DIY Brickmaker’s Coffee Table – Restoration Hardware Inspired

You have all been so patient!

Since we posted the reveal of our Restoration Hardware Inspired DIY Brickmaker’s Coffee Table, a few of you have emailed and messaged asking when the DIY post would be up.

Well, here it is!

Better late than never, right?

RESTORATION HARDWARE BRICKMAKERS TABLE

RH BRICKMAKERS TABLE COLLAGE

My hubby Dean works in sheet metal for those of you who are new around here. BUT for this coffee table we wanted to come up with a metal-looking option that didn’t actually require metal, or your very own sheet metal worker!

So our table is made entirely of wood – legs and all!

DIY Brickmaker’s Coffee Table

brickmaker's table dimensions

Materials

  • 4 – 2″x6″x8′ pine
  • 2 – 2″x2″x8′ pine
  • 2 – 2″x2″x8′ pine
  • 1 – 2″x2″x4′ pine
  • 4 - 3/8″ plated hex bolts, 1 1/2″ long
  • finishing nails
  • #8 flathead screws 2 1/2″ long
  • dark walnut stain
  • white paint
  • water
  • grey stain
  • Rustoleum Metallic Accents paint in rich brown

Cut List

  • 8 - 2″x6″x45″ pine (table top)
  • 4 - 2″x2″x45″ pine (top and bottom of frame)
  • 4 - 2″x2″x42″ pine (top and bottom of frame)
  • 4 -  2″x2″x11″ pine (legs)

Tools

  • measuring tape
  • pencil
  • compound miter saw
  • hammer
  • drill & drill bits
  • 7/8″ spade bit
  • paint brushes

Instructions

1. Once your materials are cut to size, build two squares from the 2″x2″x43″s and 2″x2″x45″s. Simply nail together with finishing nails and hammer. This will be the top and bottom of the “metal” frame.

top and bottom base

2. Add vertical pieces (legs) as shown below, also affixing with nails.

top and bottom with legs

3. Begin adding top pieces as shown, adding screws from bottom so they aren’t seen. Leave 1/8″ between each board.

adding top

adding top 2

4. To add hex bolts, after assembly pre-drill 1/8″ holes into tabletop’s side 12 1/2″ from end. Repeat at other end. Repeat for two holes on opposite side. This is to guide the larger holes. Using spade bit centered on 1/8″ holes, drill 1/2″ depth to sink hex bolt. Then using 3/8″ drill bit, pre-drill the bolt hole. See photo below.

hex bolts

Finishing Instructions

The finish on this table is what makes it extraordinary, in my opinion. The legs are painted to look like metal and the top is coated with several layers of stain and white/grey washes.

1. Paint base and legs with Rustoleum Metallic Accents paint in rich brown. Apply two coats if necessary. Let dry.

painted legs unfinished top

2. Dark stain the table top using the dark walnut. Let dry.

3. Apply a coat of grey stain. Let dry.

4. Mix about a tablespoon of white paint into about a 1/2 cup of water. Use this to white wash over the stained table top boards. Let dry. Repeat if necessary.

stain and whitewash

And that is  - finally  - the DIY Brickmaker’s Table tutorial!

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Comments

  1. says

    Shannon,
    That is AMAZING! From the pic of them side by side I really couldn’t tell the difference. Back to the hardware store I go! Thanks for sharing :)
    Hugs & Blessings …
    Lani

  2. says

    Wow! I am in awe of this table. Saw it the other day on Instagram and then just saw it again on An Upcycled Link Party and I had to come check it out. I am for sure pinning this one….I absolutely love the color you got from staining this so I am for sure going to use that possibly on my future DIY dining table.

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