I can’t tell you how excited I am that I’ve finally finished my DIY farmhouse table tutorial, complete with FREE plans to make your own. I’ve had my table for almost a year now and it’s holding up wonderfully, it truely was such a fun project and it wasn’t too difficult to make, even for a newbie woodworker like me. I will say that I owe a huge thank you to my hubby for cutting my wood and helping me assemble, he is a huge reason this beauty was such a success!
Free Detailed Plans
Below you’ll find the quick and dirty tutorial for making your own DIY farmhouse table and the detailed FREE downloadable farmhouse table plans!
DIY Farmhouse Table Supplies
The following supplies will make a 62″ x 45″ DIY farmhouse table with seating for 6.
- 3 (three) – 1″ x 12″ x 8′ common board (Table Top)
- 3 (three) – 2″ x 4″ x 8′ framing studs (Apron and Supports)
- 1 (one) – 4″ x 4″ x 10′ douglas fir (Table Legs)
- Sander and sandpaper
- Kreg Jig (We used the K4 Kreg Jig, but you can also use the R3)
- Kreg Screws ( ¾”, 2 ½”
- Miter saw- (I would love to get this one someday)
- Circular saw
- Hand planer
Paint & Stain
- White Paint
- Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish
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Assemble Table Top
First you’ll assemble your table top. I used 1″ common board for my table top because I liked the thinner look and lighter weight. This table is solid wood, so every bit of wood weighs it down- so the lighter the better. Common board is notoriously known for warped boards so when you go to the hardware store to choose your wood, be sure to check that your boards are straight. Bowing or warped boards will give you problems when you put your table together.
After you have made your cuts (see above), you’ll connect the boards using one of my favorite tools, a Kreg Jig with Kreg screws. As a side note, you can make so many other projects with the Kreg Jig, including your own frames, shelving and other furniture, I love this buffet that Shanty 2 Chic made! I didn’t use wood glue in between my joints, but you can if you’d like, just be sure to wipe up any runs or drips so your stain will go on nicely. Once your tabletop is assembled, you will use a simple hand planer to even out the boards. This step is optional and only necessary if your boards are uneven once you’re done assembling.
Next, on to the fun part! Sand out your table top using a sander and a medium grain sandpaper making sure to get the edges, sides and corners of the table top. Sand again using a fine grain sand paper. Wipe off all dust with a damp rag.
Now on to the stain. We chose to get a stain that matched our kitchen cabinets and had a nice contrast with the white. We loved how it turned out. Stain your table top according to the stain directions making sure to cover the top, sides and 5″ on the underside edges of your table. Let dry overnight.
Assembling the Table Apron and Supports
Your table will need an apron and supports to keep it sturdy. First cut your framing studs to the length indicated below. The 39″ pieces will be your table ends and the 53″ will go the length of your table. The 35¾” pieces will be supports that go in between. Use your Kreg jig and screws to assemble your supports. Once your apron and supports are attached, sand and paint. Let dry.
Connecting Table Top and Apron
Use the Kreg Jig to make pocket holes on the apron to screw into your table top. You’ll want to practice attaching a 2″ x 4′ to a 1″ x just to make sure you won’t screw through your table top!
Assembling Table Legs
The final and last section of making your table is the legs. This section also comes as a matter of preference on table height. I recommend cutting your legs between 28.5″ and 30″. Remember your table top will add 3/4″ to the height you cut. Once your legs are cut, sand and paint like you did with the apron. Next, place the legs in the corners of the apron. Using wood screws, screw through the outside of the apron into the table legs to secure.
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