This step by step diy project is about 6ft farmhouse table plans. I have designed this 6ft long farmhouse table with a rustic look, so you can build one for your dining room, in just one weekend. You can make a few adjustments to this design to suit your needs. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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6 ft Farmhouse Table Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 32 1/4″ long BASE
- B – 2 pieces of 4×6 lumber – 22″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 8 piece of 4×4 lumber – 14 1/4″ long BRACES
- D – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 2″ long, 1 piece – 11 3/4″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20″ long STRETCHER
- E – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long SUPPORTS
- F – 5 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 57 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 36 1/4″ long TABLETOP
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 4×6 lumber – 4′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 6′
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 piece of 2×8 lumber – 6′
- 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 8′
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 3 1/2″ screws
- 2″ brad nails
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
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How to build a 6ft wood farmhouse table
The first step of the project is to build the base components for the farmhouse table. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to use 4×4 lumber for the components. Use a circular saw to make the notches in the components. Set the blade and then make multiple parallel cuts inside the marked areas. Use a chisel to remove the excess. Use sandpaper to clean the recesses.
The next step of the project is to assemble the sides for the farmhouse table. Lay the components on a level surface and joint them with a 4×6 beam. Drill pocket holes at both ends, on both sides of the beam. Add glue to the joints, make sure the corners are square and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
The next step of the project is to attach the 4×4 braces to the sides of the table. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces. Fit the braces into place and then lock them into place tightly with 3 1/2″ screws.
Fit 2×4 supports to the top of the farmhouse bench. As you ca easily notice in the diagram, you need to make a 45 degree cut to both ends of the supports. Fit the supports to the side frames, as shown in the diagram. Plumb the side frames with a spirit level. Drill pilot holes through the support and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them together tightly.
Use 2×8 lumber for the tabletop. Cut all the slats at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes, as shown in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and clamp everything together tightly. Make sure the surface is even and then let it dry out for a few hours.
Lay the tabletop on a level surface and then center the frame of the table. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 2 1/2″ screws, every 8″, so you lock everything together tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the stretcher. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the stretcher and then fit it into place tightly. Center the stretcher to the middle legs and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place. Check if the corners are square before inserting the screws.
Use 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber to for creating a continuous stretcher decorative look. Add glue so you can lock the pieces into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the diagonal braces that go under the table. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the braces.
Fit the braces to the farmhouse table and insert 2 1/2″ screws, to lock them into place tightly.
Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of stain over the farmhouse dining table, so you enhance its look.
This table is easy to build and it will be super sturdy. You can make adjustments to my design, if you want to suit it to your needs and tastes.
You should take a look over the rest of my table plans HERE. I have many farmhouse table designs and sizes, so you can choose from a large variety of options.
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