We built a DIY zinc top table and it 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, and the table was 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. We stained the base and legs. I wanted a zinc top so we did some researching to find out about our options.
DIY Zinc Top Table
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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 told us that 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. I knew that this would not be a cheap project but I wanted something well made and something that might stay in our family for years. I know they thought I was crazy when I said that I wanted the farmhouse tabletop to be covered in zinc. I got the same look that I get when I run some of my ideas by the employee at the Home and Garden store. Luckily for me, I had the inspiration pictures on my phone and everyone thought that it just might be gorgeous. We did end up saving a good bit of money by building the table ourselves.
The instructor advised us on how he thought the base should be put together. We purchased pine boards for the base and two large plywood boards that we glued on top of each other for the table top. We knew 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. The company was wonderful to work with and they advised us on which legs would look best with this table. Side note: All the chairs were thrifted. Thrift store score! Sign up for my emails to get my “Secrets to Thrift Store Shopping” plus more freebies!
I am going to be honest and tell you that I thought for a minute that I might paint the pine boards to look like zinc but that was immediately shot down by everyone that heard that idea. We found our zinc at Rotometals.com and I could not be anymore 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 and you can read about in the post. The hardest part was 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.