The DIY Zinc Top Table is the first piece of furniture that we have ever built. I have seen a smaller farmhouse table with a zinc top at my favorite high-end furniture store. The table is priced at $2500. We are building the table base with pine boards and we are adding gorgeous chunky farmhouse legs to the table. As a result, it makes the DIY zinc top table look very expensive.
DIY Zinc Top Table
There is a tutorial post on how we built the base of the diy zinc top table .
Here is a tutorial post on the zinc and added it to the tabletop.
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My husband and I are in a small group class at our church that was called “Sawdust”. The class is held in our church’s workshop and the instructor wants everyone to work on a project. He will help us. We both thought about it and my husband said he wants to build a table and I know what I want the table to look like. Most importantly, this will not be a cheap project. Our DIY table will stay in our family for years. They all think I am crazy when I say that I want the farmhouse tabletop to be covered in zinc.
The DIY Table
Our instructor advises us on how he thinks the base should be put together. We purchase pine boards for the base. Two large plywood boards are glued on top of each other for the tabletop. We know that the boards will be covered. These stunning chunky table legs from Tablelegs.com are our favorite. The legs are called extra-large fluted English tavern legs. Side note: All the chairs are thrifted.
We did find our zinc at Rotometals.com and I am so pleased with how beautiful the zinc looks. It looks even better than I pictured it in my head. You need to read the post if you are planning on doing this. I have some suggestions that will make it easier.
My husband and I have so much fun working on this table but we had some challenges too. You can read about it in the post. In conclusion, this project gave us the confidence to take on other DIY furniture projects.
Check out DIY Zinc Top Table-How we built the base and How we applied the zinc.
Wow!!! Your table is stunning!!! You did a beautiful job on it!
Thank you so much, Tracy!
Linda Nelson says
Fabulous! Great job!
Janet Bell says
I love it!!! Y’all did a great job. Thanks for sharing.
Patricia Krank says
This is gorgeous! Do you know if zinc rusts? This would be an incredible look for a picnic table too. Thank you for sharing your talent.
Thank you Patricia! I responded to this the other day but I don’t see the comment. I am not sure if you got your answer so I will reply again. The company told us that zinc will not rust but it will corrode and patina over time unless you seal it. You can even put a chemical on it to make it patina faster but I didn’t want the patina look. We just put a sealer on top of the zinc so that it will stay looking like this forever. I would email the company, Rotometals, and ask them if it will be okay outside.
Wow – I’m so impressed that you made this! I would have been stumped by the real zinc top! It’s absolutely beautiful! You and your husband should go into business – haha!
Your table is amazing! Looks very Restoration Hardwarish. 🙂
nikki frank-hamilton says
Wow! What a gorgeous table. And I love that you built it together. Once again, your magic found it’s way into an incredible piece. Running over to read how you did it! Amazing.
Thank you Nikki! I am so gland that the project went well! I can’t stop looking at it.
Lynn Spencer says
Holy Mackerel my friend…you are craazy talented. I love this table so very much…Congrats! I know you are so very proud of the outcome.
Loving every thing about it.
Stephanie Abbott says
Thanks for sharing at our link party! Pinned! This top is awesome and the legs are cool. I may have to try a zinc top soon! And I’ll be featuring this and sharing it on FB. 🙂
Thank you, Stephanie, for featuring my table and for sharing it!
It’s really beautiful! Thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm–pinned!
Cindy Richter says
I actually painted out table top to look like galvanized metal because of our curved edges. We love it but I would soooooo love your table more! It’s fantastic! Saw this on the Creative Corner link party!
Angie ~ Ambient Wares says
This is incredible! When I saw “zinc top table” I honestly had no idea what it meant but, it was so awesome to see from your other post how you shaped it and attached it. Very cool! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday! Pinned
it turned out amazing!!! great job!!
Your table is fantastic! What a great project. I also like the macrame table runner. Very nice.
Sherry, You and your husband did an awesome job in constructing this table. It’s stunning! In fact, it’s so great that you’re being featured this evening at Share Your Style! Congratulations and job well done!
Sam-Raggedy Bits says
What a fabulous table!! You both did a fabulous job!!
Carol Humphrey says
Read your blog with interest. I’ve been planning a zinc top for a thrift store island purchase for my kitchen remodel. Thanks for the info -your table is beautiful.
Milena | Craft Beering says
Pinned. You guys just solved a huge problem for me and hubby. Serendipity!!!
Sherry, you must be so pleased with the way this project turned out. It looks amazing!!
Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this project at tonight’s party and pinning too!!
Thank you Kerryanne, for the feature!
Sandra L Garth says
Team work makes the dream work! You and your husband did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and have a great weekend.
Kudos to you Sheri for having a vision and sticking to it. That is one unique table.
Jill Miglin says
Absolutely gorgeous table. Plus it has so much more meaning since you both built it yourselves. Great job and inspiration.
It looks fabulous!
Wow!! You did an Amazing job!!!
Love your vision!!
Wow! Your table looks amazing! The best part is that you and your husband can be so proud that you made it! I’ve always loved the look of zinc top tables. The legs on your table are absolutely gorgeous!
Michelle Leslie says
I’m in awe Sherry, it looks abSoooooLutely gorgeous. Good on you for sticking with your vision and turning it into something that will last a lifetime
Kathryn Griffin says
Sherry, it is absolutely stunning! You and your husband are amazing! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over to the Showcase when you have a moment! Have a great week!
Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Thank you so much, Kathryn! I am so excited to be a fan favorite.
Toni | Small Home Soul says
Oh Sherry, this table is so beautiful. I can see why you wanted to keep it in your home. I’d want to enjoy it every day too. And it looks fabulous with your light too.