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DIY Dining Table ~ Triple Pedestal Farmhouse

***I have completed the matching benches to this table and you can get the plans for the benches HERE!***

Happy Friday!  Holy moly, I am so excited to share my latest build with you!  I had to take a break from all the Christmas posts to share my new farmhouse table because I just couldn’t wait!

I got the inspiration from a beautiful table that I saw while I was out shopping.  There is no way I could have a $1,000 (plus shipping and tax) dining table in our home with 2 boys and a toddlerWinking smile  So, as always, I enlisted the help of our very sweet and talented friend, Ana White!  She nailed it and after her awesome plans and my elbow grease, I now have a ridiculously gorgeous, expensive-looking, grand dining table and it only cost me $125!  I know, insane!

I have shared the steps I took and the tips I learned as I went.  This was not challenging at all and it took me about 10 hours of work from cutting the wood to applying the finish!

Find Ana’s plans HERE!

Let’s start with the legs:

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A little Gorilla Glue Wood Glue goes a long way!

Easy enoughWinking smile  Now let’s build the bases:

I used my Kobalt sliding compound miter to make the mitered cuts.

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Time to put these babies together!

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Adding the decorative arcs:

how to cut with a jig sawsanding arcsattaching arcs

I love my cordless 18-volt Ryobi jig saw.  This step may seem intimidating but it is very simple!  Just draw an arc on each piece and follow with the jig saw.  I use my Ryobi cordless sander to sand away any jagged cuts.

Now for the table top:

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table top finished

I constructed the entire table top with my Kreg Jig®, Gorilla Glue and my cordless Ryobi brad nailer.

On to the finish:

Rust-Oleum Early American

I picked my favorite, Rust-Oleum Early American stain, to stain this table.  I applied one-coat with a bristle brush and wiped away after 5 minutes.  Tip: because this table is so big, I worked small areas at a time…i.e. legs first, one side of table top, etc.  I also stained the legs, runner and table top separately before attaching.

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I applied one-coat of Rust-oleum Ultimate Polyurethane (in Satin), with a bristle brush, to protect the finish.

***This table is 9 ft. and heavy (not a bad thingWinking smile)!  After the stain was dry, I brought the pieces in the house to assemble the table.  I chose to attach the table top to the legs before pushing the runner through and this worked great for us.  I also did not use wood glue to attach the table top to the legs (just wood screws) so that it can be disassembled and moved easily.***

That’s it!

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Who would have thought 2×4’s and pine boards could be so fancyWinking smile

Click HERE for the matching Bench Plans!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Ashley

I have added links to purchase items/tools I used in this post for your convenience!

Kreg Pocket Hole System

Ryobi Cordless Jig Saw

Ryobi Jig Saw

Kobalt Compound Sliding Miter Saw

Kobalt Sliding Miter

Gorilla Glue Wood Glue

Ryobi 18-Volt Drill

Ryobi Brad Nailer

112 Comments

  1. Daniel Irizarry on January 3, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Do you buy planed wood to the top? I’m concerned with making the table and then having it warp post-construction. If you didn’t buy planed wood, have you have any issues leveling any of these tables?

  2. Sue on February 27, 2019 at 5:26 am

    Thank you for the plans. I’m hoping to build two tables based on this design, on 8’ using and a 10’. I think the bases are beefy enough to support the 10’ table – do you have any thoughts or advise?

    Really appreciate your videos and how-to tips.

    Thank you.

  3. Stacystone on June 8, 2018 at 1:42 am

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  4. Randi Farnsworth on December 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I’m going to need to modify this to 90″ in length. Would 2 legs be ok, or do I need the 3rd for stability? I’m wondering if 3 legs at 90″ would look too smooshed. Thanks for your help!

  5. Billy Fain on September 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Did you secure the slider once you got it in place or is it just resting there??? And boy is that thing fun to slide in there!!! Didn’t think I would ever get it right!

  6. Mike Bonagura on September 3, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Hi! Love the table but lumber is the issue – Home Depot and lowes and all they really have is 1x’s. Where did you get all the 2x’s and are the pine? Please help! And thanks!!

    • Shanty2Chic on September 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

      We use the framing studs!

      • Mike Bonagura on September 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

        Ahhh ok thanks! Was driving myself nuts lol! Doug firs or just reg studs? Didn’t think they would take stain so well..

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