DIY Farmhouse Table
Bring back the simplicity and rustic appeal of an old farmhouse with these easy-to-build plans. Made of solid pine, this farmhouse table will bring character and depth to any dining room.
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- 12' 1 X 4 pine boards (2)
- 10' 1 X 10 pine boards (4)
- 12' 2 X 4 pine board
- 8' 2 X 2 pine boards (4)
- 2" wood screws (200)
- pilot hole bit to match wood screws and lag screws
- small tube wood filler
- 1 quart stain or 2 quarts flat paint
- spray can exterior clear coat
- sandpaper in medium and fine grits
- measuring tape
- carpenter's square
- saw Tip: Many hardware stores will make cuts complimentary with the purchase of lumber.
1 X 4 boards cut at 36" (end aprons, 2 boards)
1 X 4 boards cut at 90 1/2" (side aprons, 2 boards)
2 X 2 boards cut at 34 1/2" (joists, 7 boards)
1 X 10 boards cut at 96" (tabletop boards, 4 boards)
2 X 4 boards cut at 29 1/4" (legs, 4 boards)
Select boards that are straight. Tip: Pretend the board is an arrow on a bow and look down the length of the board to see if it is straight. Tip: For added character, select boards that are rustic in nature with imperfections, cracks and knots. To save time, have the hardware store cut boards as directed in the cut list. Work on a clean level surface large enough for the project, and always wear safety glasses and ensure proper ventilation when painting.
Measure and mark all joints using a carpenter's square. Predrill pilot holes for all joints. Fasten the apron ends to the apron sides with two-inch wood screws and glue. Fasten joist to apron sides with two-inch wood screws and glue. Check corners for square using carpenter's square.
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