Are you ready to make a farmhouse table? This table is 7 ft long and seats 8. Let’s do this, friends!
Part I: The Materials and Cut List
?Lumber (5) 2x10x10′ (1) 2x12x10′ (4) 2x4x8′
(2) 4x4x8′-for the legs (1) box of 2.5″ screws
✂️Cut List (for 84″ table top)
- (5) 2×10’s cut to 61 1/4″
- (2) 2×12’s cut to 46 3/8″
- (Two) 2×4’s cut to 38 3/8″ (at a 45 degree angle)
- (2) 2×4’s cut to 76″ (at a 45 degree angle)
- All 4×4’s cut to 28.5″ each (for the legs)
Part 2: Farmhouse Table Instructions-
Cut the 5 middle pieces and lay side to side. Measure total width. Should be 46 3/8 but might vary based on straightness of wood. Cut your 2×12 end pieces to width of the 5 boards. Cut two 2x4s to 35 3/8″ and center them on 2×12 and ends of 2x10s on both sides. Secure with screws from underneath.
Cut two 2x4s to 76″ at a 45 degree miter, with 76″ being from outside miters. Center these 2x4s from the long ends of the table and butt them up to your 46 3/8 joiner 2x4s. These pieces act as your skirting on the long side. Cut two 2x4s at 38 3/8″ at a 45 degree miter and these become your end skirting. Toenail the mitered corners together with screws. Measure inside to inside of the long skirting and cut three 2x4s to length to use as equally spaced braces underneath. Secure them to each side of the long skirting 2x4s. Flip the table over and secure the tabletop down to all the bracing and skirting underneath. Use wood filler to putty screw holes. Use a mouse sander with 120 grit sandpaper to sand wood filler flush and tabletop to smoothness liking.
? Please note, on the table shown a few posts back we did not make the legs, we bought vintage sawhorses and used those. The 4×4’s from the materials list serve as very simple legs-but of course there are tons of other fun ideas out there! .