This step by step diy project is about farmhouse dining table plans. I have designed this farmhouse table so you can build it from 4×4 lumber and 2×10 beams. If you like the rustic charm of farmhouse tables, this project will raise the bar and help you build this amazing conversation piece for your patio or deck. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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Farmhouse Dining Table Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 26″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 35″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 2 piece of 4×4 lumber – 27 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber -75 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long STRETCHERS
- E – 2 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 29 3/4″ long DIAGONAL BRACES
- F – 4 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 72″ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 37″ long TABLETOP
How to build a 4×4 farmhouse table
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the farmhouse dining table. Cut both ends of the legs at 80 degrees, as shown in the diagram. Make sure the cuts are parallel and smooth the edges with sandpaper. However, you can adjust the angle of the cuts so it suit your needs. You can adjust the design of the farmhouse table really easy.
Next, you need to build the top and bottom supports for the sides of the farmhouse table. As you can see in the diagram, you need to cut both ends of the bottom supports at 80 degrees using a miter saw. In addition, you need to make notches to the supports, so you can install the stretchers. Mark the cut areas and use a saw to make multiple parallel cuts. Remove the excess with a chisel and smooth the recess with sandpaper.
Drill pocket holes along the top edges of the legs, as shown in the diagram, and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the top supports. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to the joints for a professional result.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the bottom braces and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure there are no gaps between the components. Align the edges flush before inserting the screws.
Build the stretchers from 4×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on both ends of the beams and make the notches with a saw. Make multiple parallel cuts and remove the excess material with a chisel. Smooth the area with sandpaper, making sure the corners are square.
Fit the stretchers to the sides of the farmhouse table. Use a spirit level to plumb the sides of the tables and fit the stretchers into place. Make sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes through the stretchers and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the braces. Add waterproof glue to the joints.
Fit the 2×4 supports to the top of the farmhouse table. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the frame using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Pay attention to the instructions in the diagram for a professional result.
The next step of the project is to build the tabletop for the structure. Use 2×10 beams for the top and 2×8 lumber for the breadboards. Drill pocket holes as shown in the diagram and secure the beams together with 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the edges are flush. Don’t add glue to the joints for the tabletop. Smooth everything with sandpaper so the edges are smooth, as well as the surface.
Lay the tabletop on a level surface with the pocket holes upward oriented. Center the frame of the table to the tabletop, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the 2×4 supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the tabletop. Insert screws every 8″ for a proper bond between the components.
Build the diagonal braces from 4×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees. Smooth the edges with sandpaper. These braces don’t really have a structural role but add a nice touch to the overall appearance of the table. You can also attach a vertical 4×4 support to the middle of the stretchers.
Fit the braces to the table frame, as shown in the free plans. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the braces to the frame of the table. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure you countersink the head of the screws.
After assembling the farmhouse dining table, you should take care of the finishing touches. This farmhouse dining table has a really neat appearance and the 4×4 components really add character to the project.
Fill the holes with wood putty and smooth the surface thoroughly with 120-220 sandpaper before applying the paint or stain coats.
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