Impress your guests with a DIY Entryway Table. This entryway table is really easy to make. If you’re looking for a rustic farmhouse theme this table will fit perfectly.
Purchasing furniture can be quite expensive if you’re looking for good quality. That’s why I find myself time and time again hanging out in my garage making another piece of furniture.
I was sick and tired of my boring entryway. It was time to spruce it up so I designed an entryway table. Giving me a rustic farmhouse look.
How to make an entryway table?
This rustic entry table is easy to make and you’ll save a lot of money by making this yourself.
To make this entry table you’ll need to following supplies:
- Pocket hole screws + drill attachment
- Wood screws
- Tape measure
- Wood glue
- brushes and rags
If you want to whitewash this table then follow all of the instructions below to see how to give your table a rustic whitewashed finish.
You can check out the video below for the full tutorial.
How do I make a simple table?
Start off by making all the necessary cuts. In this instance, you’ll only need to cut the 2×2’s Here’s the cut list:
Drill pocket holes in the top and bottom of the 2×2’s this is how we’ll attach the support legs to the 1×10’s.
Apply wood glue to the 2×2 ends then attach the legs to the base with pocket hole screws.
Repeat this process until you have all three 1×10’s attached.
Sand the table down well so there are no rough edges. Apply your favorite stain or paint and you’re done.
How to whitewash the DIY entryway table
To get the same effect as I did for this table you’ll want to first stain the table with a dark stain. I used espresso. Then allow your table to dry overnight.
I lightly sanded the table the next day and wiped it down before painting.
Use a paint water ratio of 1:2. That’s 1 part paint and 2 parts water. I did 1 tablespoon of paint and 2 tablespoons of water.
With a paintbrush and rag, you’ll work in small sections since this does dry quickly. Start by painting on a few strokes of the paint then rub it in with the rag.
It is important that you wipe in the same direction. This gives texture.
After you’ve done 1 coat on your table. Take a mostly dry paintbrush and lightly add more brush marks. You can see how I did that in the video below.
I’m beyond thrilled by how it turned out. You can download the supply list and instructions below. I hope you liked this entryway table!
Time needed: 2 days.
- Gather supplies and make necessary cuts.
Cut the 2x2x8′ down to 2x2x15.
- Add pocket holes to the top and bottom of the 12 – 2x2x15
This is how we’re going to attach the 2×2’s to the 1×10’s
- Apply glue to the top and bottom of the 2×2 and attach to the 1×10
See the image below.
- Repeat this step until the table is assembled.
I did attach wood screws at the top for extra support. This step is optional.
- Sand the table.
Remove all of the rough edges and make sure the entire table is smooth and the excess glue is gone.
- Apply your favorite stain and seal.
I used espresso and then follow this with whitewashing the table.