My growing family was in need of a bigger table so this table and bench were made as a birthday present for my wife. We like the farmhouse look and these plans are a great template to follow. I made quite a few modifications to get my desired look. I wanted a more durable wood than pine for the table top so I used hard maple and eliminated the breadboard ends. The maple essentially tripled the cost of the project, but I think its worth it in the end. I decided not to do the bottom runner so seating could be placed on the ends. The table is also only 72" to fit better in my dining area. All of the joints were assembled using pocket screws and glue. I also added several cross supports on the underside. Overall I'm happy with how it turned out.
Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Maple table top, Douglas fir/Pine base
Minwax weathered oak with fast drying polyurethane satin finish
Recommended Skill Level