Monday, June 25, 2012

DIY x-base farmhouse console table

I was a hold out on the world of Pinterest but, my mom roped me in and now I keep finding awesome ideas I want to try in my own home.

I came across the below amazing farmhouse table found here. The plans to build it were found at ana-white. I did not need a farmhouse table but, this was really close to the idea I wanted for a more rustic console table only with a little bit of tweaking. The Anthropologie version of this dining table sells for almost 2000.00.



our finished version with stripped galvanized top

The tutorial:
We needed a table 55"w x 19"d x 30"h.
We followed the directions the same as the plans and just changed some of the measurements. The cross pieces on 45 degree angles were cut at 8" length instead to make the table skinnier. Instead of doing the wood planked top we added a 1" layer of plywood to cover with the metal.
  
 the finished unstained version with the plywood top.


my stain recipe for this project was:
approx 1 tbsp water
1.5 tbsp baby fawn latex paint (or any grey to get the weathered look)
1 cup dark walnut stain
I used a paint brush to apply pretty thick and did not wipe off other than drips. This project took almost a full 24 hours to dry.

 the sheet metal was made to size by my local shop again but, came as shiny galvanized.
i looked up many ideas on aging galvanized metal on the internet. let me tell you now, industrial sheet metal laughs at vinegar.
out came the rubber gloves and safety glasses with a big bottle of muriatic acid. this method works great but is quite stinky. ventilated area a must. the only issue with this method is with the application it formed a drip pattern into the metal because it goes so fast. i pulled out the old hand sander and away i went. medium grit paper and then to the buff pad. i got the texture i want and am debating another idea with dark wax but, for now it looks great.


 we didn't add the cross braces or bottom 2x4, as I needed to be able to store our blanket box and spare stools.


the grey brown wood looks wondeful around the kubu wicker and the linen sofa
 


super happy with the final product and the best part was the price. not even an inkling near the 2000.00 point.

Have a good one.

31 comments :

  1. Wow! This turned out so good. I love it. Love how you displayed everything on it too. Great job.
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  2. This is great! I was checking Ana White's site looking for console tables... and I had already fell in love with this table but the husband wants to build a different one instead. I think we'll have to make a console like yours so we can both get what we want.

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  3. l.o.v.e. it Meg!! Y'all did a great job on the table- it's fabulous!

    joan

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  4. Thanks for the wonderful comments everyone. Good Luck with the arm twisting Risa!

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  5. Hi Meg! This is a great idea for a console table and I am interested in trying the same project. Is there anyway that you could post the measurements of the pieces of wood you used? I would love to make one the same size! I saw that you changed the one piece to 8 inches, but what where the measurements for the bottom pieces and verticle 2x4s?

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    1. Hi, and thanks for visiting. The vertical 2x4's are the same as the directions as I still wanted a standard height table. The top and base of each leg is 19.25" wide. 1 layer of the top and bottom is a 45 degree cut and the bottom was a straight 90 degree (you can see this is in the pic)The little 1x4's on each leg were 16.25"
      Good Luck with your build!

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  6. love the table AND how you have it displayed - gorgeous elements really highlight the table!! xo

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  7. i would love to feature your beautiful table, if this would be ok with you please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. I would be honoured. Thanks for asking me! I truly appreciate the props!

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  8. This is freakin' fantastic!!! Great job, come help me build mine now!

    :)

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  9. I love your table! You did a great job. It looks great with the metal top! Pinning!

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  10. Okay so where did you get the top. I love it! Awesome job!!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful Meg, I used dark wax too, love love love your console, fabulous metal top! Thanks for joining in the fun!!

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  12. Gorgeous! X Base tables are so popular right now. I adore the addition of the metal for your top - WOW!
    xo,
    Shannon

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  13. Stopping over from Hometalk...this is incredible! How did you adhere the metal top?
    Thanks!

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  14. Hi! I'm over from the West Furniture Revival feature to see your gorgeous metal-topped table. Love it!

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  15. I absolutely love this piece. I especially love the stain color. Amazing job!!

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  16. This is stunning! I'm your newest follower-LOVE your blog and your style! Please stop by and say hello :)
    Susan
    must love junk

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  17. Table is awesome, thanks for sharing! Did you have any issues with legs wanting to move since you did not use center stabilizers? Also, where did you find the green boxes you have displayed? Thanks!

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  18. Beautiful table. What kind of paint did you use to mix with the stain? Was it eggshell, satin? What brand is that color? I love the look of the finish.

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    1. Dear EGLenn,
      The paint was Benjamin Moore baby fawn eggshell mixed in with dark walnut Minwax stain and water

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  19. Your table is amazing. Are there any more details you can give about the metal top? I can't figure out how you made it exactly.

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    1. I had the top made at a sheet metal fabricator in my area. I gave him my outside measurements and the amount of drop I wanted (thickness) and fit it onto precut plywood. I treated it with muriatic acid (using precautions of course)and then a palm sander with the steel wool/buffing pad until I got the finish I wanted. I also rubbed dark furniture wax into the surface for patina. It didn't take as long as it sounds but if you have any other questions let me know.

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  20. I am late to the game here! I found your table on Pinterest and was instantly obsessed! I do have a question about the sheet metal, did you wrap it on yourself, or did the sheet metal people do it for you? Are there sharp edges, or how did you smooth/soften them? I am planning on making a long double desk for homework and I just love the style of your table, that metal top is perfect. Great job!

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  21. Have my pad out writing the details! Awesome table. I made the original farmhouse table and I changed the measurements of mine to fit a curbside find...cedar gate that I used for my top. I want to make your console size with the metal top! Thanks for sharing- I am new to the blog thing :)

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  22. Have my pad out writing the details! Awesome table. I made the original farmhouse table and I changed the measurements of mine to fit a curbside find...cedar gate that I used for my top. I want to make your console size with the metal top! Thanks for sharing- I am new to the blog thing :)

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  23. Ah - lovely! LOVELY! I am gonna see if I can still find the plans. I need a table like this one for the barn, and I had resisted buying anything. This looks inexpensive enough. Problem is, I don't have a miter, mitor, mider?? saw, so I'll have to figure out if I can borrow one from someone. Hmmmmmm. Still, great look. I love it! And I absolutely love the addition of the galvanized top! Spectacular!

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  24. Meg, can you give me some idea of what the metal fabrication cost and what area of the country you live in (cost will undoubtedly be different in different parts of the county). I really like that table top! It reminds me of the counters by the sink in my grandparent's old farmhouse. Thinking of doing something like that on my kitchen-adapted bathroom vanity for the sink in my new unfitted kitchen. Good to know it's do-able.

    Any guidance would be appreciated. You do beautiful work. So glad I found your site (via Ana and your pic of this console table).

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