Peak Farmhouse Table

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Our dining room table has quite a story behind it...
Between various trips to furniture stores and finding inspiration through blogs, my husband and I decided to try our hand at building our very own farmhouse table.  One blog I found that was a great source of inspiration was Little Bits of Bliss.  I came across this post where she described how they created their own farmhouse table using a base from a table they already had and adding a planked table top. My husband I decided to use a combination of her instructions, guidance from, and trial and error!

Our very first step was looking for a table and we finally settled on one we found locally on craiglist. We removed the top and decided to just use the base and add boards to create a plank effect for the top. Above is the picture of the beginnings of our dining room table.

Now the building part began... Step one was to create a stronger frame that would be able to support the weight of the boards and also allow the boards to be fastened to the frame throughout the top. We added 2x2's to span the width of the table and countersunk screws into the sides. Next, we had to fill in the holes with wood putty and sand them down along the sides to create a smooth finish. We then primed the entire base of the table.


  1. Hey MJ! Did you guys have to sand the base before priming and painting? We are thinking of updating our dining room set like this.

  2. Hi! We definitely sanded the base before priming and painting so it would stay on better! Would love to see photos if you decide up to update your dining room set!


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