DIY Farmhouse Table & Bench

$400
1 Week
Medium

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.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
Here is the finished table & benches. Follow along to see how we built it.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
The table legs are notched and held together with dowels. It looks fancy, and is a lot less work than you would think!
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
The most labor intensive step is doing all the sanding! The more you sand, the better your finish will be in the end.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
Two coats of Minwax Jacobean stain were used for a deep rich color.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
Matching benches were designed to fit right under the table for a seamless fit.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
The benches were assembled similarly to the table with some Kreg pocket holes and glue
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
When the table is not in use, the benches are out of the way.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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.
diy farmhouse table bench, diy, home decor, how to, living room ideas, painted furniture, woodworking projects
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.

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
Fake It Until You Make It! 27 Creative Hacks for High-End Looks
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
The 15 Coolest Ways to Reuse Pipes in Your Home Decor
15 Quick and Easy Gift Ideas Using Buttons
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
18 Fun Ways To Add Glitter To Your Home Decor
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
15 Fabulous Fire Pits For Your Backyard
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
Turn Your Old Junk Into The Perfect Home For Your Plants
13 Spectacular Ways To Display Your House Number
Kristen @ Storefront Life

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

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!

Join the conversation

2 of 16 comments
  • Diena Cameron
    on Jan 7, 2017

    Beautiful, i love the warm color of the Minwax stain and the portability of the set. Great job and very easy tutorial. Thank you ! By the way you did such a great job on sanding, smooth as a baby's bottom (.

  • Joanie
    on Mar 21, 2019

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

Your comment...