DIY~ Table Trough Centerpiece!

Who is ready for some fall inspiration from me and a few of my fellow bloggers who love to build?  This month we are all sharing a project that we built and our theme is Fall!  I had some scrap pieces of wood left from the plank wall we just added, (I will be sharing that soon) so I decided to make a Table Trough Centerpiece.  This post contains some affiliate links. Click here for my full disclosure policy.

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I am thrilled how this one turned out.  This table trough will be a versatile centerpiece that will change with the seasons, as I love to do.  

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I had some Pure Bond plywood left over from the plank wall we just completed.  The plywood was cut in to 5 inch stripes, so of course my boxes are 5 inches.  The great thing is, you can make these centerpiece boxes in any length or size. 

Supplies needed:

When cutting your wood pieces, take into account the thickness of your wood(this will be a deduction you make on the end pieces.  My side pieces measure 5 inches in height and the end pieces will sit on the bottom board, so my end pieces measure 4.5 by 5.

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I decided to make a few extra table trough centerpieces to sell at the shop.  I figured it was easier to do all at once instead of 1 box at a time.  As you can see, I used several different stains on each box.  I like to stain my pieces before putting together, it is easier to stain a flat piece than one with corners.  

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Order of assembly:  Attach the bottom piece to one end.    The next piece to attach is a side panel.  Attach the other end piece and the last piece is the other side panel.  I use Gorilla Wood Glue,  on all the pieces before I attach with my Ryobi Air Nailer.  

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I decided on the centerpiece that I was keeping to make a stencil template.  

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Of course I used Cameron (Silhouette Cameo) to make my disposable stencil with contact paper.   You can watch this video on how I used a Woodburner on my painted stencil.  

If you decide to do any wood burning, I give you a small warning that it is time-consuming.  

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I love how the wood burnt area darkens against the stain.  Since I have so much wood in my dining area, I decided to do a paint wash on my centerpiece and sealed it with white wax.  

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I am excited to complete the other boxes once I decide how I will be completing each one.  I always like to make things different, so I am sure they each will have a different look.  

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I am loving the leaf handles that I added to the ends of each box.  The great thing about these, is that I can change them out with the seasons as well.

Now, stop over to each one of my “Power Tool Challenge Teams projects for more fall inspiration!  

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15 Responses to DIY~ Table Trough Centerpiece!

  1. This is perfect for a table centerpiece! I love how you used the wood burner for the graphic. I just got a wood burner and need to experiment with using the different tips that came with it. The leaf handles are the perfect finishing touch.

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