9-Foot Farmhouse Table and Bench

Submitted by ehays216 on Sat, 12/14/2013 - 15:22

This was my second time building a farmhouse table and bench, and these were quite a bit longer than the first ones. Building with the extra length turned out to be more of a challenge than I expected, because it was harder to get the table top planks to be even all the way across and to fit perfectly together at the ends to attach the breadboards.

The table is nine feet long, so for extra support I fit two 2x4 boards horizontally between the two top aprons of the table. I distressed the wood some after assembling.

Estimated Cost
$240 including finish
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
dark walnut stain and satin weather-proofing varnish
Recommended Skill Level