Submitted by Trishalado on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 06:46

Over the course of a couple months, my husband and I created this beautiful poker table based heavily on the Benchmark Octagon Table plans found here. The farmhouse style base was essentially the same although the size was modified slightly to better accommodate our poker table top that was completely custom. We even created slide out cup holders that work perfectly.  So much wonderful inspiration from both here and Pinterest that gave us wood working virgins the confidence to tackle our first project together. 

Estimated Cost
$500+

I've saved all the receipts but hesitant to add it up as I know there were an insane number of trips to Home Depot! Also, because I am new to this we had to make a significant investment in tools. It's worth every penny and more.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Poplar top
Finish Used
Saman waterbased stain (three parts Iron Earth and one part White Wash colours the top and it's finished with multiple coats of Saman water based Matte lacquer. The base is painted with Rustoleum Chalk paint first with charcoal and Aged grey and then covering with Linen White. Once dry the edges were lightly sanded to reveal the grey and black giving a distressed look.
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate