Oakley Coffee Table
Who doesn't love a farmhouse coffee table with a nice set of turned legs?
These legs are super popular in the woodworking community and I couldn't wait to get my hands on them. Thankfully, my friends over at Build Something are partnering with me to present the plans so you can create your own! Build Something is Kreg Tools plan site where you can find free plans for some awesome DIY furniture.
This post is sponsored by Build Something and Kreg Tool!
But first let's talk about these legs! So thankful for the guys over at Osborne Wood Products for sending these over! Aren't they just lovely? Be sure to go and check them out! They have an assortment of unfinished wood products including, but not limited to, legs, corbels, etc.
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But, before you head over to Build Something for the free plans, check out my process of building this coffee table and be sure to read about my favorite furniture finish technique!
To make sure the legs stayed in place I made sure to use my Bessey GSCC2.524 2.5-Inch x 24-Inch Economy Clutch Style Bar Clamp. These are by far my favorite clamps. Easy to use and they definitely get the job done! I left the clamps on for several hours just to make sure that the legs stay in place over time! You can never be too careful!
So I am sure that I say this very often..but I absolutely love my Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System! It's the one tool that I have used on every project and it makes life so much easier for me. When people ask me which tools are must-haves I always include the kreg jig because it has been one of my favorites! I also have the Kreg DB210 Foreman Pocket-Hole Machine, Blue, which is the kreg jig on steroids but I always still use my little baby.
This coffee table was super fun and easy to make! I love seeing the balustrade coffee tables every where but I didn't want to build another one of those because I see them all the time! This design was a cool way to use the same legs but switch it up just a bit!
Another one of my fav products to use is Dap 21506 Plastic Wood Filler, 16-Ounce! Let me tell you I tried almost every type of wood filler before I tried this stuff lol and trust me the process along the way wasn't pretty! Hear me out when I say this is the good stuff!
Ladies and gentlemen, I am sharing my all-time favorite finish technique! I absolutely love how it turned out on this coffee table! It really gives it that restoration hardware type look.
First I started out painting the coffee table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint! I know what your thinking.."that stuff is expensive " and your right it is! But I just love the way it looks after I finished it off with the gel stain. I am sure this technique would work with any other chalk paint but I have only used Annie Sloan. 285140 Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint 30 oz, Linen White is a little bit cheaper so feel free to try it out with that! (Let me know how it goes.))
Next, after the chalk paint finished drying, I took a cloth and wiped it down with Old Masters 24991 80704 Gel Stain, Dark Walnut, 1 quart Make sure you wipe it on good because if you wipe it on sloppy you will be able to tell, but it gives the coffee table a great rich look. After I finished wiping it down with the gel stain I coated it with Minwax Polycrylic Matte.
and that about wraps it up!
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