the vinegar stain turned them a slightly different color than the tabletop.

Estimated Cost
$100 for more than enough lumber.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
White Pine (bottom 2x4's) Doug Fir (2x6's & 2x8's)
Finish Used
I used the apple cider vinegar and steel wool stain (soaking #0000 steel wool in a mason jar with enough vinegar to cover the wool. Allow to soak for approximately 4-6 hours. Then straining the vinegar through a coffee filter to strain out any remaining steel wool. After testing on a scrap piece of wood, I found the right amount of vinegar to brush onto the wood. I sanded it down after it dried and finished it with some wood finishing paste wax.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate