Two Toned Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Tonia Noe on Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:57

I saw a table similar to this at Pier 1 and loved it, but didn't want to spend $400. I saw the plan for a farmhouse play table, then found one for a turned leg farmhouse kitchen table. The plan for the turned leg farmhouse table was not detailed at all though. The instructions for building the table top included, "put together the table top." LOL this was my very first project... I needed some more instruction!! So I went on YouTube and watched Ana's video where she made a coffee table pretty much the same style and kind of went off those instructions. I love the way it turned out! Everyone was so impressed that I was actually able to build it! (With a little help from my husband, father, and brother-in-law)smiley

I want to eventually build another one like this, but use better quality wood. I purchased all of the wood from Lowe's, even the legs. I figured since this was my very first project I shouldn't use good, more expensive lumber since there was a good possibility I might mess something up!

 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
For wood, stain, and protective finishes, roughly $125
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
wood from Lowe's
Finish Used
I used Rustoleum Dark Walnut stain for the table top (2 coats) and Rustoleum Willow stain for the legs and aprons (about 4 coats). I put Minwax waterbased Polycrylic on the legs and aprons as the protective coating. I didn't want them to turn yellow/amber from an oil based polyurethane. I put Minwax Polyurethane Clear Satin on the table top because I wanted a really durable protective coating.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project

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