I’m so excited to share with you our new farmhouse style dining table! Our old dining table was wonderful, but only could fit 4 people around it.

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This made it tricky, now being a family of 6, whenever grandparents came to visit. We were scrunched around it and sometimes elbowing the person next to you. I have been considering building a table for a little while now, but once I was no longer pregnant I knew this was my chance! I can now lift heavy things and be around chemical smells like stain.

I happened across Ana White’s farmhouse table and instantly fell in love. I mean how could you not, look at the husky legs. I knew I had to build this table, but after some research I found that those legs were $54 each! {That makes just the legs $216, I might as well just buy a table if that be the case.) So that being said, I got to work reworking all the measurements and hunting for some other table legs. I know you are all eager to see how I pulled this off, being an amateur woodworker, so here it is . . .
Farmhouse Table


  • 4 wooden table legs (29 inches)
  • 4 – 2″ x 6″ (12 feet long and then have them cut in half at Lowes or Home Depot)
  • 1 – 2″ x 4″  (16 feet long, cut in half at Lowes or Home Depot)
  • 2 – 1″ x 2″ (8 feet long)
  • 2  1/2″ Pocket Hole Screws (2 packages of 50)
  • 2″ finish nails
  • wood glue


Step 1: Wood Cutting

Table Legs – Like I stated above, the table legs that Ana used are BEAUTIFUL, but I just couldn’t justify spending more than $200 just on the legs. I’m even ashamed to admit that I considered it for a few days. I ended up finding the legs that I used at Lowes for $15 each. Home Depot also had similar legs to what I bought, but they were $22 each. Hence the reason I went with these ones.Farmhouse Table
Cut List:
7 – 2″ x 6″ @ 72″ (tabletop boards)
2 – 2″ x 4″ @ 63  1/2″ (side aprons)
2 – 2″ x 4″ @ 31  1/2″ (end aprons)
2 – 1″ x 2″ @ 63  1/2″ (side apron trim)
2 – 1″ x 2″ @ 31  1/2″ (end apron trim)


Step 2: Dimensions

Farmhouse Table


Step 3: Drilling Pocket Holes

Begin by drilling 1  1/2″ pocket holes on the underside of the table (your 7 – 2″ x 6″ @ 72″ boards) and attach tabletop boards together using 2  1/2″ pocket hole screws and glue. I drilled my pocket holes at the measurements: 2″, 10″, 19″, 28″, 26″, 44″, 53″, 62″, 70″.Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table

Tabletop Board Pocket Holes

Then, drill 1  1/2″ pocket holes on the side aprons (your 2 – 2″ x 4″ @ 63  1/2″ boards) at the measurements of: 4″, 12″, 22″, 32″, 43″, 51″, 59″. Also drill (2) 1  1/2″ pocket holes on each end of the apron on the insides.

Lastly, drill 1  1/2″ pocket holes on the end aprons (your 2 – 2″ x 4″ @ 31  1/2″ boards) at the measurements of: 4″, 10″, 16″, 21  1/2″, 27″. Also drill (2) 1  1/2″ pocket holes on each end of the apron on the insides.Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table

End Apron Pocket Holes

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Step 4: Assembly

I put together the table just as Ana White did HERE.

Note: When it came to assembling the tabletop boards, we clamped a large flat board on top of and below the joint we were screwing together to get the boards as level with each other as possible. This way it pulled the boards together nicely, even if they were warped slightly.Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table

Pull the boards together as you screw in the pocket screw.


Check back later for the Stain and Paint Technique that I used. Also, I will be posting soon on how I created those adorable matching benches. Make sure to watch for these two follow-up posts for this table. Thanks for stopping by!

Farmhouse Table

Check back later to see my plans for these matching farmhouse benches.

Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Table

I love these double X back chairs that I bought unfinished. They can be found here. I then just stained and painted them the same way I did the table.