Learn how to build this DIY Farmhouse Dining Table for only $65 and just a few hand tools and free plans by Shanty2Chic!

How to Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Table

I am sooooo excited to share the newest Ana White plans with you guys today!  This is my very favorite build yet!

I have been in serious need for a hardwood outdoor table to seat my family of 7.  When we stumbled upon a beautiful, long farmhouse table from Anthropologie, I knew it was love at first sight.

Everything was perfect about this rustic dining table, except that $2,000 price tag. Ouch! That hurts to even write.  But… I knew who to call to help me make my own at a very small fraction of that cost!

Here is our knock off version…

DIY Dining Table

I will share a few pics from my dining room table build, and you can checkout the full set of plans for this table HERE on Ana’s site!

Let me start with price….

$65 and all built with pine framing lumber!

How great is that??  It was a super easy piece of furniture to build as well.

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

I used Gorilla Wood Glue and deck screws for most of the construction! 😉

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

I also used my Kreg Jig® on a few parts!

For those of you on the fence about finally purchasing one of these, go for it!  This tool is AMAZING, and has been life changing for me!  It has enabled me to furnish my entire home for very little cost.  It’s a small investment with a HUGE return.  You will thank us!  I suggest getting them from Amazon!  Ash and I are Amazon junkies… Best prices and free shipping… WIN WIN!  Here is a link to the model Ash and I use below!

That kit is really everything you will ever need, other than screws as you run low!

DIY Dining Table

I LOVE, LOVE the results and the price for this solid wood table!! This table can be modified to an outdoor table by just spacing your top boards a bit more apart.

To finish it off, I stained the whole thing with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut. This is definitely one of our top picks for stain! It adds a good warmth and rustic feel and compliments a wide variety of interior design style.

Rust-Oleum-Dark-Walnut Stain

To protect that, I added two coats of Spar Varnish on the table top.

RustOleum Spar Varnish

Want to see a few more pics?? Yah.. Me too! 😉

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table budget plans

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

What do you think??

Did I mention $65???

Yah… I think the price makes me love it even more!

If you do love it, I would SO appreciate some PINS and shares below!

Make sure to check out the full plans for this $65 table on Ana’s site HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


DIY Dining Table

What do you think? Did I mention it was $65? I think the price makes me love it even more!

Seating capacity will hold 6 dining chairs.

If you do love it, I would so appreciate some pins and shares below!

Make sure to check out the full plans for this $65 table on  Ana’s site HERE!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Free plans for the matching benches coming soon!

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    1. ⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?⭐?

      I LOVE the table I built, but I used a different plan that’s a bit better than the one on this website. I’m obsessed with mine! 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. I used 2” screws and went from the top down into the base. I filled my holes after and you wouldn’t even guess there’s screws there.

    1. Thanks Danielle!
      I used a semi-transparent outdoor stain tinted to a color called espresso. Found it at Lowe’s!

  1. Seriously…. Love, love. I saw it already pinned on pinterest and I hurried over to my Flipboard to see it! Amazing as always.


  3. Oh my, I really like this table, alot! I would even like it for an indoor table. Great job on building it!!! I also really liked your family/picture blocks that you posted…they are awesome and on my list for next project. Keep up the great work, yours and ana’s projects are so inspiring.

  4. Love love love! This looks like my 40th birthday present! Great job! Did you use pressure treated wood?

    1. We have a large covered patio. I decided to use plain old pine. I did use an outdoor stain/sealant in one to finish it off. Hope this helps!

      1. So….. if you were making this to go in an uncovered patio, would you still use the ordinary pine? P.s. love it and the price tag !!!!

  5. As always you did a fantastic job! I honestly don’t know how you find the time to do so much building and be a Mom, too! You go girl!

    1. How brilliant!!! I may have to try this one myself, maybe even I can do this! xo
      Thanks for sharing!