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Industrial Table

  • April 3, 2018

bchaffin15
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Industrial Farmhouse Table from a Shanty 2 Chic design. Our best friends are having their first child and we wanted to make something for them that would look great in their home and they could also grow their family in to. We let them pick out the design (happened to be from Shanty 2 Chic). The plans were very easy to follow. I modified the size of the cuts to fit their area that they wanted it in, and I also bent my own metal trim pieces (I also used real lag bolts to sturdy up the frame and give a more industrial feel). I think all in all, this table ran me about $200 for stain, poly, screws, metal, and wood. The stain is a rustoleum Dark Walnut. This piece already looks great in their home and they don’t even have the matching chairs yet.

Here is the link to the plans and walkthrough.

https://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2016/10/diy-industrial-farmhouse-table-video.html

I ranked the skill level as intermediate because I bent my own metal. Other than that, this table is very do-able for a beginner. So, don’t be scared to jump right into this one.

Here is a little semi pro tip.....When gluing the legs and runners together, wait until after you glue them together to trim the edges off.(If your table saw blade is long enough to cut through 2- 2x6's) Gives it a cleaner edge and makes it look like one solid board vs, going back and trying to sand them even.

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  • We are glad to see the plans from Shanty 2 Chic came in handy! It turned out really great! Do you mind expanding on how you bend your own metal??
    By RYOBI NATION, on April 4, 2018
    • No problem. I tried two ways and both worked well. 

      1. Using flat bar aluminum. I cut it to size and then measure where I want the angles to be. I used my drill press to drill holes in it before bending. Then I use my bench vise to hold it in place to hammer it to a 90-degree angle. ***depending on the thickness I use a little blow torch to heat the metal just at the angle.

      2. Instead of buying flat bar aluminum, just by the lumber ties in the lumber section of Home Depot. They are usually thinner, have multiple sizes, and have the holes pre-drilled. Cut it to size and repeat the steps above but without the torch.

      ***Be sure to sand down the edges of the cut aluminum and metal. Don’t want to put rough metal on a spot people will run their hands over. I use my Ryobi bench belt sander, but you can knock down the rough sports with an orbital sander as well.
      By bchaffin15, on April 4, 2018
    • Thanks for sharing your tips! It sounds like you have it all figured out!
      By RYOBI NATION, on April 5, 2018

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Industrial Table

by bchaffin15
Apr 03, 2018
Medium e951173e ed09 4807 badb bfdad7badfae

Industrial Farmhouse Table from a Shanty 2 Chic design. Our best friends are having their first child and we wanted to make something for them that would look great in their home and they could also grow their family in to. We let them pick out the design (happened to be from Shanty 2 Chic). The plans were very easy to follow. I modified the size of the cuts to fit their area that they wanted it in, and I also bent my own metal trim pieces (I also used real lag bolts to sturdy up the frame and give a more industrial feel). I think all in all, this table ran me about $200 for stain, poly, screws, metal, and wood. The stain is a rustoleum Dark Walnut. This piece already looks great in their home and they don’t even have the matching chairs yet. Here is the link to the plans and walkthrough. https://www.shanty-2-chic.com/2016/10/diy-industrial-farmhouse-table-video.html I ranked the skill level as intermediate because I bent my own metal. Other than that, this table is very do-able for a beginner. So, don’t be scared to jump right into this one. Here is a little semi pro tip.....When gluing the legs and runners together, wait until after you glue them together to trim the edges off.(If your table saw blade is long enough to cut through 2- 2x6's) Gives it a cleaner edge and makes it look like one solid board vs, going back and trying to sand them even.