My new Almost Farmhouse table

Submitted by JES on Fri, 05/06/2011 - 20:33

I LOVE the farmhouse table! Ours is an "almost farmhouse" since we didn't do our top with individual boards. For the table top, we used hardwood plywood and select pine 1x2 for edges. To get the Farmhouse look with a stain effect, I brushed on Minwax Express color in Walnut to get the appearance of long boards, applied 5 coats of poly, and put 2 coats of primer and paint on the legs of the table we already have. We attached the tabletop with glue and screws.

Estimated Cost
$75
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Maple/birch plywood (3/4") and 1x2 select pine
Finish Used
Minwax Express Color (walnut) brushed on. 5 coats polycrylic in satin finish. Sanded with 320 grit between coats. Legs: 2 coats zinsser primer and 2 coats of high hiding white in semi gloss
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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