How to Easily Make a Cute DIY Square Farmhouse Table

by Chas
5 Materials
1 Day

Today, we'll show you how we made a DIY square farmhouse table. This coffee table is simple to make and doesn't require lots of equipment or skills. Let us show you what we did, step by step.

Applying glue to wooden boards

1. Glue boards together

We started off with four boards that were the same size. We glued them together using wood clamps. You can also choose to screw them together to accomplish the same thing.

How to make a square table

2. Add the end pieces

We added the first set of the end pieces. They had 45-degree angles cut at the tip of the small board right before it.

Square farmhouse table tutorial

3. Glue the final pieces

Lastly, we glued the final two pieces on. These also had 45-degree angles and so they fit together perfectly.

Making the table base

4. Make the table base

The table base was basically just a handful of 2x4s connected to the table legs with some screws.

Table legs
Connecting the table top to the base

5. Connect the top to the base

We connected the top to the base using wood screws.

Tip: we stained and painted the pieces first before we connected the two pieces together. It's so much easier to stain and paint the pieces, and then connect them.

DIY square farmhouse table
Painting the table legs white

6. Paint the table

We used white chalk paint for the base and legs, and a nice gray stain for the tabletop.

Finished square farmhouse coffee table

DIY square farmhouse table

We put the new table in a common area and added some nice seating. We loved how it turned out! What do you think?

Check out more of what we do on our Instagram page- riggs_builds

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  • Kathy Kathy on Sep 11, 2019

    Where did you buy table legs?

  • Mary Russell Mary Russell on Sep 05, 2020

    Ever thought about purchasing a biscuit cutter or a wood doweling jig?Either,or both would work well on this sort of situation.

  • Nicole N. Swartout Nicole N. Swartout on Jan 02, 2021

    Do you have actual plans for this to include a cut list?

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  • William William on Sep 19, 2019

    It's a beautiful table. Looks amazing. You do outstanding work. Following your Instagram.

  • Jamie Andrick Jamie Andrick on Mar 14, 2024

    Should have included photo's of the apron with Kreg Screw openings to let your viewers know how it was attached.. simply using screws won't make a stable strong table