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Farm House Dining Room Table

  • November 4, 2016

Mikedub2
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Mikedub2

We needed a dining room table that would last, and not break the bank. The table top is 2x10 pine, and the base is 4x4 cedar (only because I could not get pine at the time). For the stain we wanted something natural since we would be eating on it. We used coffee grounds and spent beer grains from my Home Brewing hobby to stain the wood. I made a bench for seating on one side of the table and can easily fit 3 chairs on the opposite side and one on each end. We can fit 8 - 10 people comfortably around it.

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  • What a great job- it's really neat that you used your own natural stain, too. The finish is really beautiful. Is it tricky to get an even finish when working with materials like coffee grounds and beer grains?
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 7, 2016
    • It wasn't that tricky at all. We steeped used coffee grounds (which we got from a local coffee shop) then applied the stain with a rag. Some of the grounds filled in the seams and plane scraped areas on the boards adding to the rustic feel of the table. The coffee grounds put a nice base stain to the wood. I was brewing a Brown Ale so the dark beer grains is what really gave the table it's color. The beer grains were also steeped and the stain was applied with a rag. Easy, Natural, and Cheap.
      By Mikedub2, on November 7, 2016

  • That's such a great way to do a stain- and it looks awesome. Thanks so much for sharing the project!
    By RYOBI Nation, on November 9, 2016

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Farm House Dining Room Table

by Mikedub2
Nov 04, 2016

We needed a dining room table that would last, and not break the bank. The table top is 2x10 pine, and the base is 4x4 cedar (only because I could not get pine at the time). For the stain we wanted something natural since we would be eating on it. We used coffee grounds and spent beer grains from my Home Brewing hobby to stain the wood. I made a bench for seating on one side of the table and can easily fit 3 chairs on the opposite side and one on each end. We can fit 8 - 10 people comfortably around it.