My husband built us a grey stained farmhouse table for our previous home that I treasured & loved so much! We decided to keep it for our new home but after seeing in the space for a few months, I realized the color, style & size of it wasn’t working for our new home so we decided to sell it and build a new one. My inspiration was this gorgeous Restoration Hardware table:
After searching and searching for plans we came across a post by Ana White with a very similar table style to this. The only twist was that I didnt want the bread edges so instead of doing 65+ends we did an 87 top.
This blog post by Ana White explains all the details for what you need and all of the measurements for the table we made using her plans. (With the adjustments to the top)
As far as stains go, we decided to do a white pickling to get rid of any yellowing the pine had. After the pickling we decided to use “Verathane Flagstone” as our stain color and we applied two coats of this color. After it was dry we applied Verathane polyurethane sealer in a Matte finish (For the outdoor table we did semi gloss and no white pickling).
This is the photo of white pickling vs non white pickling: and also of flagstone with pickling (lighter) and without (darker).
The blog post above also has the instructions for the benches we made for this outdoor dining table!
Let me know if you have any other questions!