Before The Husband even finished the farm table I was thinking about centerpiece. I decided I wanted a dressed up version of a wooden trough!
Just imagine all the things you can put in there! For an Italian dinner: line the box with fabric napkins and put in loaves of bread. Add flowers for a spring or summer party, mason jars with silverware or how about having the wooden trough full of toppings for an ice cream bar???
And of course for every-day…my plant crush, a few succulents!
The Husband whipped up this box in no time. Here is a brief tutorial in case you ever want to make one for yourself!
DIY Wooden Trough
First decide on your measurements. Ours is:
32″ Long x 7″ Wide and 5″ Deep
Cut your wood according to measurements. (We used Walnut)
To make scalloped edges The Husband used a piece of scalloped trim from The Home Depot as a pattern.
Use a jig saw to cut the scalloped edges (along one edge of all 4 pieces)
Use a miter saw to cut 22- 1/2 degree angles on all sides if you want the box to be wider at the top …
Use wood glue along the edge of one of the sides
Then use a Pin Nailer to hold sides together…this is a little tricky on the first 2 pieces, you may need another set of hands.
Cut bottom to size and use the Pin Nailer to hold bottom in place! (we used a less expensive wood for the bottom)
I love this beautiful wooden trough-it’s a perfect centerpiece for the farm table.
Remember my frustration with decorating the mantle for spring? (Posted HERE) I thought another wooden trough would be perfect for underneath the TV.
So the Husband made a smaller one and I watered down some interior house paint and brushed it over the wood- then quickly wiped it off. I wanted a bit of a contrast between the rich wood of the mantle and the wooden trough.
I put faux succulents and moss in that trough.
It adds a subtle visual interest to the strange space under the television and it also hides a long narrow speaker.
There’s so much you can do with a simple wooden trough!
Have the happiest of days my friends…