I had been eyeing these DIY farmhouse tables on Pinterest for a few years now. Brandon is handy with tools and construction so we had talked about building one, but ultimately we decided it would make more sense to purchase since we didn’t have the time. I exhausted my search for the perfect little table that would fit in our dining space… (online and in person) to find the right size and style we were looking for and couldn’t find anything to fit the bill. It couldn’t be longer than 60″ as we needed some room to use the sliding door. Facebook Marketplace was my next stop.. I discovered several people that custom build tables and after stalking their work, I decided on Westmont Woodworking. They ultimately got my pick because they could create a solid surface table top as opposed to the typical gaps between boards of most farmhouse tables. We had a farmhouse table growing up and my mom was constantly using this kitchen prong tool to dig at the gunk that would accumulate in the gaps. Yuck. After some back and forth discussion about what we wanted, they got to work. The 8 week timeframe was worth the wait as it was exactly what we wanted. Westmont Woodworking turned out to be a perfect decision. They did an exceptional job!! We had a tiny pedestal table before and the kids destroyed it by being, well, kids. I like that this style table lends itself to dings and scratches and will simply add to the charm. And they are not paying me to give them a shout out, I just wanted to share my personal experience in case anyone else is looking to make a custom table purchase.
Table and bench top finish: Minwax Special Walnut with Minwax Satin polyurethane with a lacquer finish.
Table and bench base finish: Ben Moore Advance water based enamel alkyd in ‘Swiss Coffee’
Table Inspiration: http://www.ana-white.com/2015/04/DIY_furniture/farmhouse-table-bench