Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Knock-off Restoration Hardware Dining Room Table - Complete!

Below is my FINALLY finished dining room table!
If you remember, here was my inspiration from Restoration Hardware (which of course I've pinned to Pinterest 10000x times) 
Let's start with some pictures of the project in process. First, we used cedar wood.. (This probably would not have been my first choice BUT Evan did the shopping!) We customized it to the dimensions we wanted to fit our dining room and seat 8-10 people. That being said, it is 90 inches long and 46 inches wide.. (I love wide tables!)
We made the top first (by we I mean HE), using the table saw to create tongue and groove paneling to make sure it was nice & tight.

He then proceeded to sand it.. and sand it some more.. and then a little more after that!

Since our house has small doors and narrow hallways, we disassembled it and brougth it inside prior to staining so we wouldn't ruin any of the finish by bumping into things on our way in (which always, always, always happens!)
Of course I couldn't wait to stage it until after it was stained, so here is me pretending it was done ;)
And finally.... Ta Da!! The finished result!

Funny how my husband finished it JUST in time for my surprise birthday party too ;)
We used Sherwin Williams "Woodscapes" Stain in the color "River Birch".  It ties in well with they gray kitchen walls while still giving it a pretty rustic feeling.



  1. WOW! Great job to your hubby! That table looks FANTASTIC! Take THAT, Restoration Hardware!

    Also, love your dining room - so cozy!

    After pinning an RH Farmhouse Table a million times, my hubby made a knockoff table for me too:

    Love a handy husband!

  2. Kudos to your very talented hubbie! Your table looks awesome!! So pretty! I love the tongue and groove on the top. It looks great in your beautiful dining room!

  3. WOW! Looks amazing!
    Really good job, thank you for sharing!;)

  4. Oh my goodness...this is beautiful! I would love to have a farm table like this someday. It really turned out great!

  5. Well first off Happy Belated Birthday!!!
    What a fantastic job hubby did on the knock off table. You will have many happy meals and memories shared at this table.
    It is amazing what you guys have done yourselves on renovating the house and now adding the beautiful furniture that you want to accent the house at a fraction of the cost.
    Great job guys and I love the before and after pictures.
    What a inspiration to everyone.

  6. It is gorgeous! I actually like yours better than the inspiration piece.

  7. Beautiful table! I googled sherwin Williams river birch and this is what I found. I am considering staining the outside of our house this color and wanted to see it in large scale. Do you happen to have other pictures of the finished table to show off the color of the stain? Thanks and great job!

  8. Sara,
    My husband and I currently live in a 1905 two story in Fargo. We love our home however our neighborhood is a little too close to some downtown ickyness that we don't want to raise our son around. I love the layout of your home, would you ever consider posting a floor plan? I love how you opened up the kitchen/dining area. Do you guys use your formal dining for dinner in the evenings or do you use your island? My husband and I are going to building a home but we don't want it to feel "new". I want to keep a traditional floor plan and finishes. We don't want a huge house but beautiful finishes. If you would ever consider sharing your floor plan I would love to see it.
    Love your blog and your sense of amazing style.

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