This post is sponsored by Kreg Tools.
Yesterday I gave a sneak peek of this table on Instagram and shared how I achieved the perfect finish on the top in IG Stories. Today I’m sharing more pictures and free build plans for you! Say hello to this Modern Farmhouse Herringbone Coffee Table! This table ONLY COST $40 to build! Isn’t that unreal? I found it cheaper (and easier to get straight pieces) by buying 3- 2x6s and ripping them down to 2x2s. Then I got bought 6- 1x3s and used a couple of smaller scraps of 3/4″ plywood that I already had. That is it. That is all you need!
Now before we go any further, I know this design isn’t *technically* true herringbone. But it IS reminiscent and I couldn’t think of a better descriptive word, so herringbone it is! 😉
This table design was one I woke up on Saturday morning having dreamt about, but it looks very familiar to me– so I’m sure there is a similar one out there, but likely not identical. 🙂 I love the simple angled sides and the more detailed top.
I was originally planning on putting a brass leg table in here with a marble white top or glass top. However, when the opportunity was presented for me to design and build a new coffee table, it only made sense to make one for my front room, since I wasn’t happy with what was there. You can see my recent front room changes and plans here.
I’m quite obsessed with this new table and don’t even want to put much on top because I don’t want to cover that wood inlay.
I shared how I achieved this finish in my IG Stories, but I’ll fill you in on the combo here:
Wood conditioner first,
THEN Verathane’s Sun Bleached oil based wood stain
THEN Annie Sloan Dark Wax applied generously (to fill in all the marks and cracks), and wiped off excess.
THEN buff to a sheen. The result is a buttery smooth top that is full of character and the perfect shade of aged warm wood.
That Sun Bleached stain gave the wood a pretty gray base and the dark wax brought back all the natural warmth of the wood. It is too perfect. I WILL say that making all those angled cuts was a lot of work. It took me a couple hours JUST to do the top, then another little while to fill in all the edges and seams with wood filler, sand down, etc. But man was it ever worth it.
Here’s a little hint at some rearranging I’m doing– this wing chair has found a new home in this corner, but I plan on switching it out for something new (but still a wing chair). I’m really digging this new arrangement, and taking out those small floral chairs made this room suddenly feel more welcoming and comfortable.
Wanna build it?