DIY Tabletop Tutorial

Table, Farmhouse, DIY,

Hello DIY enthusiasts. Today I’m going to take you into a little more detail on my tabletop that we built for my DIY Farmhouse Table. I’ve had a question or two on how we managed to assemble a single piece 4′ by 8′ table top out of lumber. Since this is after creation the pictures aren’t amazing but I’ll do my best to talk you through it! As always any questions can be posted in the comments or you can reach me through the contact form on my about page. Continue reading


DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table for $200 CAD

Table, Farmhouse, DIY,

Inspired by Shanty-2-Chic’s Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Dining Table

I needed a very LARGE dining room table, our family is already a strong ten between siblings and significant others without any babies. When we were looking at tables anything that seats ten or more is VERY expensive (we’re talking $2000+ for just the table!). So we started looking at alternative options. I fell in love with the rustic look and actually considered spending the $2000 on one from Restoration Hardware table, until I saw Shanty-2-Chic’s Farmhouse Dining Table. I thought if they can do it maybe I can too, but I had never built anything before so I tested my abilities on the Console Table and moved to the Coffee Table, and this my friends is the grand finale! If you want to build one you can find free plan done by the wonderful Ana White here.

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DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table for $60 CAD


DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table for $60 CAD | leave it to Joy

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.

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DIY Farmhouse Console Table for $55 CAD


DIY Farmhouse Console Table | leave it to Joy

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.

  1. I think the knots look rustic and beautiful.
  2. 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.)
  3. 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.

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