Wowwwwww! How fun was that?!?!? Thank you to everyone who just tuned in to our two new episodes of Open Concept on HGTV! We decided that the first plan (of many more to come) to share with you guys should be the DIY Modern Farmhouse Table that we built for the Berry House! We have had so many requests for the plans, since we did built it live on Facebook, so of course, we can’t make y’all wait any longer for it! If you missed the live build you can see it HERE on our Facebook page.

DIY Modern Farmhouse Dining Table

DIY Modern Farmhouse Dining Table by Shanty2Chic


How do you like it?!?! It’s become a quick favorite of our tables!

Now for the build! This is an easy build with minimal steps – yay! If you are a newbie to building, this is a good table to tackle!

Here are the 5 tools you need to build it:

Table saw

Miter saw


Kreg Jig



You can click the image above or HERE to print the free plans!


I started with 4 of these furniture legs from Osborne. I used knotty pine and you can find them here! If you want to save money and have the tools, you can piece together scrap 2×4 boards to form a 5’x5′ leg.


To begin, I ripped the rounded edges off of every board. This is necessary for the planks on the table top because you want them to be 5″ – the exact width of the table legs. It’s also great to do this because it will create a smooth table top and you won’t have “crumb catchers” between each board. We also did this to the 2×3 apron pieces and supports because it gives a more high-end look (and it’s modern so the clean lines add to that style).

Kreg Jig K5

Make the cuts for the apron pieces first. Then drill two, 1 1/2″ pocket hole screws into the ends of each piece. You can find the Kreg Jig K5 on Amazon HERE. You can see our tutorial video, How to Use a Kreg Jig HERE!



Now, attach the apron pieces to the legs. You will put each piece 1 1/2″ down from the top of the table leg. This will give room for the planks on the top and allow the top of the legs to show. The apron piece is also centered on the leg.


Your table should look like this now!

kreg jig k5

Next, cut the cross supports and drill six, 1 1/2″ pocket holes into each board. You want these to fall around the center of each plank so, mark in 4 1/4″ from one end for the first pocket hole. Then, make one every 5 inches after that. You will see the holes on the top of the board but that’s ok! You won’t see them under the table 🙂 You will also put two 1 1/2″ pocket holes on each end of the supports.


Attach the supports to the outside apron pieces with wood glue and 2 1/2″ pocket screws.


You can eyeball the placement of the supports. Keep adding them until all 5 are attached.


Now for the top! Cut your outside planks first. Then, drill two 1 1/2 pocket holes on each end of the boards. Make sure the pocket holes are close to the edges of the board because the apron will rest between them.


Attach the outside planks with 2 1/2″ pocket holes. The edges of the plank should be flush with the edges of the table leg.


Your table should look like this now!


Add the remaining plank pieces and attach them with 2 1/2″ pocket screws and wood glue.

Now for the stain!


I mixed Varathane Ash and Varathane weathered gray stain – 50:50 ratio. To apply the stain, just wipe it on with a clean cloth, let it dry for about 5 minutes then wipe the stain with another clean cloth.


Ready for the finish 🙂


To protect the surface, I applied one coat of Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane in satin finish. Use a paint brush to apply.


That was IT! How easy is that?! If you want to find the other things you see in the this space you can click the links below!

Dining Chairs from Wayfair HERE

Chandelier from West Elm HERE

The mirrors on the wall can be found HERE

Hanging Basket on Wall from World Market HERE

Napkins from Anthropologie HERE

Napkin Rings from World Market HERE

White Dinner Plates from Target HERE

Round Salad Plate from Target HERE

Table Runner from World Market HERE

Woven Chargers from Hobby Lobby

Thank you so much, again, for tuning in to our show! If you missed it, we will keep you posted as soon as we find out when it will re-air!

Thank you guys!

Ashley and Whitney

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  1. Hi! I just heard about y’all and I’m literally obsessed. I’m having a hard time finding the video for this build. Can you help? I’ve searched everywhere!

  2. Hello. Thank you for all the inspiration. I have a stack of your plans saved as projects. Would it be a problem to make this table longer to accommodate more seating? I wasn’t sure if it would compromise the rigidity. Thank you!

  3. Did you make that several-plant holder? If so, instructions?? Or, if you bought it, can you share where? Thanks!

  4. Hi! The part # you have listed in the plans for the legs pulls up as a 29X3″ leg. Which is about $30 cheaper per leg but the wrong size. The correct part number for the 29×5 leg is 2290005000.

  5. Hi! Beatiful table! Do you have plans for some matching benches if I pich this model for my house? I like it much better that the other one. Or would the benches be the same but just smaller??

  6. Why did you add the ash to the weathered gray? Does that help lighten the stain? Is briarsmoke lighter or darker than this stain mixture?

      1. Thank you so much. Have you ever lightened the briar smoke at all, or do you not put as heavy as a coat to make it lighter? I love the color, and am working on this table, but just worried it will be a little to dark–dining room is charcoal gray. Thanks!

  7. In the process of building one of your tables and I am in need of a area rug. Love this one! Where was it purchased?

  8. I know I’m a few months late, but I love the wine racks you have with the standing wine bottles on the wall. Where did you get those?
    Thank you!

    1. The table legs are about $200. Here are the approximates on everything else:
      The 2 x 6 boards would be about $32.
      The 2 x 3s would be about $7
      Wood Preconditioner: $10
      Stain: $8
      Polyurethane: $18
      Pocket Screws: $6
      Sand Paper: $4

      Give or take, about $285.

      You could rip down 2 x 6s to make the legs as well and save about $190 on your build. It won’t look as cohesive, but you could have a beautiful table for under $100 if you went that route.

    1. Plans haven’t been posted yet but the rings to hold the plants are from Crate and Barrel

  9. I just love your show! You ladies are amazing and inspirational 🙂 I do have one question, have the winners from the recent giveaways been announced? I am dying to know!

  10. I noticed you said you used knotty pine for the legs but I don’t see any knots in the legs. Did you get clear ones because you were doing it for the show or is that typical?

  11. Just watched your show on HGTV ( I DVR’ed it!) and the live build for this table on FB. Loved it! I am going to try to tackle this as my first “major” build. In the plans ,the table top boards are attached to the aprons using brad nails and glue but on the live FB video you used pocket holes to attach. Does it matter either way? Is the pocket hole way better? Thanks! Shanty 2 Chic on Fleek!

    1. Whoops! I just fixed that. You definitely need to do the pocket holes like we did on the live build 🙂 sorry about that and thank you for watching :)))

  12. Had to work this morning! So I am half way through the 3rd episode!!! Great Job!! Cant wait for the rest of the plans to come out! I am adding a few of these pieces to my *to build list!!!!