4x4 Truss Table--for big family

Submitted by Rasalhague on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:58

This is the third time I've used Ana White's plans--and while each has been solid and doable, I think I'm getting better.  This project was based on Ana's amazing 4x4 Truss Table, and enlarged according to DIY Pete's 2x10 version.  The final tabletop dimension is 87"x46" using 5-wide 2x10s.  I added cross struts centered under the tabletop so that boards 2 and 4 are screwed to their neighbors as well as braced from beneath.  

Pocket screws throughout, except the diagonal braces which are held together with 1/4"x6" countersunk wood screws.  

Solid, tasteful, and built to last--my family wants to spend time around the table in ways they did not before.  Ana's awesome!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
MinWax Red Mahogany Stain throughout with two coats of MinWax Semi-Gloss polyurethane on the benches and tabletop. 
Recommended Skill Level