Build your own farmhouse style pedestal table with our free step by step plans for under $100 in materials.
This table features a farmhouse style 4x4 base, with a planked wood top. You can easily cut the top into a circle, or keep it square. We love this table in a breakfast nook, or as a family dining table.
- 5 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 4x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long (for framing out top)
- 1 1/4” and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws
- 4” or longer lag screws
- 2” or longer wood screws
- 2 - 1x4 @ 11 5/8”
- 1 - 1x4 @ 26 7/8”
- 2 - 1x4 @ 13 1/4”
- 1 - 1x4 @ 30”
- 1 - 4x4 @ 21 1/4”
- 8 - 4x4 @ 13” (longest point measurement, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square not parallel)
- 1 - 4x4 @ 36” (longest point measurement, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square not parallel)
- 2 - 4x4 @ 16 1/4” (longest point measurement, one end cut at 30 degrees off)
- 4 - 1x4 @ 5 1/4” (one end cut at 30 degrees off square, longest point measurement)
- 2 - 2x4 @ 14 1/4” (one end cut at 30 degrees off square, longest point measurement)
- 1 - 2x4 @ 32” (both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, longest point measurement, ends NOT parallel)
- TOP is cut to fit
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Start by building two Xs with your Kreg Jig
Then attach the Xs to the middle post - don't worry if things feel a little wobbly here, the X bracing will take care of that.
Add the X bracing.
To the base, add the 4x4s.
If you feel the base of this X isn't stable enough, you can throw a few countersunk screws in on the underside, or even a metal mending plate and screws - it'll be hidden.
The feet on the bottom of the table help the table rest on points (so it doesn't rock). Attach with brad nails and glue.
We also recommend felt pads to prevent floors from scratching.
Now back to the top, add the 2x4 X and that's the base done!
For the top you could simply place a premade tabletop on or just a square one, but we decided to try something a little different. Definitely cut these pieces as you go!
Then attach two portions to center 2x4s - measure and cut to fit
then measure and cut to fit the last 2x4 and add to center
Outside boards are 2x6 - frame with mitered corners.
Attach tabletop to base with screws
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.