Beautiful DIY Farmhouse-style Table with Benches

Farmhouse Decor

This build involves cutting a notch into the 4x4s for extra sturdiness.

You will need 4 8-feet 2x4s, 1 10-feet 4×4, 4 6-feet 2x8s, 1 8-feet 2×8, and 1 6-feet 2×10.

  • Step 1: Cut and notch out the 4x4s

Cut 4 4x4s to 29″ for the legs.

Use a 12″ or 10″ miter saw, cut one side, flip the board, and cut the bottom size, then sand to smoothen the cuts. You can use cork or felt pads to protect the floor from scratches. Then, notch out the stretcher joint.

You should practice this step on a scrap or ask your home store to cut the boards for you. The final notch should be 4″ long and 1 1/2″ deep

  • Step 2: Notch out the stretchers supports

Cut 2 2x4s to 34″ to make the stretcher supports.

Use the same technique as step 1 to cut and notch out the stretchers at the middle of the board. The final size is also 4″ long and 1 1/2″ deep.

Next, attach the stretcher to the legs, then drill and use 3″ screws to attach both ends of the stretcher.

  • Step 3: Short aprons

Cut 2 2x4s to 27″ to make the short apron.

Add the top aprons with 1 1/2″ pocket hole and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws. Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes on the aprons’ insides for attaching the tabletop later. Each end apron should have 3 drilled holes.

  • Step 4: Table frame

Cut 2 2x4s to 67″ to be the long aprons

Attach the 2 long aprons and 2 ends together to form the table frame.

Then use 1 1/2″ pocket holes on the aprons’ insides for attaching the tabletop. There should be 5 holes per long apron.

  • Step 5: Stretcher

Cut 1 2×4 to 74″ to make the stretcher, then attach it to the stretcher supports. Use pocket holes underneath on both sides to hold it in place.

  • Step 6: Join the boards

Cut 4 2×8 to 70 1/2″x70 1/4″ and 1 2×10 to 70 1/2″x9 1/4″ to make the tabletop planks.

Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes along one edge, each hole should be 8 to 12″ apart from the other.

Then, start from the 70 1/2″x9 0 1/4″ as the center plank, then attach 2 adjacent boards together using 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and glue.

  • Step 7: Finish the tabletop

Measure and cut the breadboards to fit the width of the table, then drill the pocket holes and attach the breadboards to the tabletop using pocket hole screws and glue.

Next, measure and drill 1 1/2″ pocket hole and 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws under both tabletops for attaching the tabletop to the base. There should be 5 pocket holes as well.

  • Step 8: Finish the table

Now all you have to do is attach the base to the tabletop through the previously drilled pocket holes with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

  • Finishing instruction

Fill any hole with wood filler. If needed, you should apply additional wood flier coats, then wait for everything to dry.

Once it is ready, use the 120-grit sandpaper to sand the table in the direction of the wood, then vacuum wood residue and clean up the table using clothes.

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