Wednesday, July 20, 2016

DIY Dining Table




A few weeks ago, I posted a picture of our dining room table on instagram.  I immediately started getting questions on where we purchased it, but the thing is, we didn't buy it.   We made it!  

A couple of years ago, we were on the prowl for a new dining table, but had the worst luck finding one we liked.  They were either to small, to traditional or just not our style.  We knew we wanted something mid-century modern but with a rustic twist but that didn't seem to exist.  That's when we had the idea to make our own.  

We found a wood farm (is that a thing?) on craigslist that had thousands (maybe millions) of reclaimed boards.  The boards we picked out were once a barn!  How freakin' fun is that?  We brought those bad boys home and started the search for bad ass legs.  We eventually decided on hairpin legs.



 




Perfect, right?!  The ultimate mid-century legs to go with the ultimate rustic top.  

Once we had all our supplies, it was time to make that table our bitch.  
The wood was so gorgeous, we wanted to keep it au naturale.  We didn't use a stain, but we did seal it with a light coat of polyurethane.  
We lined all of our boards up, and attached them to each other with three 2x4's and drilled in the legs.

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Boom.  We now have a table.  
You don't get much easier than that!  #amiright


26 comments:

  1. Beautiful dining room table. Great DIY work.

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  2. We were in the same situation a few years ago! We couldn't find a table we liked so we spent months eating on the sofa haha. We did find a guy who did reclaimed wood tables but wayyyy over our budget. Wish we could have done it ourselves like you guys. That table looks stunning.

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    1. Thank you, Jolina! Next time you need a table, building it is definitely the way to go. So inexpensive and fun! :)

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  3. Love this table! We're kind of in the same boat right now. Our tiny dining room won't really fit the tables we like and the ones that do fit look so cheap. My husband keeps joking that maybe he'll just building one... LOL! I'm going to share this post with him - maybe we will just building!

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    1. Do it! It was a breeze to build and I *think the supplies were only about $150 which you can't beat. Plus it's fun knowing that we made it! :)

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  4. Oh my gosh! This is beautiful! Your beautiful blog and your photography is just the cherry on top :) You've definitely inspired me to make my own pieces like this!

    x Kathryn
    www.fashionablyfrank.com

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  5. I absolutely loved this. Your dining room looks amazing and this table is a perfect centre for it. Good job!

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  6. That table is beautiful! I love that it is made out of reclaimed wood! Win for the the environment and style :D

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I've had some barnwood laying around after I made a bath desk out of it. Making a coffee table like this would work with the rest.

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    1. How fun! You should definitely make a coffee table!!

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  8. This is stunning! I would've never guessed it was DIY! Absolutely beautiful job <3

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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  9. Really beautiful and unique!! Great job!!!

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  10. Your table is gorgeous! Love that you made it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  11. Girl. This table is absolutely awesome. Wish I had this talent!

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    1. Ah, thank you! You could easily do it too!

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  12. You have quite the knack for DIY!!

    Jenna from www.visionsofvogue.com

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