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Do you want to know the most simple way how to build a farmhouse table and keep the cost under $150? I’m not talking about those “box” looking tables that are completely square.
This super easy tutorial is going to show you how to get a high-end furniture store look but at a fraction of the cost!
I have been dreaming about owning a farmhouse table for a long time now and figured out a way to get the exact look I wished for and at the price point I could afford.
And did I mention that I am an extreme beginner when it comes to wood working? That just goes to show that it doesn’t matter your wood working skill set, you can get this project done in one afternoon!
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How to Pick out Wood
There are couple tips I have for you when it comes to choosing which pieces of wood to bring home with you. I thought this step was worth mentioning because without these tips, you might get home and in the middle of your build to find yourself completely frustrated trying to get your boards to line up just right.
- One of the most important parts of choosing wood is to make sure that the board is flat and not bowed. This is huge! If your boards are bowed or twisted they won’t lie flush against each other.
It’s simple to make sure you don’t run into this problem. While at the store look at each board you plan to buy. Lay it on a flat surface then look at it from both the face of the board and the end of the board. Look to be sure that the lines of the board are straight and the board is not curving anywhere.
- The second thing to pay attention to is the condition of the board. Avoid boards that have major gouges or scratches. It might be impossible to find a flawless piece of wood, so just look out for any major damage.
5 Things to Love About THIS Farmhouse Table
For ours I decided to go with 2”x12” boards for the table top. I LOVE IT! Possibly my most favorite part of the table! I feel like it sets it just a tad bit apart from all the other farmhouse tables out there.
2.If you go with a heavy table top, you gotta balance that bad girl out with some thick legs. And I have the biggest cost saving hack for you when it comes to table legs!
Instead of buying the designated “table legs”, (which are still awesome and totally worth the cost if it’s the look you are going for!) you can buy banister ends. Not sure if that’s the technical name for it, just check out my video tutorial and you will see exactly what I’m talking about. By going this route, you will save a total of $20-$40 or more!
3.One of the qualifications when designing our dream farmhouse table was to make sure there was enough room at the table to have place settings, but also room for food to be served at the table.
No problem-o! With our table plan, we laid it out so the table ends up measuring out to be at around 7’ by 4’. THE perfect size, in my humble opinion.
4. This table is the perfect project for any beginning home décor DIYer! The way we have set out each step makes this project totally easy to build! If you find yourself stuck with any questions, just leave them down in the comments and I will be happy to help!
5. What puts the cherry on top of this custom build is the price! Being able to build this completely one of a kind table for under $150 is pure perfection!
Download Your FREE Farmhouse Table Building Plan
Click the image below to print off your FREE plans to build your own table. I really wanted to make you guys a printable that included not only a plan layout, but also a purchase list and a cut list.
As we were walking through the store I had to keep reopening my phone, then scroll back to the place I needed. Then scroll back to the cut list and back again to the supply list… Annoying!
So here it is for ya, all in one handy place! Easy to print and go! AND you can make your own notes on this paper, not so easy to do on your phone.
How to Build a Farmhouse Table for under $150!
Between the free printable and this video, you are 100% set to start building your own farmhouse table!
One note to be noted, here is a closer look at what I was talking about when I explained how to recess the 1”x4” just a ½” from the side edge of the table legs. (Watch the video and this will make sense.)
Watch this short video to show you the simple step-by-step tutorial on how to build a farmhouse table.
When are you going to start?
What do you think? Do you feel confident on how to make a farmhouse table now? Let me know down in the comments your plans!
You should be feelin’ ready to rock! I was super shocked at how quickly it came together and it is SO rewarding to have a brand new piece of furniture in your home that YOU built yourself!
I would love to see pictures of your new table! Follow me on Instagram and tag me in your picture of your custom farmhouse table! I can’t wait to see!
Thanks for stopping in and I will talk to you soon! xoxo