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.

Comments

tisein (not verified)

Mon, 06/25/2012 - 18:50

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VH2012 (not verified)

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 17:38

Hi, Ana you are amazing and I love your site and thank you so much for offering so much to us. I have a silly question for this project. How is the table top 2x6s @ 92 inches attached to eachother to form the top. Thanks for any help on this.

BigSarg

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 13:11

maybe I missed it but what type of wood do you use on this? I am new to this but trying a few of these out. Want to make sure I use the right wood.

xmarcheeba

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:31

Are there plans for chairs that match this table/bench combo? I only want to make the one bench and have four chairs in the other places. I'm planning on making a modified version of this table. 6' long instead and 2x6's for the table top. This is a beautiful table and I can't wait to get started on it. I'll be using Annie Sloan's chalk paint for the base and the dark wax over the whole thing, leaving the wood grain on top. :)

James Groover

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:39

Kind of wish I had the Sketchup version of it, so I got really bored today and yesterday and got busy and made my own version for my files, Helps me build stuff when I can tear something apart in 3D and put it together again, makes the work that much easier.
Thanks for the great article and the ideas you present.

wiley5007

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 05:24

I realize this post is from a few years ago but figured I'd try. I'm wanting to make this table 60" instead of 92", how would that change the dimensions of the center supports? Thank you!