How a Table Top Can Dramatically Change a Style

Go from a table stuck in the 80’s with the Golden Girls to one oozing of rustic Napa Valley charm with a simple table top change.

We often do this with our Hampton client, allowing each property to have a bit of “local flavor” by changing out one element, like a table top, from a series of existing modules.

Using ordinary dimensional lumber and a few basic power tools, it’s easy to make the transformation.  In my case, I used 2×6 lumber, metal corner brackets and stain.

I had three table tops to make, so I built a Sketch-Up model to help determine the amount of wood I would need.

I started by cutting each piece to length, ripping off the rounded edges on my table saw and then cutting a chamfer around all the pieces with a router creating a V groove at each glued up edge.

While the glue-up dried, I painted and prepared the metal brackets for each corner by faux finishing with a variety of hammered and metallic paints.

After a coat of stain and an oil finish, the table was free of its 80’s style and ready for its new rustic look.  Keel Boat not included.

About PhillipFreer
Draws, paints and builds stuff. Designs Theme Parks, places and family destinations.

One Response to How a Table Top Can Dramatically Change a Style

  1. Tamia says:

    Love it! I once did something similar with an antique door–so neat that you actually MADE this with your bare hands. That’s a completely foreign concept to me.

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