Easy DIY Farmhouse Wooden Riser Stand and Table Protector
If you love to haunt gift shops and miss them as much as I do, I think you will really enjoy this post. Farmhouse stores always have all these cute and attractive little ornaments for us to oooh and ahh over. Galvanized salt and pepper shakes, pretty flower sprigs, adorable and fun signs, pretty linens and so forth. But they often have them on table risers, some small pricey ones for sale, and sometimes ones like this large Farmhouse wooden riser stand that are often hands off store displays.
So great that they are cheap to make and better yet easy to make, so I decided to make a few of my own, including this large one for the kitchen table. The best part is it can do double duty as a table protector when your serving anything hot. Mine is done in natural wood add some colour to my white kitchen set, and it matches the golden tones of our kitchen cabinets. If you want one in black or white, just give it a quick paint job instead.The best part is you can use it as a funky farmhouse table protector for anything hot, and it will serve as a cute base for a table centerpiece.
This farmhouse table riser for the kitchen is a great simple wood project for beginners like me. No asking and waiting for Hubs to create it. It allows you to get practice using a saw, sander, drill, and screwdriver on a simple project, and you get a new riser for decorating. Can you tell I am excited to make one?
Today I am collaborating with several other bloggers with Craft Ideas for Spring, we all have different sized stashes at home, and still enjoying creating and making our homes beautiful. Check out their links at the bottom of my post.
DIY Farmhouse Riser Materials
You will need 1 – 1″ by 6″ and 1 -1 by 2 piece of lumber, glue, 4 1″ screws and a small piece of felt. Small amount of Varathane or paint and that’s it.
Cutting the Lumber
Cut the 1 by 6 lumber into two pieces 36″ long (or whatever size you like).
Cut the 1 by 2 lumber into two pieces 10″ long
Drilling the Cross Pieces
Stack your two 10″ cross pieces so the ends meet. Then drill a hole about one inch from the end. Drill right through the first piece and a little bit into the second piece. This way the holes on both pieces will be evenly placed.
Take the lower board, put it on the top and finish drilling the hole right through.
Repeat this process on the other end.
My screws are an inch long because I had them handy. Use whatever screws you have laying around just make sure they are long enough to go through the cross pieces, and short enough they don’t poke through the top of your riser.
Making the DIY Farmhouse Riser
Sand all your wood with first 120 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper to remove slivers and smooth out the wood.
Check out your lumber to see if one side is more blemish free of knots or nicks then the other. I call that the good side. Place both good sides face down on your work surface.
Line up the ends so that the meet exactly.
Place a cross piece three inches from each end. Making sure the top pieces are pushed up snuggly together screw predrilled cross pieces into the top. Repeat at the other end.
Make sure to screw in the screws until they are flush and sink into the wood. Otherwise the metal could scratch your good furniture.
Finishing your Farmhouse Riser
Mine is currently natural, I used Varathane to give it a quick coat for protection. I was very tempted to do it in both black or white, but I can always do that later. For now I love it in the natural wood colour. I gave this farmhouse one coat top and underside in Varathane.
To protect the table you can buy little plastic glue one beads, but I had white felt handy, so I just cut it to match the size of the cross pieces and glued it in place.
This collection of Crafts has been organized by Chloe of Celebrate and Decorate. If you’re looking for some creative ideas and inspiration, your in for a treat. Twenty five bloggers joined in. Grab a coffee and enjoy!
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