DIY Raised Table Runner

June 22, 2012

I showed you guys my Mom’s DIY “Picnic Table” last week, and I finally made my own last night. This is a super easy DIY – you only need a few supplies. First, head to the pre-finished moulding section of your hardware store. They have lots of different sizes and shapes. I chose the small round bun foot for about $3.00 each. Then I grabbed an oak board that would fit on my dining table, there are lots of sizes and thicknesses to choose from, as well as types of wood.
The actual assembly is pretty easy, I think it took my 30 minutes total. Grab all your supplies, a drill, ruler, pencil and maybe a pair of pliers to remove the staples that held the tag.

I measured and fiddled with the spacing and decided I wanted the screw to go in 1.5 inches from each side. I measured it from both sides and marked the spot.

Drill a hole. Make sure to measure how deep your screw goes so you can drill your hole that depth. But don’t go too far, you don’t want the hole to go all the way through the wood.

Screw all the feet in and voila! You’re done. I think I’m going to go back with a bit of glue to make sure the feet are solidly attached. I’m also going to go over the wood with some mineral oil or something similar. That’s what Mom did to make hers so dark and pretty. She also used a different type of board that looked like a cutting board, with lots of different woods together, I couldn’t find it so I chose oak.
Also, I’ve noticed I use the word voila a lot :)

Copyright Whitney Curtis 2010-2013

3 thoughts on “DIY Raised Table Runner

  1. Anonymous

    Love the table runner. A good way to know where to stop drilling is to put a strip of masking tape on your drill bit at the stopping point.
    At least you know the correct word is VOILA. I don’t suppose you’ve noticed that some bloggers write it as WAH-LAH.
    Au revoir…


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