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!