Last month I posted how to give the farmhouse table a weathered finish. You can find the post here.
Since then, I received a couple of emails asking for the plans. I'm posting the plan below with two warnings - 1) I used a Kreg to screw the pieces together. So if you do not own a Kreg system, you may need to make a few modifications to secure the pieces. 2) Please note I used pressure treated legs on my table (a. I added so many layers of paint, stain and poly, and b. my children and animals are out of the nibble on everything in sight phase). I'm pretty sure if you have any concerns with yourself or animals or children you will want to go with the cedar 4" x 4" posts to avoid any possible issues with the chemical in the pressure treated wood.
Here is the finished piece today.
I also created a rustic narrow wood centerpiece. I've since filled with glasses and new fall decor. You can see that post here.
Farmhouse Table - Cut List:
4 - 4"x4" 30" legs (adjust to your needs)
5 - 2"x4" 36" side supports and under table support
3 - 2"x4" 60" side supports and lower center brace
4 - 2"x4" 12" bracing pieces cut on 45 degree angles
4 - 2"x12" 6' Long
2 - 2"x4" 36" to connect the top together and add extra support
|Use 2 2" kreg screws on each end of the 2x4 pieces and secure to the legs|
|Add the center support|
|Add the lower leg supports the same as the uppers. I set mine 5" up from the bottom. Adjust to your needs.|
|Add the center cross brace at the bottom. I didn't add one to mine, but if you plan on moving it often without the center suppot, it will not be as solid.|
|You may want to cut the top support pieces slightly smaller (1/8"-1/4") than the 36" to give yourself a bit of wiggle room to fit the completed top onto the base. I attached the top on the ground, but that's just how I wanted to do it.|
|Add the cross brace pieces. This is what you will screw 2.5" screws through to secure the frame to the top and to add extra strength to the legs.|
|Grab a friend and throw the top into place. Attach the top on the braces.|
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Thrifty Decor Chick