Looking for a simple side table with styling that’s unique to your family, then this is the project for you. Here’s all the information you need to make your own Branded Table with Aged Copper Pipe Base. It’s a simple no sawing, cutting, carving, gluing, drill pressing or any of that other woodworking lingo. Just some paint, stain, and a couple of screws and voilà a beautiful table.
Family heritage and preserving it for future generations is important to me. The past should be honored by the present for its irreplaceable value. The KU Bar brand on this table is a Colorado registered cattle brand from 1924 which has been handed down in our family for three generations. I designed this to honor the rich heritage of my father-in-law, Ted and his family. They worked the land and raised cattle in the Kit Carson, Colorado area. Not and easy life, but a rewarding one. Ted is pictured below standing by his father and brother. I love this picture. Side note: I have the greatest in-laws ever!
Here’s How You Can Make Your Own
You’ll find a supplies list is at the end of this post. You can download a printable supplies list and build diagram for the table base by signing up below. The following video links take you directly to the minute and second in each video detailing the steps to apply the graphic to the table top, stain and urethane the top, clean the pipes, and paint the aged copper finish on the pipes.
Here’s the information to build the French Country Bench pictured above.
The Table Top
I used an 18-inch Radius Edge Pine Board for the top and galvanized pipe for the base. The artwork has not been provided as a download since this is our registered family brand. I give step-by-step details on how to create signage using PowerPoint in the download available from the Sage Signs post. Just sign up at the bottom of that page and the directions will be emailed to you in a few minutes. I like to get artwork from Fotolia. The link left will provide you with lots of fun “Farmhouse Graphics” you can use for this project.
Here’s how to apply the graphic to the wood table top. This is from the Vintage Flower Market Cart, but the process is the same – Applying the Graphic.
Here’s a video on how to stain and urethane the top – Staining the Top.
The Table Base
Here’s a link on how to clean the galvanized pipe. I highly recommend using the galvanized pipe versus the black coated galvanized pipe. The price difference is negligible but the time and hassle it will save you is invaluable. You’ll still need to clean the pipe however. Cleaning Galvanized Pipe
Here’s a video on how to paint the table base pipe – Video on creating the aged copper pipe look.
Again if you signup at the bottom of this post, I’ll email you the build plan for the table base in a few minutes.
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Supplies – Table Base
- TSP (can be found in the paint area of your home improvement store)
- Flanges (1/2-inch diameter) – 4
- End Caps (1/2-inch diameter) – 4
- “T” Connectors (1/2-inch diameter) – 4
- Cross Connector (1/2-inch diameter) – 1
- 18” Galvanized Pipe (1/2-inch diameter) – 4
- 5” Galvanized Pipe (1/2-inch diameter) – 4
- 3” Galvanized Pipe (1/2-inch diameter) – 4
- 16 – #14 x ¾” Stainless Phillips Pan Head Sheet Metal Screw
- Rust-Oleum Leather Brown Spray Paint
- Rust-Oleum Rustic Umber Texture Paint
Supplies – Table Top
- 18-inch Radius Edge Pine Board
- Wood Stain (8 fl. oz.) – Color: Minwax Ipswich Pine
- Polyurethane (water based) – Minwax Spar Urethane – Satin (Indoor/Outdoor)
- 2” Chip brush
- 2” Purdy White China Paint Brush
- Carbon Paper
- Red Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Marker
- Painter’s Black Ultra Fine Nib Paint Pen
- Painter’s Black Fine Nib Paint Pen
- 220 Grit Sand Paper
- Paper Towels (roll)
- Phillips Screw Driver
- Drill (Optional)
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