Remodelaholic | Build a Farmhouse Dining Table

Remodelaholic | Build a Farmhouse Dining Table

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DIY Farmhouse Dining Table

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Who doesn’t love a rustic farmhouse dining table?

When I spotted this beautiful table made of reclaimed wood from old bridges in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine, it was love at first sight!

image source: Better Homes and Gardens
photos: Edmund Barr

I couldn’t wait to fly over here from A Piece of Rainbow to share with you how easy it is to build this lovely farmhouse dining table ourselves!

This farmhouse dining table features a breadboard tabletop and simple trestle style leg and base with a stretcher between ends.

image source: Better Homes and Gardens   |  photos: Edmund Barr

Paired with mid-century Eames style chairs and armchair, it’s perfect for a modern farmhouse dining room like this open kitchen!

(Be sure to check out our 40 favorite dining chairs here to find the chairs that fits your style and budget.)

How to Build a Farmhouse Dining Table

This beginner-friendly farmhouse dining table can be built in a weekend and for around $100 in materials, thanks to our simplified woodworking plans! Purchase the plans here.

The printable farmhouse dining table plans include a full supply list, detailed cut list, and assembly instructions.

Materials and Tools

To keep this farmhouse dining table affordable and easy to build, it requires only 4×4, 2×4, and 2×6 boards! (Get the detailed materials list in the printable plans here.)

In addition to the lumber, you’ll need:

Please follow good practices to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of clutter or debris. Always use straight boards (tips here). And remember to check for square after each step!

Measuring at 78” long by 38 1/2” wide, this farmhouse table can comfortably seat 6 people. If you have a bigger party, it can seat 8 people as well!

Overall dimensions: 78” L x 38 ½” W x 30” H

The slightly tapered trestle legs are easy to build while giving the table a really nice shape beyond the traditional 90-degree square. Those small details make a difference!

After building your dining table, you can either paint it with your favorite paint colors, or finish it with oil or stain!

For a beautiful weathered farmhouse stain, see how Amy layered several stains on this octagon coffee table.

Give your tabletop a faux reclaimed wood stain with this technique (including how to waterproof a wood work surface!)

See more tips for building and finishing a farmhouse dining table in additional tutorials here, here, and here.

image source: Better Homes and Gardens
photos: Edmund Barr

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Published 11 Aug 2015 // Last updated 13 Oct 2020

Ananda is an artist and garden designer. Her work in landscape architecture and art led to many creative diy ideas and projects that she shares here at Remodelaholics and at her popular blog, A Piece Of Rainbow.

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