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

loniwolfe

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 07:51

I love this table and bench! I was wondering, though, could there be chairs to match coming? :)
I love the look of a long table with a bench on one side and chairs on the other and at the heads. Also, chairs are easier for grandparents and attaching highchairs too :)
Thank you so much for all your hard work and thank you to everyone else who helps Ana come up with/build all these wonderful plans!

passionlab

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 11:57

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 :) netcom sa

cabrlamo

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 10:50

I love this pedestal table even more than the farm house table. I get an error when trying to connect to the pdf. Can you check the link? We will be moving to a new house in about a month and would love to make this our newest piece of furniture!

AzAdventurer

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 13:13

Hi everyone,
I'm in the planning stages of my project. I was wondering how your tabletops are holding up?
I'm thinking of using hardwood for the tabletop, and modifying some of the dimensions to better fit my situation.
Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated.

deborabilal

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 00:40

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table its looking very hard and good assets for home. I thing its also provide a good looking to our home.... we want to use Table which is take very less space to our home, and this is one of these...

LitzaKelMomma

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 16:50

We are currently looking at buying a home and this will be my first project once we get settled! I have always wanted a table I can entertain large groups with, that is still stylish and I have found it here. Thanks for posting! I was wondering though, I want to add a single person bench to each end so it will fit 12 people, do you have any tips on making that happen? Obviously I would like them to match the table and the long benches. Thanks. :)

francesca1

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:24

Hi,
I'm having trouble downloading the PDF version. Is it possible to send me a new link?
Thanks!!!

francesca1

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 10:24

Hi,
I'm having trouble downloading the PDF version. Is it possible to send me a new link?
Thanks!!!

radosevicha

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 13:34

I am getting so frustrated, because I want to see the finished product, but cant figure out how to attach the 1x6s to the frame! Can anyone help? The pocket holes are too high up on the frame to attach to the low 1x6s. I didn't want to have to buy more wood to add the extra boards, but I don't know how else to attach them like the plan. Please help!