Free plans to make a farmhouse table with just a drill, saw and countersink bit! No pocket holes required! Step by step plans from ana-white.com
6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long (cut longest boards first to conserve lumber)
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
5 - 2x8 @ 6 feet long
2 1/2" exterior screws (Can use interior screws for interior projects)
Exterior Wood Glue (again, can use interior wood glue for interior use)
2 1/2" pocket hole screws are optional if you have a pocket hole jig
2" or longer finish nails (galvanized for exterior) would be great as well
4 - 2x4 @ 24 1/4" (End Stretchers)
8 - 2x4 @ 28 1/2" (Legs)
2 - 2x4 @ 30 1/4" (End Aprons)
2 - 2x4 @ 69" (Side Aprons)
7 - 2x2 @ 30 1/4" (Tabletop Supports)
5 - 2x8 @ 72" (Tabletop Boards)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Add hardware to base - check out the Happier Homemaker for more details on how they did that.
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.