2x4 Truss Style Farm Table

Submitted by Ana White on Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:47
Difficulty
Intermediate
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This indoor or outdoor farm table has beautiful truss styling and a solid wood construction.  You'll love the step by step plans.  Average cost to build is $100.

You can also build matching benches.

farm table outdoor painted white
farm table side view
pretty country outdoor dining set

We love the simple styling of this truss style table.  It's perfect for indoors or out.

For this table, we used 2x4s for the legs instead of 4x4s.  This makes the project easier to build and less expensive.  This table was built for about $100.

This table and bench set was built by Being Brook. Make sure you stop over and visit Brook for lots more photos and tips.

Dimensions
dimensions diagram for outdoor farm table
Dimensions are shown above.

Preparation

Shopping List

5 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long

7 – 2x6 @ stud length (92 5/8” long)

2 – 1x3 8 feet long

2 ½” self tapping wood screws

2” self tapping wood screws

Wood glue

Finishing supplies

Common Materials
Cut List
  • 2 – 2x4 @ 38 1/2"
  • 4 – 2x4 @ 27 3/8” – both ends beveled at 10 degrees off square, ends are parallel
  • 2 – 2x4 @ 36 ¼” – long point to long point, ends NOT parallel, cut at 10 degrees off square
  • 1 – 2x4 @ 62”
  • 1 – 2x4 @ 58”
  • 2 – 2x4 @ 30 3/8” - both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, ends ARE parallel to each other
  • 7 – 2x6 @ 92” long
  • 6 – 1x3 @ 17 1/2"
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Level
Drill Bit Set

Instructions

Step 1

Build two ends as shown above, exactly the same.

Step 2

The add stretcher.

Step 3

Followed by center support.

Step 4

And then the cross supports.

Step 5

Step 6

And then add these for keeping the boards straight and a little extra character.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth.

It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Comments

whitney_smith

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 13:36

I was just thinking we needed some pretty new table plans to drool over! Good job ladies.

Darin Molnar (not verified)

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 15:51

Why even bother with PDF plans if they never work? Good lord!

broncofan23 (not verified)

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 05:06

Darin,
There's no need to make such snide comment. If you don't like this site then don't use it. And if you're too much of a moron to figure out how to make your own PDF's then you deserve all the trouble you have.

Cherica (not verified)

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 12:33

With all that Ana does at no cost to any of us and you want complain about the PDF link not working? It's not like there aren't multiple options for obtaining the plans. If you must complain, find something more critical to complain about!

In reply to by Darin Molnar (not verified)

tracysmith

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 14:33

I can understand your frustration as many of the PDF links do not work and it's not fair to say that you are a moron because you don't know how to convert it to a PDF, not everyone knows how to do that. However, because it IS a free site and Ana IS amazing for giving us this knowledge base and teaches us new skill sets for nothing, maybe you could overlook the PDF links not working as I have and just enjoy what IS there? Just sayin'

To everyone else, lets be a little more tolerant. Not everyone knows how to do things like convert to PDF's. I don't, but I bet if I gave it a try I could figure it out. Let's not be critical if you want others to be the same way. Again, Just sayin' :-)

In reply to by Darin Molnar (not verified)

claydowling

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 17:39

Right click. Choose "Save Link As" Click OK or Save, whatever your browser presents. Problem solved.

Please be nice. Ana is being nice, and it's best to repay kindness with kindness.

In reply to by Darin Molnar (not verified)

jvcuenca

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 21:54

You can use your mouse to convert the web page to pdf. RIght click and then select convert to adobe pdf. Then save it your desktop.

donna

Tue, 04/24/2012 - 17:48

This table is beautiful I would love plans for the benches :-)