DIY Farmhouse Dining Table w/ Epoxy Inlays Using Reclaimed Barnwood

  • Published on Aug 9, 2018
  • This week I show you how to build a DIY farmhouse dining table using reclaimed barn wood lumber, featuring epoxy inlays. My friends asked me to build them a Parsons style table, and I came up with the idea to use reclaimed lumber, and pour pigmented epoxy into the voids. Let me know what you think about this DIY farmhouse table. Thanks!
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  • Thor Simmer
    Thor Simmer Day ago

    I'd buy that first table!

  • TheKolobur88
    TheKolobur88 2 days ago

    Best design - clean look, minimalistic and with imperfections that actually are making it more unique! Good job!
    P.S. I am graphic and interior designer and I prefer defects turned into effects over industrial perfect cuts and copy paste boring look.

  • Paul v.A.
    Paul v.A. 4 days ago


  • One Day Channel
    One Day Channel 4 days ago

  • AKBuilder762
    AKBuilder762 6 days ago

    I would have poured more resin in the gaps. No one would guess it was to cover up a mistake.

  • Ibrahim Rammal
    Ibrahim Rammal 7 days ago

    Beautiful and professional.

  • Phillip Bedonie
    Phillip Bedonie 9 days ago

    That’s to much work-I think I’ll just buy a table

  • Patrick Clayton
    Patrick Clayton 9 days ago

    Man what a pain..been there man..trial & error..but persistence pays off

  • John Herr
    John Herr 10 days ago

    Interesting to watch.

  • Manoj Ojha
    Manoj Ojha 13 days ago

    What is liquied call

  • Dallas Jones
    Dallas Jones 16 days ago

    If I had $20,000 in equipment I could build anything also

  • Weirdlyoneoffs
    Weirdlyoneoffs 18 days ago

    I can't wait to try this, next house we buy I am upcycling and making everything myself! Buying new furniture just is not the same. Great video.

  • Angie Williams
    Angie Williams 19 days ago

    Love this. Glad you showed the mistakes. Helps us learn.

  • Moist and Squishy
    Moist and Squishy 20 days ago

    Would be nice if the finished product was shown a lot longer than a few seconds..

  • Maria Isabel Figueiredo

    Muito bonito seu trabalho. Parabéns.

  • Andreas Giannaris
    Andreas Giannaris 23 days ago

    How long did the epoxy take to dry? Thanks!

  • AVSwood
    AVSwood 24 days ago


  • Chad Yost
    Chad Yost 25 days ago

    I like those blue clamps. What brand are those?

  • Rust and Company
    Rust and Company 27 days ago

    Damn man - beautiful table.

  • kidc0dy
    kidc0dy Month ago +4

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  • TheDanGaza
    TheDanGaza Month ago

    I'll take your first table.😁

  • Danny G
    Danny G Month ago

    great idea: lets take old rotten wood from a barn and pour poison on it and then eat dinner on it!

  • Jessica Feagins
    Jessica Feagins Month ago

    What other brand epoxy’s have you used and which do you like the best?

    • Richard Ayre
      Richard Ayre Month ago

      Jonny Builds Do you happen to know if they deliver to the U.K. ?

    • Jonny Builds
      Jonny Builds  Month ago

      Hands down its Total Boat. Full disclosure they sponsor me and my vids, but I truly love the company. I’ve had offers from other epoxy companies and refuse to switch bc Total Boat has great epoxy and even better customer service. If you check out some of my other epoxy vids you’ll see a 20% discount code for their products.

  • John Clowes
    John Clowes Month ago

    Great work. Great colour resin too.

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly Month ago

    This is so satisfying to watch :)

  • AustrianJager
    AustrianJager Month ago

    It is the hardest thing to work with old wood. You think it is easy because the material is so dry, but in my point of view it is absolutly the opposite. You did a very nice job indeeed!

  • gottabighit1
    gottabighit1 Month ago

    Finished re-do table looked like? What the heck?

  • camera2painting
    camera2painting Month ago +1

    Plenty of great ideas, however, it would be nice to see such a project without the use of a ton of expensive equipment.

  • ToolforOffice
    ToolforOffice Month ago +2

    Awesome job brother. I appreciate you talking about your mistakes. Helps me to think of things that could go wrong on my projects that aren’t even the same application. That band saw needed a new blade dude!! Lol

    GEO ARNAOUDOV Month ago

    Perfect coke table !!! Now a stripper and a bottle and we have ourselves a freaking PAARRRTTAYYY!!

  • Eli Prythero
    Eli Prythero Month ago

    Hello @jonnybuilds. I admire your determination in this build!! May I ask if this was a table you ended up selling? or were compensated to make? I am an aspiring furniture builder and business owner, and I have quickly realized how difficult it can be to track how much time a task will take, and how to adequately charge for the time and effort, and still make a profit. Any ideas how to do so?

  • Macaiah Snow
    Macaiah Snow Month ago

    This takes a lot of time and people will pay for the work. I am going to start with pre built wood furniture and work up to something like this. Great video to show the skills and tools necessary to do a project like this correctly.

  • Macaiah Snow
    Macaiah Snow Month ago

    How convenient, I live in Yukon.

  • Heavy Metal Cowboy
    Heavy Metal Cowboy Month ago +1


    That's some really nice work. A slow overview of the finished table would be greatly appreciated.
    To those who believe this isn't a true DIY - Yes it is. I know we all see the specialized tools involved, but you can do the same with less expensive equipment. It does take longer though. I do projects like this with a compound miter saw, circular saw, hand held router, Router planing sled, low-cost table saw, random orbital sander and a 6" planer. All told, I have less than $2000 in my tools. Sure, there are a lot more accessories (clamps, saw horses, supports, etc...) but it is definitely doable.
    It's not the cost of the tools that matters, it's the care you put into your work.

  • Peter Enis
    Peter Enis Month ago

    how can you prevent resin from becoming yellowish?

  • angus draffan
    angus draffan Month ago +2

    Beautiful work! I do believe all the resin tinting will date stuff soon. Black or clear is classic. Great work though. Just my 2 c worth! Timber was beautiful!

  • Jest Passinthru
    Jest Passinthru Month ago

    That was a waste of the beam .

  • Jennifer Good
    Jennifer Good Month ago +1

    You really did this project justice. You don't skip steps, you just do it right. Great job, this table is beautiful! 👏🏼👏🏼😎
    You have allowed the wood to retain its character.

  • Alex Ramirez
    Alex Ramirez Month ago

    Hey, ya got bad wood

    • Alex Ramirez
      Alex Ramirez Month ago

      @Jonny Builds lol my brothers friend needs help with this kind of project, i dont know the lady but the work looks pretty easy, did you do this by yourself? Did you make this table because a woman wanted one?

    • Jonny Builds
      Jonny Builds  Month ago +1

      Haha, I was messing with you as well

    • Alex Ramirez
      Alex Ramirez Month ago

      Lol i was just messing with cause of table one

    • Jonny Builds
      Jonny Builds  Month ago

      Do I?

  • Clayton Eatmon
    Clayton Eatmon Month ago

    I didn't see much wrong with the first table .

  • Sleep Outside
    Sleep Outside Month ago

    Why don’t you use push sticks or pads on your jointer? My father-in-law lost a few fingers doing what you did. Be careful. Beautiful build. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  • Aaron Mays
    Aaron Mays Month ago

    Very nice man!

  • Vaibhav Singh
    Vaibhav Singh Month ago +1

    This table is going to last for centuries, made from solid wood not some plyboard.

    PUTINTIN Month ago

    wow.. all that buildup for this shit 9:54 ?

  • Jeffrey Colin
    Jeffrey Colin Month ago +2

    I would have liked to have seen more of the finished table. Also, would have loved to know how you resolved the issues from one build to another. Thanks.

  • Europa Macmillan
    Europa Macmillan Month ago +2

    Don’t understand why you used coloured resin,to me it detracts from the beauty of the old wood

  • Stuff Seth Makes
    Stuff Seth Makes Month ago

    Table: yes.......shorts: absolutely not 😂😂😂

    • Jonny Builds
      Jonny Builds  Month ago

      😂😂😂 that’s my summer attire. It’s too gd hot here!

  • Sheri Biggs
    Sheri Biggs Month ago

    Wow! amazing. Adding color to epoxy was something I've never seen, but will definitely try. Bravo! Beautiful! And your video was easy to follow.

  • Michael Kay
    Michael Kay Month ago

    how long did you let the epoxy dry before removing the tape?

  • Evan Moyer
    Evan Moyer Month ago +2

    Checklist for DIY Table
    Item #1: $10,000 worth of tools

    • Norm T
      Norm T Month ago

      @Jonny Builds Item #3 Have second table in background made by Jonny's Wife.

    • Jonny Builds
      Jonny Builds  Month ago

      Item #2: A can-do attitude.

  • whatthe
    whatthe Month ago

    what an ugly looking table, loads of crack.

  • Rodney Higgins
    Rodney Higgins Month ago

    The word is timber.

  • Lor00D
    Lor00D Month ago

    That Bosch mire saw is fucking amazing. Way better than the festool in my opinion!

  • Palmtack
    Palmtack Month ago

    Like watching grass grow TROLLS.

  • John Leaf
    John Leaf Month ago

    thats the most irritant video i ever seen i didnt saw the finished table and the epoxi didnt get any cool

  • Raindrops09
    Raindrops09 Month ago

    You’re awesome! Very professional and detail oriented! Thank you!

  • Elf Owl
    Elf Owl Month ago +1

    Beautiful but complicated!!! thanks for the upload.

  • Brad Fry
    Brad Fry Month ago

    Wouldn't it technically be in filled because its not laid in its poured.

  • Ishikawa Section 9
    Ishikawa Section 9 Month ago

    The reason the resin was so difficult to work with is because you didn't you a "finishing" resin. Resin's finish hard when devoid of air. Finishing resins have paraffin wax in them that rises to the surface as it heats and seals the resin underneath to cure. When I would do surfboard repairs, you would fill the gap with foam pearls and a small amount of bonding resin (so you would have maximum air in the pocket and not heavy resin) and then cure. Then you would use a small amount of finishing resin over the top (and a little in the damage to get a good bond and not sand into your repair). This way you could come back with wet/dry sand paper and polish it to a shine. You can use any epoxy you can pick up at a boat store to do this type of work. However, if you use polyester resin, do it in a ventilated area with a mask, that stuff will burn your lungs while curing. It also requires an activator which you need to be careful of, as to much will cause the resin to cure in minutes. Hope this helps. Beautiful work sir.

  • James Russell
    James Russell Month ago

    Really DIY standard the legs should have been Mortise & Tenon, like you would use to make a simple stool, this would have given it strength, possibly adding cross members on the legs to add more strength, however the over all finish was impressive and I think as you become a better Carpenter with time, you'd agree with me about using real Joints?

  • Roo Andrade
    Roo Andrade Month ago

    6:14 You are welcome :3

  • mario paz
    mario paz Month ago

    I’ll take the table that didn’t meet your standards!!!

  • c
    c Month ago

    More blue....

  • c
    c Month ago

    DIY in your million dollar woodwork shop.

    • c
      c Month ago

      @Jonny Builds I'll see your Trillion and raise you a Zillion.....nice table👍

    • Jonny Builds
      Jonny Builds  Month ago

      Billion dollar. Nay, trillion.

  • Bumhunter90
    Bumhunter90 Month ago +1

    G L O V E S

  • Дмитрий Кокорев

    Тут один только инструмент для обработки дерева стоит как квартира в Москве..

    • Kolbasnik98
      Kolbasnik98 Month ago

      Да ладно, мне прям интересно, чего же ты там хотя бы на миллион насчитал?

  • sarp kaya
    sarp kaya 2 months ago

    Very ordinary video and disappointed

  • HoppaMitte
    HoppaMitte 2 months ago

    My friend very good Job 👍ok at the corner from legs Maybe you can work Little bet Better But Rest realy beautifull .

  • Alecks1990
    Alecks1990 2 months ago

    use the epoxy for the missalining legs to fill the gabs, that would make it look somewhat intentional

  • Gabi Glaezer
    Gabi Glaezer 2 months ago +4

    Nice video thanks for sharing!
    We use large syringes to fill in the resin into the smaller cracks. They are quite cheap and it works well for us.

  • Phillip Dempsen
    Phillip Dempsen 2 months ago

    So, after all that, why didn't you show us the final table?

  • TDUD3
    TDUD3 2 months ago

    that was bullshit and you know it!.. why didn't you show up the second table finished joints?....

  • umefunasone together
    umefunasone together 2 months ago

    woof your cute

  • Lynet Sandoval Witty
    Lynet Sandoval Witty 2 months ago +1

    Here's the problem I encountered with this table but I'm not gonna let you know how I fixed it, instead, all this time I was building this other perfect table with all my badass tools. Yay.

  • Jesper Nicolaj Christiansen

    Beautiful tape, just a shame with the Epoxy. It's all the rage now. Without it, that table would still be a classic 100 years from now. Great workmanship (boy, you got a lot of toys ...)

    • Jesper Nicolaj Christiansen
      Jesper Nicolaj Christiansen 2 months ago +1

      @Lynet Sandoval Witty Good think about watching this video was, I have a big oak slab and a piece fell off and I was think about using Epoxy, but after watching this, I will just glue it back on. Two years from now, nobody wants an epoxy table

    • Lynet Sandoval Witty
      Lynet Sandoval Witty 2 months ago +1

      The epoxy was definitely not needed. Classic piece without it.