Farmhouse Table

Since I am in the middle of a divorce, my ex- took my dining room furniture. I decided instead of buying something new, or getting a hand me down, I would build a new table. The wood top was made of 3 wood planks from my sister in laws hardwood flooring leftovers. It was sooo fun to make this. The stain was a mix of Minwax Providence and Ebony 3 to 1 mix appx. I did not add the bottom wood piece, as I did not think it needed it, it is plenty strong without it. I am working on the bench and chairs now. This has been by far my most fulfilling project ever. Enjoy!

Estimated Cost
$100 for stain, trim, poly etc. I had a lot of the wood, not the breadboards
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Maple top, pine sides
Finish Used
2 coat mix of Minwax Providence and Ebony (3 parts to one part)
4 coats Polysealant

Recommended Skill Level



Tue, 04/24/2012 - 09:55

I think you came up with a great solution to your dining room problem. As a victim of the "ex furniture snatch" myself, I also decided to build my own instead of buying. It was quite the confidence boost! Love the table with the wider boards. I also didn't use a stretcher for my Farmhouse Table, and it's held up perfectly for over a year now.


Thu, 09/27/2012 - 08:38

I am looking to do the same design with the larger boards in the middle. What size are the boards running vertically on the ends? 1 x 6?


Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:59

I love the table you built thanksgiving day my table went
awol, so I need to get going on your design. P. S. I'm lipstick, sawdust, n wheelchair.

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