Build a Farmhouse Dining Table
Build your own rustic farmhouse dining table for around $100 with these easy beginner-friendly woodworking plans! This simple trestle base DIY farmhouse table is perfect for a modern farmhouse dining room.
See more of our favorite DIY farmhouse furniture here and shop our picks for stylish dining chairs here.
DIY Farmhouse Dining Table
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Get the printable farmhouse dining table plans HERE
Who doesn’t love a rustic farmhouse dining table?
When I spotted this beautiful table made of reclaimed wood from old bridges in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine, it was love at first sight!
I couldn’t wait to fly over here from A Piece of Rainbow to share with you how easy it is to build this lovely farmhouse dining table ourselves!
This farmhouse dining table features a breadboard tabletop and simple trestle style leg and base with a stretcher between ends.
Paired with mid-century Eames style chairs and armchair, it’s perfect for a modern farmhouse dining room like this open kitchen!
(Be sure to check out our 40 favorite dining chairs here to find the chairs that fits your style and budget.)
Related Reading: Get The Look: Fixer Upper Farmhouse Dining Room Decorating Tips
How to Build a Farmhouse Dining Table
This beginner-friendly farmhouse dining table can be built in a weekend and for around $100 in materials, thanks to our simplified woodworking plans! Purchase the plans here.
The printable farmhouse dining table plans include a full supply list, detailed cut list, and assembly instructions.
Materials and Tools
To keep this farmhouse dining table affordable and easy to build, it requires only 4×4, 2×4, and 2×6 boards! (Get the detailed materials list in the printable plans here.)
In addition to the lumber, you’ll need:
Please follow good practices to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of clutter or debris. Always use straight boards (tips here). And remember to check for square after each step!
Measuring at 78” long by 38 1/2” wide, this farmhouse table can comfortably seat 6 people. If you have a bigger party, it can seat 8 people as well!
Overall dimensions: 78” L x 38 ½” W x 30” H
Related Reading: Tips for a Modern Farmhouse Dining Room on a Budget
The slightly tapered trestle legs are easy to build while giving the table a really nice shape beyond the traditional 90-degree square. Those small details make a difference!
After building your dining table, you can either paint it with your favorite paint colors, or finish it with oil or stain!
For a beautiful weathered farmhouse stain, see how Amy layered several stains on this octagon coffee table.
You could also make your own DIY wood stain or use our favorite color washing stain technique to stain wood any color! (Colorwashing also works great to adjust the tone of a stain, like we did here on our Dutch barn door baby gate.)
Give your tabletop a faux reclaimed wood stain with this technique (including how to waterproof a wood work surface!)
See more tips for building and finishing a farmhouse dining table in additional tutorials here, here, and here.
If you want to swing by and visit me, here are a few really fun home projects you might enjoy:
transfer images to wood & make gorgeous crates | stenciled wood floor mat with free template | coffee bean bag ottoman | 7 ways to make super effective, low cost and all natural wood stains
And our previous project here together: Make a pallet charging station!
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Published 11 Aug 2015 // Last updated 13 Oct 2020