If your tastes are anything like mine, it’s pretty hard to dislike a gorgeous farmhouse table. Really because they are beautiful to look at and are very suitable for a house full of kids. However, what IS easy to dislike are the price tags that seem to accompany them, especially when you can make one for much less. So let’s get our DIY on as Dave and I show you how to build an X frame farmhouse table for under $100.
X Frame Farmhouse Table – Cut List:
- 2 – 26″ 4×4
- 5 – 34.5″ long 2x4s
- 4 – 57″ long 2x12s
- 8 – 17 3/8″ long 4x4s with a 45 degree angle on each side
- 2 – 14″ long 4x4s with a 45 degree angle on each side
You will also need:
- wood glue
- 2 1/2″ screws
- table saw
- 4″ screws
- stainable wood fill
- 100 grit and 220 grit sandpaper
- 14″ long 4 x 4 braces
DIY – X Frame Farmhouse Table:
- Center one of the 26″ long 4 x 4s along the 35.5″ long 2 x 4. Once centered, pre-drill for screws to insert and then apply glue, followed by attaching the 2 pieces together with the 2 1/2″ screws.
- Flip it over and do the same on the other side. You will use this process twice, as these will be the legs for either side of the table.
- Next, run both sides of your 2 X 12s through the table saw so the edges will fit nicely together. Don’t take too much off here. You will barely trim them – an 1/8″ at most!
- Cut the 2 x 12s down to 57″ in length.
- After your 2 x 12s are cut, lay them out on a flat surface so you can then attach the legs. First, pre-drill your holes and then use 2 1/2″ screws to attach the legs to the top. You will want to make sure your table has some overhang, so don’t place your legs right on the edge of the table.
- Add a 2 x 4 in the center for additional strength.
- Next, cut your 8 – 4 x 4s down to 17 3/8″ long with a 45 degree angle on either side. Remember, measure twice, cut once!
- Measure where you would like the 4 x 4 to hit on the table leg so the pieces will all be the same. Pre-drill for 2 screws on both ends, then attach them to the top of the table and legs using 4″ screws. Flip the table over and repeat those steps on the other side of the legs.
- Add 14″ long 4 x 4 braces to the under side of the table for added support.
- Sand down the table legs. You can add stainable wood fill to all of the screw holes so when it is stained the holes will be less visible.
- Route the edges of the table if desired with a router. You can also use a sander to get the rounded edge.
- Finally, sand the table top using 100 grit sand paper followed by a 220 grit sandpaper to make sure everything is nice and smooth.
Last of all, stain or paint this piece using whatever color you desire! I especially love stain.
I just love me some easy DIY projects!! So, give it a shot and try out this X frame farmhouse table!
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