DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table

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!
DIY Coffee Table Farmhouse style with Osborne Wood Turned Legs Balustrade   
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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Farmhouse Coffee Table with Osborne Wood turned legs
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!
DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table with Osborne Wood legs
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!
DIY Coffee Table with Osborne Wood Products
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.
DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table with Osborne Wood Products
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!
DIY Coffee Table with Osborne Wood Products and DAP
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! 
Farmhouse Coffee Table with Osborne Wood turned legs
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.))
DIY Coffee table painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Pure White
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.
Coffee Table coated with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Gel Masters Stain

and that about wraps it up!

Now what are you waiting for? Head on over to Build Something to check out the free plans!

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DIY Coffee Table with Osborne Wood Products turned legs
August 07, 2017 — Ashley Basnight
Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

This Roman numeral clock will make your walls pop!

I just LOVE Roman Numeral clocks, so I wanted to come up with this How-To for anyone to be able create one easily! Here goes..

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Clock Materials Needed

I love how simple and easy this Roman numeral clock was to make! I started off with this 24" round. For all you Non-woodworkers, Home Depot and Lowes has pre-made wooden rounds in all different sizes. "Home Depot's round isn't quit 24" so I'm not sure how it will work with this decal. I purchased mine from Lowes."

Wooden round for a roman numeral Clock
I used 24" for my clock but you can choose which ever size you'd like.
I started off painting my round with Rustoleum Linen White, chalk paint can be a little expensive so you can opt to use a cheaper paint, or use spray paint. I like using Chalk paint because the dry time is SUPER FAST!
Wooden round painted white

After the paint was dry, I applied the Roman Numeral Sticker Decal; my favorite part.

Roman Numeral Wall decal

Amazon sells this Roman Numeral Clock Decal in 24" (it comes in other sizes too) that is perfect for a clock stencil. Wallpressions sells it for $9.99. WallSlicks sells it in other sizes but their 24" is higher. 

It comes rolled up so I used a picture frame and pot to flatten it out.

Roman numeral wall decal rolled out on a wooden round

The sticker comes with instructions, but you peel the back side off. Flip it and press the letters into the round. Make sure you place the stickers where you want them before pressing down on the decal.

Roman Numeral Wooden clock

I used a scrap wooden block to make sure the letters would stick to the wood. A credit card would work GREAT for this too.

After pressing the decal down, I removed the top layer of the decal. Make sure to lift slowly to ensure the stickers stay placed on the wood.

Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

I added some small letter stickers to give the clock some extra PIZAZZ!! I pressed those down as well.

Once the Stickers and decal was placed I started painting over it! I used Annie Sloans Chalk Paint in Aubbuson Blue.

Roman numeral Clock being painted over with chalk paint

I painted over the whole round and then let it sit to dry!

Roman numeral Clock Tutorial

Once it was dry I started peeling the stickers! Another FUN part! I used a small nail to help lift the edges of the sticker, but be careful not to scratch the wood! After peeling I sealed it with Annie Sloan's Clear and Dark Wax.

Roman numeral Clock tutorial

WAAAAA-LAAAAAAHHHH!!! My Roman Numeral Clock was DONE!!

Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

Feel free to add clock hands or put your own flavor on it! I would love to see your go at this project.

Moodyrock Regular



November 30, 2016 — Ashley Basnight
IG Builders Challenge

IG Builders Challenge

While on Instagram I came across an IG Builders Challenge hosted by the WoodGrainGirls. Everyone signed up beforehand without knowing what the build would be and plans were released soon after. We all had 2 weeks to build and I must say this may be one of my favorite builds to date….HANDS DOWN!! Here is the table they released!!!
Farmhouse Dining Table Plans
You can get the original plans on the SHANTY 2 CHIC website, and I will take you through what I did to give it some PAZAAAAZZ!! I had planned on taking a lot more photos to provide more detail on the build but with only 2 weeks and a full time job I just didn't have the time. I hope this still helps! :)
In the original plans, they ripped their boards, but I did not! So don’t FRET, there is a work around!! To start, I joined my 2x6 boards together with glue and screws. I opted to use regular 3” screws because I knew the moulding around the legs would cover it. So I used 4 screws per table leg. Then I let it dry overnight, as instructed in the Shanty 2 Chic plans. After the legs were dry I started on building up the legsFarmhouse Dining Table
Adding the trim to the legs is definitely a measure and cut as you go…I used 1x6x8 trim, 1x3x8 trim and 2 5/8 case moulding.
First I applied the 1x6 trim; Put the board up to the leg, measure, cut and attach the first layer of trim with wood glue and a brad nailer using 2” nails. Be mindful of where you are putting the nail holes. I put more nails where I knew the 1x3 trim would cover it. Make sure to add the trim to both smaller sides first then the longer sides second. Add the remaining pieces of the 1x6 trim and flip it upside down and do the same with the top.
Once I did this on all four legs, I started adding the 1x3 trim. I only put 1x3 trim on the bottom legs.
NOTE: Only put 1x3 trim on 3 sides…the side that will connect to the 4x4 should be left with just the 1x6 moulding. After the 1x3 trim was complete I connected the legs to the 4x4s and then added the 2x4s to the top of the base. Once the base was assembled I added the 2x6 runners and started working away on the legs again!
Round Pedestal Dining Table
Now here is where it gets a little tricky! On the leg side that has the 4x4 attached, I put 1x3 trim on both sides and then added a little tiny piece under the 4x4…I soon learned that it was better to just jigsaw out the square from a 1x3, to make for a cleaner look. After the 1x3 trim is complete, I started adding the case moulding.
Farmhouse Dining Table
I started by making the first cut on the case moulding by swinging the bottom arm of my Miter saw to the left 45 degrees, made my cut and then placed it against the legs above the 1x3 trim and measured my next cut. I then swung the bottom arm of my miter saw to the right at 45 degrees and made my second cut. I did this for each leg until the trim was wrapped all the way around.
After the case moulding was finished I started attaching the ½” moulding on top of the 1x6 moulding.
Farmhouse Dining Table
Because I didn’t rip the boards, I only needed 7 boards for the table top middle. So I only needed 9 total 2x6x8 instead of 10.
I also wanted to give my tabletop a more classy look, so I added 2-5/8 case moulding on the longer sides and 1x3 moulding on the ends. I applied these using glue and my RYOBI brad nailer.
Farmhouse Dining Table
For the finish, I first applied wood conditioner to the table top after sanding it down really well.
Farmhouse Dining Table
Part of me just wanted to go with the wood conditioner look haha but I was committed at this point to my original idea! Next Time!
For the stain I mixed up three Minwax stains, I don’t have the exact amounts because I was just playing around with it but the three stains I used were Classic Gray, Provincial, and Dark Walnut. This was my 1st time mixing stain and it was pretty fun!!!! Happy Mixing! After the stain dried I used 3 coats of Polycrylic! This stuff is good!!! A little more expensive, but good stuff!
Now let’s take a look at the finished product!!
Farmhouse Dining Table
Farmhouse Dining Table
Farmhouse Dining Table
Farmhouse Dining Table

I think I just might be building one for myself!!! Thanks for reading!!!!