Build your own farmhouse table with bench with free plans from Ana-White.com
3 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x4 @ 9 feet long (try 9’ studs or 10 footers)
2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
1 - 1x3 @ 4 feet long
3 - 1x4 OR 2x4 @ 8 feet long (for the bench top)
2” finish nails
2 1/2” and 3” wood screws
Pocket hole screws for the top: 2 1/2” for 2x4s or 1 1/4” for 1x4s
6 - 2x4 @ 11 1/4”
6 - 2x4 @ 3 7/8”
6 - 2x6 @ 15 1/4” (both ends beveled at 45 degrees off square longest point, not parallel)
12 - 2x4 @ 3 1/2” (cut in arch shape)
3 - 2x6 @ 17” (both ends beveled at 30 degrees off square longest point not parallel)
6 - 1x3 @ 5 1/2”
1 - 2x4 @ 90 1/2”
2 - 2x4 @ 106”
3 - 2x4 @ 10 1/2”
6 - 1x4 or 2x4 @ 47 3/4”
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!
Lets start in the center and work our way outward. You'll be building three pedestal bases per each bench. For these, glue and nails will do the trick.
Make sure you can get your stretcher in the center opening.
Now add the top and bottom.
Cut out with jigsaw and sand until smooth. Attach with glue and nails. NOTE: These could potentially be attached before step 1 from the insides - it's up to you.
Now add the bottom to the pedestals.
Thread through center stretcher and attach pedestals to center stretcher.
Build top first with pocket holes.
Attach pedestal bases to the top and you are done with one bench!
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.