***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.


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!


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

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    1. ⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?

      I built my own using the plans at www. WoodworkPlans.info – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. WoodworkPlans.info if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


  1. We currently have a sheet of plywood screwed to our table to make it bigger and I think this would be a good replacement! lol

    I do have a question for you and even though it was already asked, I would like a bit more info (for if/when my husband says this won’t work for us *wink*). We have 7 children and with those 7 children come many messes at the table (as you can imagine!). While I don’t want large gaps like a picnic table (for the food/liquid gets to the floor anyway), I also need something that will wipe up easily without food particles and liquid getting trapped in the groves, You mentioned you didn’t round your edges, so did you tongue and groove them or butt them up together and glue them? I one of your pictures, I can see gaps around the edge pieces and the middle piece. Have you found that food and liquid is finding it’s way into these gaps? Are they easy to clean out? Do you think filling them with wood filler be a good choice to help fill the?

    I know this seems silly, but I used to have a table that had a groove around the edges, about 4″ or so from the outer edge, and it was impossible to keep food particles out of it! While I love the look of this table, I don’t want the time, effort and money put into this if it will be unclean-able like the affor mentioned table.

    Thanks for your input!

    1. My mom had a table with a crack all the way around that crumbs were always stuck in. She ended up sanding the table, putting wood putty in the crack, then putting 2 coats of Polyshades on it to refresh the table. (It was probably 10 years old.) It looks new, and now there is no crack to catch food.

    2. If you like the LOOK of the cracks, just not the food collection, you can use a very dark wood filler in the cracks. (Try mixing a bit of your stain with the wood filler.) Stain your wood, then fill the cracks with the dark filler. Now a light sanding to smooth the filler even with the table… and at the same time give the whole table that rustic look! With kids, I’d follow that with multiple coats of poly to make wiping up a breeze.

  2. this table is amazing and exactly what I have been looking for! I’ve been keeping up with your blog and this table is perfect for my hubby to build! Thank you so much.
    Question – think you’ll do a matching bench???? I would love one 😉

  3. I am so stinking jealous of this table!!!!!!!! I still love the other table you did a while ago. GRRRR. I’m jealous – not even going to lie!! I have a question though, do you custom build your benches/chairs for the seats too?

    1. LOL! Thank you:). I am opting for two benches right now… Plans soon. I would love a set of parsons chairs but not ready to splurge right now with my kids being so young still;)
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      1. I am so jealous of this darn table I could cry!!! I recently made the decision that I really really really want to build my furniture. Right now I only have a leveler and a drill so that won’t get me very far lol I bet you can guess what I am asking for for Christmas though! I can’t wait to see the benches!

        1. Oh you will get so addicted after the first build! The tools really pay for themselves with the first big piece of furniture. Just look at this table for example! I saved over $1,000! That’s a lot of tools;)). Get the main stuff first and then add the fluff tools as you go:))
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          1. That sounds like a plan to me! I just feel like you can spend so much money on something that isn’t even real wood, or something that isn’t made in America. (I try to get things made in the good ‘ol USA if I can, but it can be pricey-er.) I have been looking at various blogs like yours for a while now and I do feel like it’s something I really want to do. You’re my inspiration! =] (and Ana White…)

  4. I keep telling my husband that if he happens upon some tools, I have no shortage of projects for him to start working on. He said he needs a hobby, and I think this table would be a good place to start!

  5. Absolutely lovely! We have been looking at farm house tables to build one for our house as well. they only question we have is with using the 2X4s for the top will food get stuck in the cracks? I don’t want to have to get out my butter knife after every dinner and scrape out the cracks. Thanks for the plans and idea!

    1. Thank you:). The top is planked with 1×6 boards and they aren’t rounded. I don’t think that would be a problem at all. I also have a coffee table planked with 1×6 and I haven’t had any problems:)
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  6. I adore this table, my husband and I have been looking for a new table for our family, we just had a baby so we have 4 kids and us that need to be able to fit at the table, plus we always have huge family gathering at our house. I hate looking in the stores because table I like I dont want to pay for knowing that my little ones will most likely scratch it or something, and most stores in my area don’t have sturdy tables that will last which is what i want..I am hoping to be able to talk my husband into letting me try this, he is always in favor of saving money and I think he will love this table. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Great job! I recently got a great free table base from Craig’s list, it has no top, so I am planning to build one. I was a bit intimidated by the prospect, but you have inspired me to actually do it! I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours!

  8. This is just gorgeous. I’m curious as to what you will be using for seating with it. Bench or chairs or both?

  9. This is amazing! Can you tell me what kind of wood you used? I live in California and when I price out pine it is SOOO expensive. It would cost about $500-600 to make that table out of pine here.

    1. I used the cheapest 2x’s (no more than $4 for the 2×8’s) and the 1×6’s were white wood and run about $4 each as well. The only select pine I purchased was for the 1×3 and 1×2 simply because my hardware store does not carry a cheaper product. Those were about $7 each. Hope this helps!

        1. Spruce – Pine – Douglas Fir are all very close to the same thing. 2×4’s and other framing lumber you find at the big box stores are all made from one of these 3 types of trees and can be used interchangeably.