Hybrid Farmhouse / Trestle Table, bench, chairs

I spent a lot of time looking at photos that my wife tagged on pinterest, most from builders who frequent Ana's site.  I learned a lot just from looking.

I stole particular ideas from Ana, Tommie and Ellie, and another site that I can't find right now, but they really did the trestle / farmhouse hybrid idea first and I just modified their idea a bit.  If anyone has seen their site, please remind me so I can give credit where it is due!

I didn't really use a plan other than having a general idea of what I wanted the size of the table to be.  I believe it came out to about 102" x 44"

I built 6 chairs and the bench.

All is built out of construction grade lumber, and gets lots of compliments.


The table came together in a solid weekend, the bench took a couple of evenings, and the chairs...those chairs took forever to cut out, shape, assemble, and finish.

Estimated Cost
About $400, including purchasing a couple of jigs, but I had a lot of stuff "laying around"
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Minwax English Chestnut and about 8 coats of satin lacquer. Steel wool between coats and finished with carnuba wax and buffed out.
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 02/02/2015 - 18:15

Wow these are so great! Beautifully built, and your finish looks flawless! You have a dining room that will last for generations! Love it!


Tue, 03/07/2023 - 12:47

Truly an inspiration for when we are to the point of building our table. Thank you for sharing.