Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:42
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Free easy DIY plans to build a triple pedestal farmhouse table for $125. We love the open sides design for maximum leg room, and the beautiful pedestals.  It's all made from off the shelf lumber.  Step by step plans from Ana-white.com

Build the matching bench with our free triple pedestal farmhouse table bench plans.

triple pedestal farmhouse table
triple pedestal farmhouse table medium wood stain
triple pedestal farmhouse table medium wood stain
triple pedestal farmhouse table medium wood stain
triple pedestal farmhouse table medium wood stain
triple pedestal farmhouse table medium wood stain

I collaborated with my DIY friend Ashley from Shanty2Chic for this plan.

We changed up the top a little to really show off those beautiful solid wood boards!

And got a little fancy with the legs to really make this table unique and full of character!

 

Here's from Ashley:

There is no way I could have a $1,000 (plus shipping and tax) dining table in our home with 2 boys and a toddlerWinking smile So, as always, I enlisted the help of our very sweet and talented friend, Ana White! She nailed it and after her awesome plans and my elbow grease, I now have a ridiculously gorgeous, expensive-looking, grand dining table and it only cost me $125!  Who would have thought that 2x4's and pine boards could be so fancy!  

 

Easy Modifications

It's easy to modify these plans!

farmhouse table modified double base

We love a smaller size with two bases.

We also love the angled 2x4 supports (instead of the curved pieces).  This would be much easier to build but looks just as nice.

 

Dimensions
triple pedestal farmhouse table plans
Dimensions shown above

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 1 - 2x8 @ 8 feet long
  • 3 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 10 feet long
  • 1 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
  • 3 - 2x6 @ 10 feet long
  • 1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long (more if not using pocket holes - see plan notes)
  • 6 - 1x6 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 10 feet long*
  • 1 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 10 feet long*
  • 1 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
  • 2 1/2” and 3” self tapping wood screws
  • 1 1/4” pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue

*decorative does not have to a solid wood board all the way down, you can piece shorter boards together

Cut List

LEGS

  • 6 - 2x4 @ 21 3/4”
  • 6 - 2x4 @ 8 1/8”
  • 6 - 2x6 @ 34 1/4” (both ends beveled at 45 degrees, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel)
  • 12 - 2x8 @ 7 1/4” (cut out in arch shape)
  • 3 - 2x6 @ 36” (both ends beveled at 30 degrees off square, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel)
  • 3 - 2x6 @ 36 1/2”
  • 6 - 1x3 @ 5 1/2” (OR 1x6 @ 2 1/2”)
  • 1 - 2x6 @ 90 1/2”

 

TABLETOP

  • 12 - 1x6 @ 47 3/4”
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 106”
  • 3 - 2x4 @ 33”
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 102 1/2”
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 39 1/2”
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 103”
  • 2 - 2x2 @ 40”
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Jigsaw
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
Level
Drill Bit Set
General Instructions

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!

Instructions

Step 1

You'll need to make three of these. If you have a nailer, that will be the best way to go. Keep outside edges flush and use glue. TIP: Make sure your stretcher board fits in the middle opening.

Step 2

Next add the top and bottom.

Step 3

Now add the decorative pieces. You'll cut these with a jigsaw and sand smooth first before attaching.

Step 4

And then the base board.

Step 5

Attach board on top of leg pedestals with screws and glue.

Step 6

Adding feet will make your table sit on the six little feet - very handy if you have uneven floors. Then you can just shim the one foot not cooperating.

Step 7

Now it gets fun! Put the stretcher in place.

Step 8

And now let's move on to the table top. I highly recommend a Kreg Jig here.

Step 9

And the decorative aprons. Don't forget the glue here.

Step 10

Add the finishing touches here. Use glue and screws or nails. Predrill to avoid wood splitting.

Step 11

Now we can add the base!

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

Stacye (not verified)

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 11:28

I have been looking at farmhouse tables plans because I am on a tight budget and this is the one! Absolutley exquisite. I was wondering about chairs at the end because I want to reupholster some wingback chairs to put at the ends. Will it mess up the stability or layout of the table to move the end legs in to allow for chairs? Again, I am in awe and this is definitely the table of my dreams.

Katie Tice (not verified)

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 15:42

I also am wondering about making the table shorter to fit my kitchen. We would need a six-foot table instead of nine. And also a bench on one side, if you have plans for that? Thanks!

momofour09

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 18:54

I LOVE this table! I finally talked my husband into building some things for the house and he agreed to tackle our first project together. Since our kids destroyed our table, that's the first on our list. I'm just wondering which tools are absolutely necessary and which are just for convenience/ease. I'm on a budget right now :/ but I MUST do this, it's fantastic and would fit right into my plans :)

risawest (not verified)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 05:56

you could probably rent the tools you need... or make your cuts at a friends house that has tools... this is what we'll do

momofour09

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 09:11

That doesn't sound like a bad idea. It never really crosses my mind, but it's definitely an option. Thanks!

Alberto (not verified)

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 14:00

I really hope that bench plans for the farmhouse table are being created. This table is awesome!

risawest (not verified)

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 05:56

i'm also hoping there is a bench in the future and then I'll add some chairs to the other side... also will be making it shorter and bringing in the legs for seating on the ends.

i've been asking/begging my husband to build us a table as my christmas present... and just showed him this one and he likes it better than the another one that we were going to build. so excited!!! maybe we'll get this done early in the new year ;)

Sonny (not verified)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 17:06

Great job on the table. How exactly did you cut the ornamental arc's that you used? Any advice would be appreciated.

Amy B (not verified)

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 17:47

I bought lumber for this table today, and I am so excited! 12 weeks until the baby comes, so we'll see how much I can get built with the bump in my way :)

Now I'm looking at the cut list again and wondering how in the world I'm supposed to get:
3 - 2x6 @ 36 1/2”,
3 - 2x6 @ 36” (both ends beveled at 30 degrees off square, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel)
AND
6 - 2x6 @ 34 1/4” (both ends beveled at 45 degrees, long point to long point, ends NOT parallel)
out of 3 - 2x6 @ 10 ft boards. Am I missing something? That looks like it would take 4 of the 2x6x10 boards. The other 2x6 board in the shopping list seems to be just long enough for the stringer and nothing else.

Samantha I (not verified)

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 06:52

Is there any way to adjust the plans to add extensions to the ends?