This DIY Farmhouse Entryway Table was simple and affordable. Any beginner could complete this project, as it requires very little skills and tools. Follow along as I show you how to make it.
This DIY Easy Farmhouse Entryway Table was super affordable and quick. I found a table like this online and fell in love. But really did not love the price tag. So I decided to give it a go on my own and I’m so happy I did! Follow along with my step by step process below.
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What you’ll need…
Sawhorse Brackets (you’ll need 2 pairs)
1 1/4″ Wood Screws (or longer is fine)
2×4’s (I was able to get 2 cuts from each one)
Wood for the top (I used scrap wood)
Chalk Paint (this is my fave)
Paint brush (my all time fave)
First you’ll want to cut your wood to the correct length. I did 28″ for the legs, to get it to the height that I wanted once it was all put together.
Since 2x4s are pricy right now, I would consider asking around to friends, family, Facebook groups etc to see if anyone has scrap 2x4s they’re getting rid of or would be willing to sell for cheap, if price is a concern for you. Luckily I already had these 2x4s leftover from another project, so the wood didn’t cost me anything.
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Next, I got my sawhorse brackets out and started securing one at a time with my wood screws and drill. This part was easy, as these brackets are designed specifically for 2x4s. I made sure the wood fit nice and snug in there, and then started using my screws to attach the wood to the brackets.
I focused on one leg at a time, before moving to the next one.
Once you get one sawhorse leg completely put together, you’ll want to set it up on the floor and make sure it seems even and secure. When I set one of mine up, it was wobbly. I’m not totally sure what the trick is here, but I just adjusted the screws in the wobbly leg until it was sturdy.
Set up your sawhorses where you want them (pay attention to how far apart they are set up, as this determines your table length). Once you have them set up where you want them, measure for the table top. I would plan on the top extending over the sawhorses anywhere from a few inches to a foot or so, in order to achieve the “correct” look.
For the table top, I used 2 – 1x6s (which were already a good length for my table, so no cutting needed) and then 1 – 1×2 for the middle. I trimmed the 1×2 to the correct length (I did about 6 feet length). These 3 pieces fit perfectly on the sawhorses, which made me very happy.
Measure to make sure the top boards are centered on the legs, and then secure the top boards to the sawhorses with the wood screws. I used 2 screws per board to ensure that they were attached securely.
This would be the part where you’d maybe want to drill some pilot holes first. I skipped that part once I tried a screw or two slowly and had no issues with the wood splitting. It might be a different story for you, however, so don’t be afraid to drill some pilot holes first to avoid cracking/splitting. Once you get the top all secured, it’s time to make it cute with either paint or stain!
The last step is to paint or stain! I chose paint, because I much prefer it to stain. I also love the look of a white, painted piece. If you’re wondering how to chalk paint or maybe you’d just like to learn a little bit more, get my FREE Ebook – Chalk Painting Furniture for Beginners here.
I always use this white chalk paint and it’s currently on sale for just under $11 for a quart! RUN. It’s normally $16-20 a quart, so this is a steal. Dont wait 😉 This is also my absolute favorite paint brush. Like don’t even bother with anything different, because this one is the best 😉
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