DIY Farmhouse Table

4 Materials
8 Hours

Supplies you’ll need:

  1. Four Table Legs – 2.25″ x 2.25″ cut to 22″. We used a 1x8 and ripped it down 3 times to get 2.25” pieces.
  2. Two Long Stretchers – 1×4″ cut to 38”
  3. Two Short Stretchers – 1×4″ cut to 15″
  4. Two Cross Section – 1×4″ measured to fit
  5. Three Top Planks – 1×10″ cut to 47”
  6. Wood glue
  7. White spray paint
  8. Oil based stain-Jacobean. I would use a lighter stain-this appeared a lot darker than the example we were following
  9. Poly

Total: $166 from Lowe’s

We used wood that was already primed but you wouldn't have to. Just saves a little bit of time on painting


  1. Table saw
  2. Miter saw
  3. Rag or foam brush (for stain)
  4. Orbital sander or regular palm sander with 80, 220, and 320 grit paper
  5. Clamps
  6. Drill
  7. Kreg jig (helps drill holes at right angle for screws to secure everything together)

First, you need to get all of these materials I mentioned. Then you cut the pieces down to the measurements that I mentioned above.

We started with gluing the ripped pieces together for table legs.

Once those were dry we sanded down smooth but kept the square edges to keep that farmhouse look.

the 1x4 cross pieces were then cut and attached to the legs using the kreg jig to make the main frame. The 3 top planks were sanded down and stained before being attached to the frame. We recommend painting the frame before attaching the planks. We did about 3 coats.

Once the planks were attached with used clear satin poly to coat the top of the table. We did 4 coats.

We found this link on Pinterest to help us build it!

Gluing the legs together with a clamp!

Attaching the top of the table to the base with the kreg jig.

This was after we stained the top of the table and next is poly.

The boys were pretty happy with it.

Suggested materials:
  • Wood   (Lowes)
  • Stain   (Lowes)
  • Poly   (Lowes)
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