DIY Farmhouse Table

June 25, 2016


Talk about a long time coming right? I mentioned this table for what seems like ages ago and I'm finally trying to catch up and share the plans for it! Before we moved from California, I knew I really wanted a farmhouse table for this house. Now that we are a family of 4 and love our family and friends are over more frequently, it was just time to expand from our small 4 chair table we originally started out with.

Given the price tags I had been seeing for tables like this was not even an option considering our budget. $2000+ just wasn't going to cut it. Needless to say, I was so so excited to run across Ana White's website with tons of so many awesome DIY projects! Seriously I think I've saved over 15 or 20 things that are on my list to do...or should I say I've added to Chase's honey do list? ;) It quickly become addicting! Anyway, Chase and I finally narrowed down which table we wanted and my dad and Chase built the entire thing together, which only makes it extra special and can be a piece that we hand down to Vivian or Finn one day. We absolutely love it and love that you can pretty much choose any style of chair, bench, tufted ottoman seating, anything to go with this table to make it your own to match your style. We got 4 new linen chairs and have plans for a matching bench for the empty side. We usually just keep two chairs on either side with the highchair on one end for now though until we can get the bench made.




Shopping List: 
4 – 2x10 @ 8 feet long
7 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x4 @ 12 feet long
3” screws, 2 ½” PH screws, 2” finish nails

Cut List: 
ENDS
8 – 2x4 @ 11 3/8” (ends cut at 45 degrees off square, longest point measurement, NOT parallel)
4 – 2x4 @ 20”
4 – 1x4 @ 28 3/8” **
8 – 2x4 @ 32 5/8” CUT TO FIT **
4 – 1x4 @ 3 ½”

MAIN TABLE
2 – 2x4 @ 65”
2 – 2x4 @ 26 1/2” (both ends cut parallel at 45 degrees off square)
4 – 2x10 @ 72”

** For straight cut legs replace these cuts with:

4 - 2x4 @ 31" (both ends cut at 45 degrees off square NOT parallel LP)
4 - 2x4 @ 34" (both ends cut at 45 degrees off square NOT parallel LP)

We used a mixture Minwax Weathered Oak & Special Walnut until we got a shade we were happy with. This was definitely a weekend, maybe even a 3 day project but the results are so worth it. I still want to add the bench on the side like I said, with a rug underneath. If you tackle this table, I'd love to see! It'd make an amazing outdoor table as well! Ana White has photos that people have submitted of this project and others and it's so inspirational for painting choices and design styles! Be sure to comment pictures of your project on here or tag me on Instagram so I can see! @leasims. Happy building, friends!



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