Modified Farmhouse Table

Submitted by imlewer on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 08:05

Inspired by the Farm House table plans. I scored a bunch of old reclaimed barn wood from a friend of mine and decided it would make a perfect table top. I finished our basement and we moved our living room downstairs as planned. Which left us with a very large and very vacant room in the front of our house (14' x 21'). We had always planed to turn this into our dining room when the basement was done since we have no other formal dining space in the house. So this was the first piece of many to be build and placed in the room.

The table is 9ft long and the top is 7/4 thick oak floor boards. I took them down to a local cabinet shop and they jointed the edges, planed the top and bottom, glued them up and cut them down to 9ft (started at 12') for $50. Best $50 ever spent. I live close to Amish country so there are a lot of wood suppliers locally, I found a guy who sells stairway newels and all kinds of posts at super low costs. I picked up all for of my legs for $10 a piece. The exact same post was $33 at my Menards. I just trimmed them up to size and was good to go. I had the same cabinet shop mill the lumber for the aprons and stretcher as well. Its all 1" thick maple with a nice little rabbit cut in the long aprons to act as a ledge for my cross supports. To finish up the legs I added some 4" baseboard to thicken up the look of the bottom legs.

I'm super pleased with how it turned out and so is my wife, which is all that really matters anyway. Next up, entry way bench, 8 Parsons chairs and a steel pipe buffet...

Estimated Cost
$170 (including all supplies and poly)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Maple + Reclaimed Barn Oak
Finish Used
Satin Water Based Poly (4 coats)
Recommended Skill Level


Michelle Caudle (not verified)

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:29

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Michelle Caudle (not verified)

Wed, 04/11/2012 - 09:30

It's gorgeous!!!


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:51

Do you mind sharing with me where you are located? It's not too often people speak of "Amish Country" so I wondered if you are in Central Ohio? If yes, I NEED to know where you go those legs for so cheap! Thanks!


Wed, 04/11/2012 - 11:10

I actually live in Massillon, Akron-Canton area. The guy with the posts is right outside of winesburg. I have his business card at home and I'll send you the info when I get home. Its at this little flea-market pole building area. Its publicly open from I think May-Oct, but if you call him he'll meet you there by appointment. He had a ton of stuff. Mine we some of the most "expensive" since they were like 5ft tall before I cut them down.

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