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.
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.
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.
- Wood, cut to size (use reclaimed wood, pallet wood, old fences etc.)
- Stain, Minwax Wood Finish Interior Wood Stain, Dark Walnut
- Wood Glue, 18oz Gorilla Wood Glue
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.
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.
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.
I decided on the centerpiece that I was keeping to make a stencil template.
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.
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.
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.
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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