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Rustic Country Home Decor Ideas. | How To Build A Farmhouse Table For Your Home Using This Tutorial!

Rustic country home decor ideas. | How to build a farmhouse table for your home using this tutorial!

The feat put forth was to build a beautiful farmhouse table that would give a rustic antique home decor feel to the large kitchen we renovated for our country vacation house. The hard part for me was figuring out how to start. You know, who wakes up and decides to build a damn table as opposed to calling up a home designer and asking for advice on what is my home decor style. I decided to take the task head on myself and document my steps for anyone else trying to attempt the formidable farmhouse table replete with arustic bench and chairs. I started with looking through some country home decor catalogs to get a feel and a good idea for a design that would work with my kitchen layout and space. A plan is essential because you could build the most beautiful piece of furniture and the layout could make it look like straight trash, and since the interior home design wasn’t my strongest suit I needed all the help I could get (home design tips)! So, after I did my homework on what I needed, it was time to acquire what I needed to get this DIY home decor project off the ground.

I got a lot of wood since I wanted to make sure I had enough for the frame, the table top and the legs as well enough screws to keep it all together. My mom helped me measure and cut the pieces of wood for the different parts of the table, and that helped me out so much. If it were left to me, the table would still be under construction (laughs). Firstly, we began building the box frame that would hold the table boards as well as be a support system for the legs. It was crucial that we spend the time cutting, adjusting and putting the parts together correctly. After we did that, the drilling began for the screw insertions; this ensured that the wood would stay sound and not split. Next, I started the support braces for box frame this is where the table top boards assembled, and I secured the brace with long screws to the frame. When it was time to get the boards on top of the table, we attached the top boards using screws from below the structure. With that job under the belt, I moved on to distressing the wood, I hit it quite a few times with some chains, and then I sanded the entire thing. Finally, the wood was conditioned with a pre-conditioner called Minmax, wiped down and then stained; the legs were painted white for a nice contrast. I let it dry for 24 hours, and then we moved it into the kitchen with the long bench on one side, four chairs on either end and two on the other side of the table. We are now ready to host a dinner party!

Barn home ideas. | Our farmhouse table goals!

Barn home ideas. | Our farmhouse table goals!

I wanted to bring barn home ideas to life in the form of a farmhouse table for my kitchen. This is the result of our efforts!

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Home design tips. | Found this lovely long bench that would work grest with this table.

Home design tips. | Found this lovely long bench that would work grest with this table.

Home design tips from the design blogs will tell you to always go for the long bench when considering a farmhouse table. This lovely bench I kept from going into a woodpile!

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Good home designs dictate that we should write out our desired measurements!

Good home designs dictate that we should write out our desired measurements!

Good home designs from fellow DIYers would caution to write out plans and measurements before actually beginning the projects, and the farmhouse table needed this safety net.

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Texas home decor. | I have the table flat on the floor making sure the pieces of wood are nice and straight.

Texas home decor. | I have the table flat on the floor making sure the pieces of wood are nice and straight.

Who doesn’t love a little Texas home decor in their home, that’s why I was so adamant about having that country themed kitchen home decor.

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Dinner at home ideas. | Putting in some screws to secure the table ends together.

Dinner at home ideas. | Putting in some screws to secure the table ends together.

Getting all those screws in had us taking turns because my back was killing me, and all the while I am envisioning all my dinner at home ideas once we completed the farmhouse table!

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Ideas for home decorating on a budget. | It’s progressing quite well and looks amazing!

Ideas for home decorating on a budget. | It's progressing quite well and looks amazing!

I wanted to give some ideas for home decorating on a budget, for example, reclaimed wood will also work just as well as new pine. So if you have pieces laying around, please use them!

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HGTV home ideas. | We need more wood for the table so we are on the floor cutting up!

HGTV home ideas. | We need more wood for the table so we are on the floor cutting up!

When you are inspired by HGTV home ideas, you will get down on your hands and knees and cut those pieces of wood all night long if you had to (laughs).

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A close up of the braces under the table and how neatly we got those screws in.

A close up of the braces under the table and how neatly we got those screws in.

See how neatly those two screws look beneath the table? We used two long 3.5 inch screws on each side of the frame and brace.

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Putting in some more reinforcements on the table frame.

Putting in some more reinforcements on the table frame.

This picture of me should give you a better idea of the elbow grease that went into getting the frame ready to support the table top boards.

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Getting help putting the frame where I needed it.

Getting help putting the frame where I needed it.

Always need help to move the heavier parts around. So we called in for some much-needed help.

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Making sure the legs are supported by the brace.

Making sure the legs are supported by the brace.

Keeping all spaces equal and keeping the legs secured to the frame and the table top.

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This is what you should have after you put the support slats under the table and secure it.

This is what you should have after you put the support slats under the table and secure it.

We even had some leftover wood to make a trim right around the table for some added character to the farmhouse table.

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We are distressing the wood for that rustic finish!

We are distressing the wood for that rustic finish!

Use your hammer, pickax, chains, iron bars – whatever you have that can put some nicks and dents for a vintage finish.

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Sanding time again, who’s down to take a shift?

Sanding time again, who's down to take a shift?

Here we go with the sanding belt smoothing out any jagged edges and preparing it for staining and painting.

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Minwax pre-stain conditioner will prepare the wood for the stain.

Minwax pre-stain conditioner will prepare the wood for the stain.

Well, it was brand new pine, and I felt like some wood conditioner was necessary to make sure the stain went on without a hitch.

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