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Farmhouse Table from Scrap Wood

  • August 4, 2014
  • By Sabine

When I was a little girl, my grandmother had an old farmhouse table and a bench in her backyard. The table sat under a cherry tree my mom planted when she was a little girl. My great-grandpa built the table from old scrap wood and with a few simple tools. No paint or stain was applied – just good old solid wood. Some of my best childhood memories happened at this table. I can still remember helping my grandmother cut fresh fruits and vegetables underneath the cherry tree. I can’t remember how many times my sister and I built a fort under the big table. For some reason, the best conversations always happened at this old table.

When my girls were little, they shared many delicious, home cooked meals with my grandmother at this table. To me a farmhouse table represents hard work, simpler times, working with hands, and gathering the family together – a mentality that sometimes gets lost in our busy lives.

Yesterday, I decided to make my own farmhouse table. I have a pile of scrap wood from an old fence in my backyard ,which I thought was perfect for a table. For this project I didn’t follow a particular plan. The table measures 30 inches high, 60 inches long, and 32 inches wide. I used ideas from and from Basically, I used what I had laying around.

I love how it turned out. I love that the wood isn’t perfect – it definitely brings back fond memories – and I hope to make my own memories with my children at this farmhouse table.

Here’re a few pictures of the process:

I white-washed the top and stained the legs just a little bit with Minwax wood stain.

I built the bench months before I built this table.

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By Sabine, August 4, 2014
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  • melodys100
    August 4, 2014

    This is the best thing you’ve made yet! But then again, I say that every time 🙂

  • sabines
    August 4, 2014

    That’s true. But I appreciate all your comments.

  • Maureen
    August 5, 2014

    I love it! The paint and stain are perfect for it.

  • Nellie
    August 6, 2014

    That is wonderful you have all those great memories of times with your grandmother around her farm house table, and wonderful that you want to give those same great memories to your own children. Your table looks great all set and ready to go…………..
    Hope you have as much fun and blessings with your children as you did as a child.
    Blessings, Nellie

    • sabines
      August 6, 2014

      Nellie, thank you so much for the sweet comment. We celebrated my daughter’s 20th birthday yesterday and we all sat at the farm house table together. It felt really good. Have a wonderful week.

  • Domestically Speaking
    August 8, 2014

    How cute is your table! I’m featuring it tomorrow in my Friday Features… thanks for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!

  • Sette Design
    August 8, 2014

    Wow you did a great job. I love all farm tables and I too grew up under a cherry tree.
    Cheers from a single mom in Italy.

    • sabines
      August 8, 2014

      Hi Natalie. Thanks for the sweet comment and for stopping by. Cheers from a single mom in Nashville!

  • Lisa at Mabey She Made It
    August 12, 2014

    I love this! I’m featuring you tonight at the Do Tell Tuesday party!

    • sabines
      August 12, 2014

      Thank you, Lisa. I’m very excited about the feature. Have a great day.

  • Shanice
    August 15, 2014

    This table looks great! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

  • Gail (@repurposedlife)
    October 12, 2014

    very pretty table! I love using old fence too!

    great job Sabine


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