Farmhouse Table

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About This Project

I have always helped my dad with projects, but this was the first one I ever did without my dad! The directions were very easy and I had no trouble at all. The table turned out beautiful. I modified it a bit by making it a little longer and using a 1x2 on the ends to cover the rough edges instead of a bread board. I also made 2 benches as we are a family of 10. I have 2 high chairs attached to the end. This table will seat 12 adults comfortably! I am so excited to finally have a big sturdy table. Thank you sooo much for this site. I have a new hobby now! ;o)

Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used: 
I sanded first with a random orbit sander 80 grit, then a 120, then 220. I wiped everything down with a tack cloth, then stained with special walnut. After 3 coats of stain, I used a clear lacquer. I put about 7 coats of lacquer! That may be overkill, but I have 8 children, 6 of which are boys!
Estimated Cost: 
I spent around 175 on materials for 2 benches and the table, including the stain.


Absolutely love this table, you did an amazing job! I was looking to buy a nice dining table that would accommodate 12. I may tackle this project! Thanks so much!


Your table looks great. Did you use off the shelf pine from a box store or did you have access to a sawmill? I am considering using sawmill lumber but it is a long way from me....just wondering if its worth the effort to go get kiln dried lumber from a mill or just work with big box lumber. Thanks for posting your table it really looks great!