DIY Farmhouse Table & Bench

1 Week

Friends of ours were moving into a long narrow condo, and needed a table & benches to fit their narrow space. We wanted to create skinny, yet still functional table with two benches that could slide under the table for storage. For less than $400 and a few weekends work, we were able to make custom, high end furniture that you can easily replicate at home.
Here is the finished table & benches. Follow along to see how we built it.
Our table plans were based on the Anna White Farmhouse table plans with a few tweaks. The finished table size is 8 feet long by 28 1/2" wide.
The table is built with 2x10 kiln dried pine for the top and spruce for the legs. The table is easily assembled with pocket holes and glue.
The table legs are notched and held together with dowels. It looks fancy, and is a lot less work than you would think!
The most labor intensive step is doing all the sanding! The more you sand, the better your finish will be in the end.
Two coats of Minwax Jacobean stain were used for a deep rich color.
Matching benches were designed to fit right under the table for a seamless fit.
The benches were assembled similarly to the table with some Kreg pocket holes and glue
When the table is not in use, the benches are out of the way.
The table & benches were assembled on site, to be able to fit in the condo's small elevator. They can easily be disassembled to move to a new home.
Perfect for entertaining! This project was completed in a few weekends for less than $400! See the blog for full project details, supply list and how-to.

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2 questions
  • Tony Serna
    on Sep 27, 2018

    Did you glue the tabletop boards together? What was the process?

  • Kate
    on Jan 2, 2019

    I would love to try the project but need a little more detail on how to donit please!

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  • Joanie
    on Mar 21, 2019

    This is a real beauty... ......congratulations!! I love wood and you surely picked out a pretty stain too!!

  • Nancy
    on Mar 31, 2020

    Love it! Well chosen simple design.

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