farm table woodworking plans
30″ High x 66″ long x 32″ wide (approximate)
6 – 2×6 boards (make sure these boards are VERY straight)
5 – 2×2 board (under tabletop supports)
2 – 2×4 boards
2 1/2″ wood screws
Sandpaper, ranging from coarse to fine
Stain or Paint
Rags (I use old socks)
120 grit sandpaper
A) 4 – 2×6 cut at 30″ (Legs)
B) 2 – 2×2 cut at 33″ (Inside End Supports)
C) 2 – 2×4 @ 63″ (Side Apron)
D) 2 – 2×4 @ 25″ (End Apron)
E) 7 – 2×2 cut at 33″ (Under tabletop supports)
F) 6 – 2×6 cut at 63″ (Tabletop pieces)
It is very important that you measure the width of your boards and make sure they are 5 1/2″ wide (tabletop boards) otherwise, your aprons could be short or long. That way you can adjust your aprons as necessary.
Start by taking 2 of the leg pieces, A and marking 1 1/2″ down from the top, and 1 1/2″ in from the outer edge. Then screw one of B, the outside end support, to the two legs as shown above. Do the same for the other set of legs.
Now add the side aprons, C, as shown above, screwing into the end support, B. Also, screw through the outside of A, the legs, into the end edges of C, the side apron. Now is a good time to check for square.
Now add the end aprons, D, screwing into B, the end supports. Again, check for square.
Measure down 1 1/2″ down from the top of the side apron, and mark all the way down the length of the apron. This will be the top side of the tabletop support pieces, E. Then mark every 6″ and place a board E, keeping the top edge 1 1/2″ below the top of the table, as shown above. Do not worry about the last support piece not being exactly 6″ from the end – this does not matter. Make sure your project is square.
Begin placing the tabletop pieces on the support frame, as shown above. Mark the boards at the ends, 3/4″ from the end, and one mark at 1″, 2 3/4″, and 4 1/2″. These will be your screw patterns. This is demonstrated below. Mark and predrill the both ends of all pieces F as shown below. Then screw in each tabletop piece on the ends through the predrilled holes.
Screw pattern for the tabletop pieces shown above.
Flip the table over on it’s top and predril through all the 2×2 support pieces, drilling two holes per tabletop piece, per support piece. You will drill a total of 108 holes. Screw the top to the 2×2 support pieces through the predrilled holes.
Fill holes with putty and finish as desired. If you are staining the table, you may wish to fill the screw holes after staining, as wood putty does not stain the same color as natural wood.