Ever dreamed of having your own farmhouse table but didn’t want to spend a fortune? Well now you can! Keep on reading for details and plans, too!
Oh mannnn, you guys. I am SO EXCITED to share today’s post with you all!
A couple of months ago, Jay set out to start building our brand new table for the house.
We decided on a farmhouse table and, being the handy guy that he is, we figured it would be cheaper and more fun (for him!) to make one ourselves. We must have looked at hundreds of tables, but none of them were quite exactly what we were looking for.
Unfortunately, we didn’t really document the process all along with building it, but Jay did take the time to draw up the plans again that he created so that I could share them with all of you!
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Not only that, but he also put together a rough estimate of how much the entire project cost…and it was less that $300, including a new $60 Kreg tool (which is 100% recommended for this…no nail holes!).
- 2×6 = $6×7= $42
- 2×4 = $2.50×5 = $12.50
- 2×3 = $2×4 = $8
- 4×4 = $11×2 = $11
- 2×2 = $10.25×2 = $20.50
After Tax about $105 in lumber
SCREWS & MATERIALS
- #8 x 2 1/2″ = $8
- #8 x 2″ = $8
- #8 x 1 1/4″ $8
- Kreg Heavy-Duty Pocket Hole Jig = $60
- Kreg 2″ screws 100 pack = $8
- Gorilla Wood glue = $4
- Stainable wood putty = $7
- Sand Paper (40 – $3.40 // 60 – $3.40 // 100 – $3.40 // 150 – $3.40 // 220 – $3.40)
- Sanding Sponge, 220 grit = $4.67
- L-brackets 2 pack of 4 – 1 1/2″ = $2.70
- 2 – 3″ Foam paint brush = $1.94
- 1 lb. Roll of White Knit Rags = $4.28
- Stain – (we had a quart leftover from when we stained our stair railing, but we used Sherwin Williams Burnished Walnut!)
- Primer – Kilz 2 = $17
- Glidden Premium interior paint (1 quart) = $9.97 (*We used Antique White)
- 1 – 2 1/2″ Wooster Pro Nylon Polyester Angle Sash brush – $12.47
- Polycrylic – $18
TOTAL COST = ~ $230–$300 (depending on what materials you already have)
I seriously do love the table, and I think it fits just perfectly in our home. But my favorite part is the extension leaves that Jay built in!
The two end pieces of the table pull out…
And they stay in place thanks to the quick installation of some dowels.
We installed 4-inch dowels (1/2-inch diameter) through the inner frame into the slider. The hole was about 2-3 inches in depth and the dowel was 4 inches in length.
Once extended, you add in the leaves (2×12) giving you an extra TWO FEET of table!
Slide it on, shut, insert your dowels, and you’ve now got a table just over 6 feet long!
So if you’ve ever thought about making your own table, feel free to give ours a try! And if there’s anything we left out, please just let us know and we’ll be happy to help!
We hope you enjoy!