Round Farmhouse Table

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The farmhouse table goes cozy in this round version.  Easy to build base from 2x4s.  Free plans by

ana white farmhouse table round
ana white farmhouse table round
ana white farmhouse table round
ana white farmhouse table round

I'm still winning the war, but it isn't without lots of battling.  The family is walking right past our dining table and plopping themselves on the couch and attempting to eat their meals.  

If I could choose between being the nag and not being the nag, well, I'd rather not be the nag.  So how else to get the family to sit down and eat at the table without being reminded?  

I'm not really sure.  But I'm going to try.

Maybe our big rectangular farmhouse table was just too big, too cold, and the benches too hard?  Maybe it feels lonely sitting at such a large table?  

So I'm trying something new.  

We built a new table, but this time it's round. 

Maybe this is my ticket to less nagging and less crumbs in the couch.  It's also quite pretty and makes my space feel gigantic.  I like it.

I've been a little skeptic about round tabletops just because they aren't supposed to be the easiest to build. But we figured out how to cut out a round tabletop with a circular saw and make it look this good with basic homeowner tools. 

Yep - we cut that tabletop out with a CIRCULAR SAW. You read that right.

And we shared are secrets to cutting out round tables in this video (as well as how to build the base)

If you liked this round farmhouse table, we've got you covered with the free plans below.  

Build it!

XO Ana

60" round table - seats 4-8


Shopping List

7 - 1x6 @ 10 feet long - cut longest boards first, work down to smallest boards with scraps

4 - 2x4 @ 12 feet long (can be in smaller pieces or 6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long)

1 - 2x6 @ 8 feet or stud length

2 - 3/4" self tapping wood screws

1-1/4" self tapping wood screws

3/4" plywood scraps (recommended)


Cut List


2 - 2x6 @ 28-1/2"

2 - 2x4 or 2x6 @ 2-1/2"



4 - 2x4 @ 24"

8 - 2x4 @ 21" - long point measurement, one end cut at 45 degree bevel

4 - 2x4 @ 16-1/2"

4 - 2x4 @ 8"

4 - 2x4 @ 21-1/4" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at a 45 degree bevel, ends NOT parallel

4 - 2x4 @ 15-7/8" - long point measurement, one end cut at 45 degree bevel



8  1x6 @ 24-7/8" - Longest point measurement, both ends cut at 22.5 degrees, ends NOT parallel

5 - 1x6 @ 60"

2 - 1x6 @ 57"

2 - 1x6 @ 47"

2 - 1x6 @ 35"


Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander


Step 1

Build the center pedestal.  You can use 2-3/4" screws (paint grade), or for stain grade -  2" brad nails and glue, or pocket holes.  Set aside.

Step 2

Start the legs by building four of the outside frames.  You can use 2-3/4" self tapping screws or pocket holes set for 1-1/2" material and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Attach the angled pieces together first with 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws, then attach to the 2x4 @ 16-1/2".  Attach inside the leg frame.  Add the bottom foot.

Step 4

Once all four leg pieces are built, attach to the center pedestal with 2-3/4" screws.  Everything is flush to the top.

Step 5

Step 6

Cut the tabletop boards and mark centers.  Line up and attach together with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.  Remember that the tabletop will be cut down and avoid placing screws that could be cut with the saw in next step.

Step 7

Attach the octogon ring to the tabletop with glue and 1-1/4" screws.  

Cut the circle out (see video for detail).

Step 8

Attach base to tabletop.



Fri, 01/25/2019 - 06:26

Does anyone have suggestions for making this smaller? I LOVE the design, but my space won't allow for a 60" table. I'd like to make it 48"-50", but I'm getting flummoxed by the octagon and how to transfer the measurements. Does anyone know of an online calculator that would help with the process? 

Thanks in advance! 

In reply to by kwaltons

Brian Famous

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 08:59


if you want the table top to be 48" in diameter instead of the current measurements, you actually just need to knock 5" off of each of the 1x6 boards.   So instead of 24 7/8", you need to cut them to 19 7/8".   That should allow a 48" diameter circles to be cut if you ensure your fulcrum is dead smack in the middle.

Hope this helps!


Sun, 12/15/2019 - 02:52

Great design and tutorial! One fine detail, what was the dimension of the jig for the first pass around? 60’ inch table 30’ from the attached point? Or did you start out longer and then finished at 30’?


Sun, 01/12/2020 - 07:35

To make the octagon 48" in diameter, the segment length needs to be 1' 7-7/8" like Brian said above. No matter what size you make the ring, the angle of each cut needs to be 22-1/2 degrees. 


Wed, 04/21/2021 - 14:29

I been struggling with the numbers😳 could you share what the octagon measurements would be for a 42” round table and the formula you used.


Mon, 06/08/2020 - 22:00

If the table is 60” with the base being 48” what would be a stable base size be? Don’t think with the top being 48” that the base should be 48”.


Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:03

@jasoncsmith1979 I am looking to make this top at 48" as well. Thinking I'm going to make the bottom at 36".

The plans have the base 12" shorter, so I'll make is 12" shorter with the smaller top as well. I'm guessing there is most likely some mathematical equation for this, but that is not my strong suit.


Thu, 09/10/2020 - 12:39

Can you tell me what the length of the jig is? I'm guessing that it is a little longer than 30 inches due to the off set for the hole used to attach to bottom of table top? Also, did you use a router to make the groove around the edge of the top?



Thu, 12/24/2020 - 10:31

To make the table larger to 72" in diameter. What length do the 8 pieces cut at 22.5 degrees need to be, and do I have to extend the base dimensions out farther?