Farm house table based on "Rustic Table" plans

Submitted by timmoore2 on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:47

This was my first big project, so I opted to use these simple plans. I ended up making some changes on the fly at the lumber yard by switching the 2x4 legs out with 4x4s and the 1x10 top slats with 2x10s for added solidity. I also had to adjust the length of the table from 8' to 6' in order to fit into our dining nook. We painted the legs and skirts with Behr Anonymous Gray and the table top with Minwax Mission Oak Polyshades. We decided to use the 2 in 1 stain in the interest of time (needed to be done by Thanksgiving). The 2 in 1 didn't come out as well as I would've liked, but all in all it adds to the rustic feel of the table.... not to mention the process was an absolute breeze. The simplicity of the plans allowed me to make numerous easy adjustments to customize the table to our needs/wants.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$105
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Douglas Fir, Cedar
Finish Used
Two coats Behr Anonymous Grey paint on legs and skirts. One coat Minwax Mission Oak PolyShades 2 in 1 stain on tabletop.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner