Building your own furniture, like entry table, is satisfying. Though you need extra effort but you pay less. This time, we are giving step-by-step building your own farmhouse entry table. The inexpensive supply list certainly is on its way to impress you. After counting the list, including the wood and hardware, this project only costs you less than $50. Furthermore, it takes an afternoon to build. So, let’s get started!
1. Here are the supply list you need to get:
- 8-foot of 2×4 boards.
- 8-foot of 1×2 boards.
- 2 ½ inch of premium trim screws.
- 4 ½ inch of HeadLOK screws.
- Miter saw.
- Nail gun.
- Brad nails.
- Wood glue.
- Rubber mallet, and
2. And here are the step-by-step:
- Cut out the wood pieces. (1) The top. To build the top of a entry table, you need four 5-foot pieces of 2×4 boards. Use 2 ½ inch premium screws for holding this in place. Another note is to avoid the wood from splitting, always drill a pilot hole before even drilling each screw into your wood. This helps so much to make your project on ease. (2) Two bottom shelves. And for the two bottom shelves, use three 59-inch long pieces each of 2×4 board. You will get six total pieces all together. (3) The legs. Next is for the legs. In this part, you need four 32 ½-inch pieces of 2x4s. After every part is assembled, sand with a hand sander.
- Assemble the console. (1) The legs. We have assembled the table top, so this one is coming next. The first brace piece should be 1/8 of an inch from the bottom, while the middle and bottom brace piece should be 16 inches from the bottom on each leg. (2) How to attach the tabletop. Doing this step should use HeadLOK decorative screws. (3) Add the shelves. Use a rubber mallet to get everything fits in its place. (4) Lay your console on its side and drill in the bottom shelf. (5) Decorative braces. Add two Xs on each side of your entry table. Make a custom cut for each spot by using 1×2 boards and 50° on each end.
- Stain your entry table. The color recommendation is dark walnut but it is still on your hands. Always remember to use rubber gloves while staining. Let it dry for 24 hours.
Does it seem rather simple? Once you nail this one, sure you would build another and yet another one. Who can suppose building an entry table can be this addicting?