Monday, May 21, 2012

Simple Design - Easy to do Farm Table

This wonderful Farm Table was made from an old plank door

It is a simple way to build a great farm table
I found this unpainted, natural wood, old barn door

I had Walter make an apron and  2x4 legs which he slightly tapered,
 but straight legs are simpler and also look good

One side of the door had 3 wood braces that held the planks together. 
 Walter cut back each of them by 31/2 ".

 When he made the 4" apron he was then able to screw the boards
 to the sides of the cross planks. 

 After cutting the legs at 30" each, he drilled holes and 
bolted the legs and the apron together. 

Painting was easy. Sand lightly with an orbital sander in case there is any grease.  
 For this look, I just thinned down a creamy white latex paint,
 rapidly brushing it in one direction so the grain will come through the thin paint.
I painted the legs and apron straight out of the can for a more solid look.

 As you can see in the photo, I put the table on top of another table to paint it 
so I would not get grass or mud on the bottoms of the legs. 

As a finishing touch, you might want to use a water based poly coating
 for durability or a good coat of wax.

As an added treat.....just LOOK at my find of the week!!!!

I'm struggling with selling it vs keeping it!


  1. Love your farm table! AND you have to keep the vintage shopping cart. Fill it with flowers, an ice bucket for beverages or beach towels. It's so versatile!
    Kris of Cricket Acres Studio

  2. This is genius! I was just at a flea market on the weekend and saw an old door with gorgeous patina and wondered what to do with it! Now I'm wishing i would have bought it! Love your sight and want to know where you find all these amazing finds?! Happy to be a new follower


  3. You HAVE to keep the cart! How cute! For the laundry room? Or the bathroom with towels? LOVE IT!!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  4. I can't get over our farm table - fabulous! If you have space, I say keep the cart, I can't imagine all the things you can do with it - you're going to have loads & loads of fun getting creative!

  5. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous repurposing project! That door is perfect as a table top. My jaw dropped when I saw that shopping cart. That would be a tough one for me too. When would you ever find another one!

  6. Sweet table! I've been looking for a design that I like, thank you!! Thanks for popping by my blog, following back :)

  7. Happy to follow! So nice to meet you.
    Love this project,Deb@LakeGirlPaints

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  9. Great Table! and it really looks easy. Thanks for sharing the steps.


  10. Super cute table! Thanks for visiting Saving4Six. Following you right back!

  11. I sold a shopping cart exactly like that about three years ago. I loved that thing. Now following you. Have a great day.

  12. Nice work! We just moved in to our new house and my husband is going to build us a farm table for the dining room. And my fingers are crossed that I can talk him in to building a second one for our back deck!! That cart is fabulous.. I don't know if I could part with it..

  13. I love your great finds! Thanks for following me....I'm your newest follower!

  14. That table is awesome! I found a 16 foot long piece of beautifully aged, rusted wood and I might need to make a table top from it. And that green shopping cart is so fun!!

  15. The table is fun - such a nice project. I vote you keep the cart. It is so very adorable.

  16. HI there,
    Thank you for visiting my blog while I was on my blogging holiday. I'm now following yours. I love that table!
    Beth x

  17. I love farmhouse tables. This one is great!

    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Stop by and check it out

    Have a great weekend.

  18. I have been wanting a table like that and now my husband can't put it off any longer because he's not sure how to make it! Thanks! Following you on Facebook now.

  19. Hi there, I can't tell you how many times I have passed your business sign on the Main Rd, curious & wanting to stop in. My in laws live in Southold & we are out there often, esp. in the summer. I would love to stop in sometime, your shop is beautiful, right up my alley:)Have a great day, now following, Jen


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