Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

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Build a farmhouse table with turned legs! Free plans from Ana-White.com

Turned leg farmhouse table with bench
turned leg
under table with farmhouse bench
table with bench

You have been asking for a Farmhouse Table with turned legs plan for years now. One of our kind readers, Patrick Hosey volunteered to build a farmhouse table with turned legs for you.  And he worked with Gabriel Gallant to create a video of the story behind building.  

This video was created by Gabriel Gallant with music by Patrick Hosey.  Thank you Gabe and Patrick for the beautiful video.

The beautiful table legs are contributed from Osbourne Wood.

dimensions diagram of farmhouse table with turned legs
Dimensions are shown above.


Shopping List

4 - Portsmouth Large Dining Table Legs from Osbourne Wood

4 - 1x10 boards @ 8 feet long (save scraps to use for benches!)

2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long


Cut List

2 - 1x4 @ 24 1/2"

2 - 1x4 @ 66"

2 - 1x3 @ 30 1/2"

4 - 1x10 @ 78" Angle supports cut from scraps

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


Step 1

Build your tabletop first. Set aside on a flat level surface to let dry.

Step 2

Next, build your end aprons/leg pieces.

Step 3

And then simply connect with side aprons.

Step 4

Add center supports.

Step 5

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.


Kathyy (not verified)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 10:32

Another reason you make furniture is because you are great at it. Love your blog and all the wonderful projects you make.


Sat, 06/02/2012 - 08:47

I've never seen that particular style of loose tenon and jig before. I've either hogged it out with a drill and cleaned it with a chisel, or gone old-school with a mallet and mortise chisel. That looks like a good option for low labor, low cost.

Watching you work with the spray gun just convinces me that I need to get back to experimenting with mine again so I can master it. Or at least become something resembling competent.


Sat, 06/02/2012 - 12:54

That jig is called the beadlock loose tenon jig. It's awesome. Very fast. You're not supposed to have to clean the mortises out because the tenon stock comes fitted to the mortise. But what I found is that they fit so tight that there wouldn't be any room for glue in there so I clean them up a little. The pocket screws were just to add clamping pressure without a clamp.

Also I'm nowhere near mastering the spray gun yet. What a weird world that is.


Guest Chris (not verified)

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 12:36

That was so neat! I want to try something like this but have been so intimidated just thinking about it. You make it look totally manageable and I'm gonna go for it!

TeeTee (not verified)

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:50

I love the table! I'm gonna try to build this for my kitchen. Is there a way to make a leaf in the table or something? Bcuz the current size is too big for my kitchen. So I would like to make it smaller, or be able to remove a leaf and add it when I need to.

Billie (not verified)

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 13:46

I, too, would love to see this plan with a table leaf or two. I have a family of four, but love to have guests over for dinner. The ability to go from a 4 or 6-top to an 8 or even 12-top when needed would be amazing!

Thanks so much for all that you do!

Patrick Hosey (not verified)

Sun, 10/07/2012 - 07:12

If you make all 4 aprons the same size, you'll get a square without even trying.

Sugarman (not verified)

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 09:52

I wanted to make a ten foot table using furniture grade plywood as the tabletop. Also not having a mortise and tenon jig but having a dowel jig how would that change the equation? Thanks