First of all, I want to apologize for my lack of posts lately – since I started this blog I wanted to post several times a week, but it’s been impossible lately, given that I have to present my master thesis next week. Hopefully things will settle down afterwards! Anyway, remember what I said last time I shared our outdoor dining table project? Who am I kidding, you obviously don’t!
Well, what I said was that we were planning on building another table for our patio. Something easier to make than the other one, since the first one took a lot of time. And lighter too, so we can move it around as needed (the farmhouse table is H-E-A-V-Y!). So when I found this project at Stylizimo it fit the bill perfectly.
Here’s how we built the table:
- Bought these legs at Ikea (5€ each). We decided to buy them in white, although I kind of liked gray better, so the new table would sort of match the old one. You now, the two-tone look: white legs and dark brown stained top.
- Measured the length of our farmhouse table and cut four boards to match.
- Cut more boards to serve as underside support.
- Screw and glue the boards together using the supports.
- Sanded, primed and stained the tabletop using the same stain as the other table.
- Attached the tabletop to the Ikea legs as instructed.
It was a quick and easy DIY projects, perfect for people who’ve never done woodworking before. So if you’ve been meaning to try your hand at building something like this, I totally recommend this projects. And it was really cheap! Since we already had spare boards, primer and stain from other projects, we only spent 10 additional euros on this table. We’ve been using it as our “building” table (that’s why the stain looks a little worn down in the picture above), but it also works great as a buffet station…
Someday we plan on building two additional benches to go with this table. Maybe next summer, though; since we still have to finish the doors for our outdoor kitchen. What have you guys been up to? Any easy DIY projects you want to share? Or perhaps you’re enjoying the summer weather outdoors? (it’s pouring rain here today…)