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DIY Barn Door Table

DIY Barn Door Table
DIY Barn Door Table
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Create a DIY Barn Door Table with this simple DIY wood working project. Great for decks and outdoor spaces, this homemade table is a fabulous DIY project since it can serve as a gathering place for meals with family and friends. 

From the blogger: "So when I got to designing the base I tackled my first two major pet peeves. I hate tables with legs out on the corners and I hate tables that are so short I can’t cross my legs when I’m sitting at them. Tables with legs at the corners literally trap anyone whose sitting at them and if you can’t sit comfortably (a lot of people cross their legs) what is even the point? So I took some measurements while sitting both on the benches and on our dining room chairs before I came up with the height I wanted my base to be by compensating for the depth of the top so I would end up with a table no taller then 32″."

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects

Occasion/ThemeSummer

Easy

Materials List

  • 2 2x4s at 50″ (the long sides of the rectangle)
  • 2 2x4s at 28″ (the short sides of the rectangle)
  • 4 2x4s at 28″ (the legs)
  • 2 2x4s at 41″ (the feet)
  • 2 2x4s at 50″ (the center supports that run along the feet)
  • Sander and fine grit sand paper
  • Brush and stain
  • Brush and poly acrylic

DIY Project Instructions

Instructions

  1. Build your rectangle that will screw directly to the bottom side of the barn door.

  2. Add your legs to the inside of the rectangle then flip it over.

  3. Put your barn door on top of your base by screwing down through it into your rectangle.

  4. Add your shortest feet first by putting them on the inside of the legs measuring to make sure the bottom distance a part is the same as the top.

  5. Add your support boards in the same manner, on the inside of the legs and on top of the feet.

  6. Sand down the top as deep as you would like (either keeping the patina or not) and then put on three coats of poly acrylic, letting each coat dry first.

  7. Add your stain to the base by putting it on heavily then wiping it off with a rag - let it dry 24 hours before also covering the base with poly acrylic.

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This table is so perfect for a patio. Something about a table with bench seating is so charming to me, and I love the rustic look of this.

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