So I wanted a farm table for the patio…..
And of course I thought, I can make one! So I figured what’s the worse that can happen? I mess up and then have to cut up the pieces and burn them? I mean, I’ve never made furniture before? But how hard could it be?
A few things you need to know about me before we start on this project together:
- I am for sure, undiagnosed with A.D.D.. I literally find myself spinning in circles sometimes because I’ve started so many things at the same time, I have no idea what to do first.
- I am extremely impatient. No explanation needed.
- I don’t really know how to use a tape measure without counting the little lines EVERY. SINGLE. TIME!
- I don’t write things down. I figure I am going to remember them, but can’t. Which explains why there are MUTIPLE trips to the grocery store every week, and I’m still come home without the one item I went there for.
So, when I decided to take on the project, there really was no telling how it would turn out! BUT, that being said, the table is amazing, and I’m since used the same idea to create a beautiful table for the dining room, as well as a really cool outdoor kitchen area for when I grill!
The great thing about a project like this, is that you can totally customize what you want, with the size and the finishes, and it costs a FRACTION of what furniture would cost you in the store. There is also a huge amount of satisfaction that comes from telling people that you made that!
This is a simple project, but will require some help at times. I mean, lets face it, most furniture is NOT made from solid wood, and these tables are!
The patio got a beautiful 9 foot table and two benches and then the kitchen area.
For the dining room, I needed a particular sized table, but didn’t want round, so I was able to customize a wide rectangular table, and put a pretty aged glaze finish on it.
As long as you have the right tools, and are using your head, you can do this too!
I’ll outline the specifics of how to construct a table in a later post, but in the meantime, who’s coming over for dinner?