Farmhouse Side Table

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Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:43
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Beginner farmhouse side table plans with X detailing.  Matches our Farmhouse Coffee Table and Farmhouse Console Table plans.

This collection is designed to be easier to build and less expensive than our very similar Rustic X Collection.

farmhouse end table

Reader submitted photo by MPJACOB08 is the smaller version of this end table.

For video and more details please read through our very similar Farmhouse Coffee Table tutorial.  Most of the steps are the same, just different cut lengths.

farmhouse side table dimensions
Two different sizes are available in this plan. Dimensions are shown in diagram.


Shopping List

Shopping List for Large Farmhouse Coffee Table

  • 1 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
  • 3 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
  • 3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
  • About 70 2-1/2" long self tapping wood screws

Shopping List for Small Farmhouse Coffee Table

  • 1 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
  • About 60 2-1/2" long self tapping wood screws
Cut List

Cut List for Large Farmhouse Coffee Table

  • 4 - 2x4 @ 22-1/2" - legs
  • 6 - 2x6 @ 23-1/2" - bottom shelf and top aprons
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 32" - X detailing, still needs to be cut at an angle
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 18-1/2" - side aprons
  • 5 - 2x6 @ 27-1/2" - tabletop boards

Cut List for Small Farmhouse Coffee Table

  • 4 - 2x4 @ 20-1/2" - legs
  • 5 - 2x6 @ 18" - bottom shelf and top aprons
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 22" - X detailing, still needs to be cut at an angle
  • 4 - 2x2 @ 12-1/2" - side aprons
  • 4 - 2x6 @ 21-1/2" - tabletop
Cutting Instructions

Cut all boards with a compound miter saw (preferred) or use a circular saw and clamps.

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Attach legs to two of the 2x6 shelf boards with 2-1/2" screws, edges flush on top and outside.  Leave a 1-1/2" space underneath the bottom shelf (you can use a 2x board as a spacer underneath to get the height right).

Step 2

Add the X detailing to the legs.  Please see this post for more information on how to do this step.

Step 3

Attach 2x2 side aprons to the leg sets with glue and 2-1/2" self tapping wood screws.  Screws at an angle are best.

Step 4

Use 2-1/2" screws to attach the shelf boards to the 2x2 side trim boards.

Step 5

Lay out the tabletop boards, face down, on a flat surface.

Attach with 2-1/2" screws and glue from underside to the bases.



Wed, 03/11/2020 - 14:36

Are the cuts 52 degrees for the large version just like the coffee table? We had trouble with the 52 degrees on the coffee table because our saw only cuts up to 45 degrees 


Mon, 05/11/2020 - 11:23

Hi Ana! What are the angles of the X's for the small and large end tables? I completed the farmhouse coffee table project where the angles were 52 degrees in the instructions, but I can't seem to find them for the end tables. Thanks!


Sat, 07/04/2020 - 15:49

Ana; I made the Farmhouse Rustic table, now making the small end table. For the table, the x's were placed in the ends of the table after it was assembled. For the end table, directions say install the x's first, then put the frame tougher. Why the change? tks dan

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