This beautiful farmhouse table sends the message that everyone is welcome to eat at Katie’s house. Katie, from addicted 2 DIY, wanted to make sure she had enough seating for everyone during parties and holidays. Inspiration for this type of table came from Restoration Hardware’s Farmhouse Salvaged Wood Extension Table. The original table uses 100-year-old reclaimed wood. The fact Katie did not have access to reclaimed wood, did not derail her desire to bring this table into her kitchen.
Using plans from Ana White ,and wood from Lowes, Katie and her husband set upon making this table from 4 x 4’s and wide plank wood. The amazing fact is that her table cost Katie between $300-$350. Purchasing the table from Restoration Hardware for $3795 would not have left her enough money for appetizers at her events.
Once Katie and her husband finished constructing the table they gave some great advice on finishing the wood.
“The first step was to wipe on some wood condition. It opens the pores of the wood and allows it to take in the color of the stain so much better. I used two coats of Minwax stain in Provencial.”
“If you don’t use it, you could end up with a blotchy finish.”
Katie, that table turned out beautifully, not only did you do it yourself, but you saved yourself thousands, leaving money left over for entertaining in the years to come.