{From the Workshop} The Craft Table

Can I just brag on my man for a minute?  He is so incredibly talented, I can’t believe I haven’t shared many of his masterpieces with you! 
And as for the title of this post (which may turn into a series, as I have much more to show you!), we don’t actually have a workshop. We have a garage…which has never seen a car inside.  It houses a couple of bikes, some toilet paper bought in bulk, and wood. 
Lots and lots of wood.  Two by fours, scrap wood, pallets and completed projects clutter up our garage.  Not to mention the fine layer of sawdust covering everything.
Once or twice I may have grumbled {under my breath} about the mess.  But then, I’ll see something on Pinterest that I just HAVE to have.  And that’s when Super Dave comes in and saves the day.  And a few weekends later, the garage door opens and through the haze of sawdust…..I see the completed project.  And then I forget about the mess, clutter and dust, and am just. so. proud.
So this project was one of Ana White’s plans.  Have you heard of her?  No? Run and check out her website of amazing furniture plans….lots of knock off decor and easy DIY stuff.  Go on…I’ll wait! 
I had been looking for the ‘perfect’ craft table…with lots of open storage, a couple of drawers, large work surface and a bar-like overhang.  But other than that, I wasn’t picky!  So when I found these plans-it was love at first sight! 
Dave actually finished my craft table awhile ago {you will get to see it in a few weeks, when I do my craft room reveal!}, and made a second one for Loo Loo to serve as her kitchen table.  So this one is actually hers….identical to mine, only hers is antiqued white, and mine is antiqued blueish-greenish.
 We got the drawer hardware from Lowe’s!  Don’t they look great?
And I just love how the stains allow you to see every beautiful imperfection in the wood.
 Well done Dave, well done.


  1. I like to think that the fine layer of sawdust is just a little “patina” for our garage! Thanks for the post love! And Yes i will finish the picture frames for your craft booth tonight!

  2. Reason #152 that Dave is awesome. Beautiful!!!

  3. Wow!! I’m not sure which is cooler, the project or that your hubby can make things like that! My hubby can hook up all your techie gadgets and make sure your blog and computer is running smoothly. But this kind of thing? Not so much! Enjoy!

  4. Kelly Conklin says:

    Hello! I love the table and I really love the one that inspired it from Ana-White, but when I went on her site I was unable to find the plans anywhere. Do you by any chance still have those plans or might know the name of the table so I could search it out? Thanks!

    • Hi Kelly! We got the plans from …which is the link under the fourth photo in the post. Thanks so much for reading….when you make yours, I’d love to see a pic of it!

  5. I love this! I actually want to have my husband make me one for a kitchen island (which appears to be this plans original intended purpose). But I love your variation with the overhang which would make a great place to sit and watch my husband cook (are you seeing a pattern here?!) 🙂 Would you mind telling me how you modified the plans? Would GREATLY appreciate it!

    Thanks so much.

    • Hi Stephanie,
      This table has been wonderful! According to my hubby, he made it according to Ana’s plans, but just extended the countertop out by an extra board, to create the overhang! Thanks for reading!

  6. Great table!! I have been looking for something like this. I am going to have to give this build a shot. How did your husband support the overhang?

    • Thank you Greg! My husband says that the tabletop is 36 inches wide, and the overhang was only 10 inches….so simple physics allowed it to be unsupported. The weight of the actual tabletop holds down the overhang so the table doesn’t tip over. And the boards are joined together using a series of pocket holes. Hope that helps!

  7. Is this for sale? How much

    • Several people have asked about my husband making these to sell. He’d love to but you’d have to be local to the Charleston area…we definitely would not be able to ship it!! Janet, shoot me an email to palmettosandpigtails@gmail.com if you are local and still interested!


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