A farmhouse table can transform a boring room into a rustic, homey space. Despite the rise of minimalist designs in recent years, a rustic table always trumps the modern look. Rather than giving you a sophisticated look, the rough and rugged look of farmhouse tables gives you a sense of nostalgia, with its antique charm. It reminds you of home. That is why even after so many years, farmhouse tables are still a timeless piece of furniture.
Here are a few ideas on how to DIY your own farmhouse table.
This smooth table is designed by Ashley, Adam, and Keith of Domestic Imperfection. It features solid breadboard ends. The wood for farmhouse table used is a dimensional lumber readily available from the home center. This size of table fits in an average-size dining room.
This table is a DIY farmhouse table project from East Coast Creative. Unlike the smooth surface of the first design, this one uses planks to form the surface, giving it a more rugged look. This design consists of the table top attached to an existing base, making this a fairly easy one to make and could be done over a single weekend.
American Woodworker made this DIY farmhouse table plan that has a more refined and traditional look. Unlike the flat, smooth surface of the previous designs, this one plays with the wood for farmhouse table by giving it curves and shapes.
This design from Our Vintage Home is a mixture of a modern look with a rustic look. If having dark wood is too much for you, you can opt to mute down the rustic tones by going for a painted base instead.
- For people living in smaller spaces like
apartments, this design from Ez of Creature
Comforts is perfect for you. This design is not as woodwork-intensive as
the previous ones and is built from pre-cut 2×8 boards and IKEA legs.
Check out the article from BobVila.com here on DIY farmhouse tables.