I made this Reclaimed Parana Pine Entrance Table for my home,please follow along if you want to see the steps to build it!
I made a video of the build for my YouTube channel BCDesign, please watch, thumbs up and subscribe!
Step 1: Sand and Glue Up Reclaimed Parana Pine Top
- I used parana pine that had been sitting outside for a round 10 years for the top of the entrance table.
- In the pictures above you can see the pieces before and after sanding.
- We added some wood glue and a sprinkle of salt to the board edges,this helps stop the pieces sliding apart during clamping.
- Clamp the pieces and allow the glue to dry over night.
- The next day we added 2 strips of 2x1 to the underside of the table top to help prevent twisting.
Step 2: Pocket Holes and Stair Spindle Legs
- Drill pocket holes in your 4 apron pieces
- Drill pocket holes in your 4 stretcher pieces
- Make sure to add the apron and stretcher short side pieces (in 3rd picture above from left)to the legs first then the longer front and rear rails or you will not be able to fit your drill in to add the pocket hole screws.
Step 3: False Drawers and Trim
- Cut 2 pieces of scrap to use as false drawer fronts
- Use small trim pieces to frame around the edge of the drawer.
- I cut the trim with 45o corners on the mitre saw and then glued and pinned the trim in place.
- Find the center of the drawer and drill a hole for a screw to attach your drawer pull.
- Measure or use spacers to find where you want to attach the drawer fronts,then glue and clamp them in place.
Step 4: Gas Torch and Burn!
- Use a small gas torch to burn the pine frame all over,this is the first part of the distressing process.
- Pay particular attention to charring the sharp edges of the legs aprons and stretchers.
- Be careful not to hold the heat in one place for too long as the pine may crack.
- Wipe the table down with a cloth to remove any excess charring.
Step 5: Lacquer, Milk Paint & Distressing
- We applied 3 coats of water based lacquer to the parana pine table top,sanding between each coat.
- Next we mixed the powdered milk paint with warm water and applied a blue colour over the wood burned table frame.
- We applied 3 coats of milk paint and then sanded the sharp edges and other random areas to allow the wood burnt earlier to be seen through the paint to create an old distressed look.
- Use the rag you wiped the charred wood off with earlier to add some soot over the milk painted surface this will really highlight the wood grain.
- Apply water based lacquer to the milk painted areas to seal it.
Step 6: Add the Table Top
- I used some small L brackets to hold the table top to the Frame.
- I had planned on having no shelf at the bottom of the stand,but when the table was assembled I thought it would look better with a shelf so I made one up from some pine and painted and lacquered it.
Step 7: Finished!!
- I am really happy with how this project turned out,I really like the farm style look.
- The reclaimed parana pine looks fantastic when lacquered and contrasts well with the blue milk paint.
- I think the distressing looks great due to charring the table before painting.You can see the distressed areas in the close up pictures above.
I made a YouTube video of the build, please watch, thumbs up and subscribe!!Thank you!