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Rustic Farmhouse Style Table Using Only 2 X 4s

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Everybody loves farmhouse style tables until you price them. Ouch! Take heart you can have your farmhouse style and still afford to eat cake at your new table. We built this table for under $100!
Time: 12 Hours Cost: $75 Difficulty: Medium
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
This entire table is assembled using only 2 x 4 s. Of course there all kinds of materials you could use but if you really want to keep the cost down 2 x 4 s are a great option.. This table measures 6' L X 31.5" W x 30" H. It will comfortably seat 6.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
We constructed a 3" x 3" laminated block style leg. This method allowed us to use one 2 x 4 for each leg at a cost of $2.37 each.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
This photo shows our table and bench legs clamped up to allow the glue to set up overnight.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
In this photo you can see our leg after we used a table saw to cut our laminate down to size. We used the miter saw to cut each one down to 28.5" in length.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
We inspected and laid out 9 boards to see which ones fit together best for our table top.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
We used our Kreg Jig mini tool to drill our pocket holes to get ready to join everything together.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
We like to use two scrap pieces of lumber and a clamp near the pocket hole when joining boards. This will insure you have a flat top when completed. Space your pocket holes as necessary for the size and type of wood used for your project
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
You will want to make an apron to transition the table top to the legs. Our apron measurements for this size table 22.25 and 63. You will have two pocket holes on the inside of each board end where it meets the leg. Space pocket holes as needed to secure the apron to the table top.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
Now you are ready to lay your legs and apron pieces out on the underneath side of your table top and begin joining.
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
We added 3, 24" cross members for extra stability
  • rustic farmhouse style table using only 2 x 4s, diy, painted furniture, rustic furniture, woodworking projects
If you would like to see our complete supply list, detailed photos including photos of the two matching benches and more instructions, please check our complete blog post.

To see more: http://www.thepurplehydrangea.net/our-first-2x4-project/

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