We had an IKEA coffee table for years, and although we were “nice” to it. It definitely showed its age. When we decided we wanted something sturdier and started shopping we realized the price of sturdy was actually quite surprising. Do people really pay $600 for coffee tables? I really didn’t want to have something that I was concerned about when people come over. I want to be able to shrug off water circles, wine spills, children banging on it… etc etc and some people may be able to shrug off a $600 coffee table, but not me.
Inspired by Shanty-2-Chic Farmhouse Pedestal Table
I am so excited to show you my first wood working project. I had a steep learning curve to overcome.
I decided to use pine for several reasons.
- I think the knots look rustic and beautiful.
- It’s affordable. (I love that when my friend’s kids come over I can sincerely say that I’m not concerned with how they treat the table.)
- It’s easily accessible.
The first thing I did was build the table top. I bought about 9 or 10 2x2s and I started connecting them. I knew I wanted a rustic country look and I selected pieces based on unique knots and other patterns.