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Farmhouse Coffee Table Build Plans

What do you do when you have leftover building materials from a project? Build a new farmhouse coffee table of course!

I am a hoarder of building supplies, so I had 8 pieces of iron baluster left over from our rustic railings in my garage for months. They had been staring at me for a while and I was determined to find a way to use them.

So when I decided it was finally time to make a new coffee table, I found a way to integrate the iron into it and it turned out awesome! And I partnered with Kreg Jig to share the farmhouse coffee table build plans with you for free.

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I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Iron accent coffee table

I have been wanting a new coffee table for way too long now. But I kept putting it off because I am sure someday we will be getting new carpet and the less furniture we have in the room to move out for the carpet install the better. However, I am still waiting (5 months later).

It will probably happen someday, but I am no longer going to put off making the living room a room we actually can live in just because of the carpet. So this week I took some time to make our new farmhouse coffee table and I couldn’t be happier!

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I used the Kreg Jig to make this farmhouse coffee table so easy to build. But it isn’t lacking in the interesting details. Using inexpensive iron balusters for the sides give the table a little rustic farmhouse touch.

Because I did want a little extra oomph, I did buy a couple double twist iron balusters to use along with to my scraps, and it was totally worth it.

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com
I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Coffee Table with Storage Shelf

One of my favorite things about this coffee table is the extra shelf for storage. I hate having piles of stuff on top of my tables but I knew I needed a place to put things like remotes.

Adding a cute little basket on the shelf keeps my table top clean and beautiful, but my husband still has his remotes at his finger tips (and anything else that they can’t live without).

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Natural Wood Top with Worn White Paint Base

And lastly, I must mention the finish on the top of the coffee table. I knew I wanted a combination of slightly worn around the edges white paint with the soft gray of aged wood on the top. 

The only problem, I was working with all brand new wood. For the base of the table, I painted it with a soft white paint, then beat it up a bit, including adding a little stain to some of the edges.

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

For the table top, I decided use this homemade natural wood stain. You start by soaking steel wool with vinegar. Then combine that with some black tea and you get this perfect gray color.

I get giddy every time I look at the top of it. It’s the perfect soft worn wood!

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

I was so excited about the way the table top turned out that I actually fretted over how to seal the wood to protect it from my family. I decided to seal it with 2 coats of a chalky sealing wax and it still has the aged, satin look instead of a gloss that you normally get with a polyurethane type finish.

This is the first time using this type of finish on a table, I am hoping it can hold up to the wear and tear of my kids and husband (I caught him with his feet up on the coffee table today!).

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Mixing all these elements together gave me the perfect farmhouse coffee table and now I am ready to put my feet up (just not on the new coffee table) and enjoy living for a minute in our crazy half-done project house. At least until I finish this cup of coffee!

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.comI love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

If you are ready to build your own farmhouse coffee table, you can find the free build plans over at Kreg Tool’s new DIY project plan site BuildSomethingClick here for the free build plans for this coffee table.

Of for more coffee tables builds, check out this simple modern coffee table or the beautiful asymmetrical coffee table. Both amazing coffee tables come with DIY build plans too!

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Now it’s off to another project!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

This post was sponsored by Kreg Tools and their DIY project plan site BuildSomething. All opinions are 100% my own. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.

I love this simple, rustic open shelf coffee table. Create the perfect place to relax with this easy to build farmhouse coffee table. Get the free build plans today. | Housefulofhandmade.com

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Jenna @ A Savory Feast

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

This is so pretty! I absolutely love the iron bars. Such a nice touch!

Kati

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thanks Jenna! I love the iron, and it was so easy :)

Roxanne

Monday 7th of November 2016

This turned out beautiful, love it!

Kati

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thank you Roxanne :)

Amanda

Monday 7th of November 2016

This is beautiful! I love it!

Kati

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thanks Amanda!

Amy @ My Life From Home

Monday 7th of November 2016

That looks great! We have the same leftover spindles from our railing makeover. Love this idea.

Kati

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thanks Amy! I'm glad I'm not the only one who keeps the leftover pieces :)

Marie

Sunday 6th of November 2016

This is absolutely stunning! I love how cohesively the mixed textures and colors come together! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Kati

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thanks so much Marie. I love how it came together too :)

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