This step by step diy woodworking project is about farm table plans. If you want to learn how to build a nice and rustic farm table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Work with attention and plan every step of the project from the very beginning, in order to keep the costs under control and to save time.
There are many things that you should take into account before starting the actual construction of the farm table. Therefore, choose the most suitable design for your needs and make sure it matches the style of the rest of the furniture. Cedar, pine and redwood are excellent choices, as the components will be both durable and have a nice appearance. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the components before inserting the screws, to create rigid joints. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Projects made from these plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 28 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 30″ long APRONS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×4 – 80″ long APRONS
- D – 7 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 96″ long TABLETOP
- 2 1/2″ screws
- wood stain
- wood filler
- wood glue
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Farm Table Plans
Top Tip: If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to plan all the steps thoroughly. Work with attention and invest in quality materials.
Building a farm table
The first step of the project is to build the legs of the farm table. In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to select the slats with attention and to cut one end as in the image, by using a circular saw.
Mark the cut edges with a pencil before adjusting their size. Smooth the cut edges with a piece of sandpaper and remove the residues with a vacuum cleaner.
Continue the project by attaching the aprons between the two side legs of the farm table. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons and insert the 2 1/2″ screws into the legs, making sure the corners are right-angled.
Add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to get the job done in a professional manner. Work with attention, making sure you align everything at both ends. Plumb the legs with a spirit level.
Fit the 1×4 aprons between the two sides of the table and lock them into place with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the aprons before inserting the screws, if you want to get a professional result.
Top Tip: Check if the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws into place. Place a spirit level on top of the aprons to check if they are horizontal.
Continue the project by fitting the rest of the supports, making sure they are all equally-spaced. Drill pocket holes at both ends and secure them to the aprons with 1 1/4″ galvanized screws.
The next step of the project is to attach the 2×6 slats to the frame of the table, as in the plans. Make sure you leave no gaps between the slats before attaching them to the frame of the farm table.
Drill pocket holes through the side aprons and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the wooden slats, after making sure they are aligned properly. Add glue to secure the components into place and to get a sturdy structure.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wooden chair in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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My son is building four of these tables for his Eagle Scout Project. How do you attach the table top to the frame of the table? Do you put pocket holes into all of the supports for all of the slats? For example, for any one support, he would put7 pocket holes to attach the 7 slats?
Yes, that’s the way to do it.