Square Farmhouse Table

Submitted by blawson972 on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 14:50

This was my first project! We just bought a house and have no furniture except a mattress on the floor! But soon, we will have a home full of custom built furniture :)

I modified this plan quite a bit so it would fit in my space better. My husband really wanted a square table, so I came up with this one based on the farmhouse table. I changed the table top pieces to 2x10’s simply because I like how they look. It took me quite a while because I wanted the top to be super smooth with minimal gaps between the boards, so I ran the boards through a planer quite a few times until they were perfectly flat. Also, since it is square and smaller, we didn’t need the support beam along the middle.

I really wanted chairs that matched the table, so I ordered chairs that were unfinished and stained them to match the table. This took FOREVER and they were a little expensive, but they turned out great! We also got 2 barstools that match.

Like any other project, the finishing took the longest. I sanded for what felt like 20 years, then stained and poly’d for another 10. I am pretty happy with it considering it was my first try!

Estimated Cost
$75.00 - table only
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
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Finish Used
I used Minwax Dark Walnut oil based stain for everything and finished with 2-3 coats of Minwax polyurethane in satin. I really didn’t want the table to be so shiny, but oh well! Looking back, I probably would have used polycrylic. It doesn’t protect as well, but it is much less shiny!
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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:21

I ordered them from a manufacturer in California called Maywood Shops, LLC. The chairs weren’t that expensive themselves because they are a wholesaler, but I had to pay around $175.00 to ship them!! After that, they were comparable to store-bought chairs.

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