Have you been looking for the perfect holiday gift for your family, and want to give them something which is handmade and personalized? Maybe you have a knack for woodwork, and are looking for a new project? Perhaps you and your partner are looking for a project to work on while in lockdown together?
If any of this sounds familiar, then you might want to consider looking into a DIY farmhouse dining table. This can be a great project to work on your carpentry skills, bond with your family, save money, and also get an amazing looking new table. This article will provide you with a basic ‘how to’ step by step guide to help you make your own farmhouse dining table. Everyone has the capability to make their own table if they have the right tools and the time and discipline to make it happen.
Measure Your Space
The first part of any well thought out DIY project is to always measure the space that you are trying to work in, and build for. The age-old adage that carpenters everywhere abide by is ‘measure twice, cut once’. This means that in order to avoid unnecessary mistakes, you must always plan carefully and think about your actions carefully before following through. Don’t waste your time and materials on missed cuts because you didn’t measure properly. You owe it to yourself and your craft to do everything to the best of your ability. This means that you should take a look at the dining room space and decide how much of that space you can allocate for your DIY farmhouse table.
Pick Your Wood
Another major consideration for your DIY farmhouse table is the type of wood that you would like your new dining room table to be made of. There are a wide variety of different woods that many people like to use for tables, such as oak, mahogany, or maple. Be sure to look up some different kinds of woods in order to find a type that works for you. You can even mix and match the types of woods that you use on your tabletop.
In order to properly take care of any kind of DIY carpentry product, you must always have the right tools on hand to properly accomplish the task. There is an incredibly large variety of tools available, and you need to decide which are required and necessary for the task that you need to accomplish. There are usually a few basic tools that you will need for all DIY projects such as a drill, a table saw, a tape measure, and many others. Once you have the basic tools required to cut, measure, and assemble your various components, then you can actually begin to look for more specific tools required. IF you do not have the right tools for the job, then you will be working much harder than necessary on any given job. Don’t make your DIY farmhouse project harder than it needs to be. Get the right tools for the job as soon as possible.
In order to accurately plan and follow through with a DIY farmhouse dining table project, you need to know the size of the table you want to make. In order to do this, you must find the dimensions of each component of the table in order to accurately put each piece of the table together into one cohesive unit.
The final finishing touches of your DIY farmhouse dining room table project is the varnish. This is the step of the project that will turn your table from a few pieces of wood into an actual table you will want to eat off of. There are many different types of varnish, and different colors which can all be considered depending on your need for tastes. Always make sure to choose a varnish that is non-toxic, and will not be harmful to eat off of. Talk to the pros at your local paint store and they will know what you need.
Hopefully, this article has been helpful and informative regarding the different steps and tools required to complete a DIY farmhouse dining table. Making a piece of furniture for your family can be not only an enriching experience but can save your family huge sums of money when furnishing your dining room. By using the simple checklist outlined in the previous paragraphs, then you should have a strong foundation of information to build an amazing table that will last your family for years to come. Stop giving your money to companies that just sell you mass-produced, impersonal farmhouse tables. You will not regret putting your time, energy, and money into this lifelong investment.