The DIY Zinc Top Table is the first piece of furniture that we have ever built. I had seen a smaller farmhouse table with a zinc top at my favorite high-end furniture store. The table is priced at $2500. We built the table base with pine boards and we added gorgeous chunky farmhouse legs to the table which make 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 how we found the zinc and added it to the tabletop.
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My husband and I signed up for a small group class at our church that was called “Sawdust”. The class was held in our church’s workshop and the instructor wanted everyone to work on a project and he would help us. We both thought about it and my husband said he wanted to build a table and I knew what I wanted the table to look like. Most importantly, this would 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. Luckily for me, I have the inspiration pictures on my phone and everyone now thinks that it just might be gorgeous.
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 purchaced to glue on top of each other for the tabletop. We know that the boards would be covered. We chose these stunning chunky table legs from Tablelegs.com. The legs we used are called extra-large fluted English tavern legs. Side note: All the chairs were thrifted.
We did find our zinc at Rotometals.com and I could not be any more 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 because I have some suggestions that will make it easier.
My husband and I had so much fun working on this table but we had some challenges too. You can read about it in the post. The hardest part is getting the heavy table from our garage into our house. Our plan was to take the table to our lake house but we love the table so much that it’s in our kitchen so we can look at it every day.