How to Make Your Own Farmhouse Table!

Sherre M
by Sherre M
I've been wanting a farmhouse table for as long as I can remember but have you seen the price tag on these beauties! So I talked my husband into making me one, he got the plans off the internet, it gives the measurements & the how to's & then you can just give it your own special touches!
All framed up!
Next was putting the top together, all the instruction of how to do this is listed on Ana Whites farmhouse table, DIY We stained with min-wax early American, then three coats of polyurethane.
Here's a few picture's of our finished table! The base we painted with yellow chalk paint then glazed with a dark brown wax. He also built a bench & we took a piece of foam & upholstered with a blue chevron pattern.
We added a few embellishments we painted blue, I love the cute detail it gave the table!
The two chairs we purchased at a restore for $25.00 & I painted blue then glazed with clear wax with just a splash of yellow, then I just took a little sand paper to age a little.
A litter closer view of some of the details.
All the farmhouse table's I had looked at for sale were around $2000 or more, the total cost for our table....are ya ready for this? ...$275 WHOOHOO!!!!
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  • Will Will on Sep 01, 2016
    Where can I find the dimensions or cut lumber plans? And what is chalk painting with a polyurethane finish? I like the finish but have not heard of how to do it. I would also agree with another person--do not use pressure treated lumber. It takes about six months for the PT lumber to dry completely and it is considered somewhat toxic.
  • Anne Marie Perry Anne Marie Perry on May 11, 2017

    Where do I find the reclaimed wood

  • Debra Debra on Oct 14, 2017

    What would you charge someone that is willing to pay you to do one for them?

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  • Dan Dan on Jul 22, 2019

    Just an FYI to all followers... It is not necessary to use pressure treated 4x4 posts for the legs. This table is for indoor use. It is dangerous to use pressure treated wood inside your home. The chemicals used to treat the wood are toxic and can cause allergic reaction in some children, pets and adults. Anyone wishing to build one of these tables should use 4x4 posts (untreated) Most lumberyards have 4x4 douglas fir or 4x4 pine posts available.

  • Tim Foster Tim Foster on Sep 28, 2020

    Lumber mills stopped using the poisonous pressure treated products (CCA) back in 2003. The modern stuff is EPP-certified to be safe to use around plants and animals. Google "Yellawood pressure treated wood".