This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plaid®. All opinions are 100% mine!
I’ve never done anything before like what I’m about to share with you! As you know I’m a member of the Plaid® Creators and we teamed up to create a collaborative Living Room. We each contributed a larger project as well as a piece on the gallery wall. I’ll give you a sneak peek at this later in the post! And you’ll want to make sure and read the whole post because there’s a fun giveaway going on at the bottom as well!! But first let’s take a look at how you can build this Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Table.
For my large project I built this industrial farmhouse coffee table. It’s the perfect build to get started with if you are nervous about woodworking! No fancy cuts or anything difficult!
Supplies: The list below contains affiliate links for your convenience.
- Ryobi Miter Saw
- Ryobi Drill
- Ryobi Finish Nailer
- Kreg Jig
- 1 1/4″ Kreg Jig Screws
- 2 1/2″ Kreg Jig Screws
- 1 1/2″ 18 guage Finish Nails
- Wood Glue
- Ryobi Sander
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk in Black
- FolkArt White Wax
- FolkArt Wood Tint in Walnut and Gray
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk and Wax Brushes
- (4) 2x2x8′
- (2) 1x4x10′
- (5) 2×2’s @ 18″
- (4) 2×2’s @ 16 1/2″
- (4) 2×2’s @ 37″
- (6) 1×4’s @ 40″
How to Build an Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Table
Step 1. Assemble the two squares with Pocket Holes and Wood Glue, which will be the sides of the coffee table base.
Step 2. Attach the side Rails to both sides of the base using Pocket Holes and Wood Glue
Step 3. Attach the center support using Pocket Holes and Wood Glue.
Step 4. Assemble the top of the coffee table using wood glue and pocket holes.
Step 5. Attach the top to the base. You can do this in two ways:
A) Apply wood glue to the top of the base, and clamp the top to the base and attach with finish nails. Leave clamps in place until the wood glue is dry.
B) Attach the top using wood screws through the bottom side of the top of the base. You will want to pre drill your holes to avoid splitting.
The Top of the Coffee Table:
After sanding the top I applied one coat of FolkArt Wood Tint in Walnut per the instructions on the bottle. Immediately after I applied a coat of FolkArt Wood Tint in Gray. Then I let this dry and applied a coat of FolkArt White Wax.
I really wanted the base to look like metal so I started off with FolkArt Home Decor Chalk in Black. I applied enough coats so that you couldn’t see any wood through. Once that was dry I rubbed FolkArt White Wax into the wood with a lint free cloth. I applied very little and rubbed quite a bit. This gave it that powdered texture that metal tends to have, almost a little foggy if that makes sense.
And that’s how I created our new Industrial Farmhouse Coffee Table!
I promised a sneak peek into our collaborative post so here it is! You can find out all the details on who created what, and how it all came together over on the Plaid Blog
And now about that GIVEAWAY….
- 1st Place: $500 collection of Plaid arts and crafts products, including supplies and tools to create your own DIY room makeover AND the entire finished wall gallery of projects exclusively created by the Plaid Creators
- 2nd Place: $200 collection of Plaid arts and crafts products, including supplies and tools to create your own DIY room makeover
- 3rd Place: $100 collection of Plaid arts and crafts products, including supplies and tools to create your own DIY room makeover
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