Benchright Farmhouse Table
Free woodworking plans to make a Farmhouse Table inspired by Pottery Barn Benchwright Table. Features metal stretcher and lots of details to make your table interesting and unique. Save thousands off retail the do it yourself furniture way.
6 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet or stud length
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
3 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long
3 - 2x2 @ 8 feet long
1 - Black Iron Pipe 60" long, both ends threaded
Bolts/Caps and Washers for decorative touches
4 - 6" Black Bolts with washer and Nuts (1/4" would work fine)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
4 - 1x4 @ 29 3/8" (Bevel both ends at 10 degrees off square, short point to long point)
4 - 1x2 @ 21 5/8" (Both ends cut at angle 10 degrees off square, short point to long point)
4 - 2x4 @ 29 3/8" (Bevel both ends at 10 degrees off square, short point to long point)
2 - 2x6 @ 28 1/2" (End Aprons)
2 - 2x4 @ 31" (Stretcher)
8 - 1x2 @ 4 1/4" (One end cut at 10 degree angle, longest point measurement)
4 - 1x2 @ 16 1/8 (cut to fit - spacer)
2 - 2x6 @ 45 1/4" (Side Aprons - short point to short point measurement, both ends cut at 10 degrees off square)
3 - 2x2 @ 20" (Supports)
2 - 2x2 @ 67" (Sides)
2 - 2x2 @ 30" (Ends)
2 - 2x4 @ 33"
2 - 1x4 @ 33"
6 - 1x6 @ 67 1/8" (cut to fit)
We'll start by making the legs. The most important part of the legs is getting your cuts right. Some of the cuts are bevels and some are angles, so pay attention in the diagrams. All angles will be ten degrees off square. Remember, you will need to assemble two sets of legs, and the legs are mirrors of each other. You can use finish nails and glue. Start by attaching the 1x4 to the top 1x2 as shown above.
Now attach the 2x4 to the legs as shown above. Use glue and 2" finish nails - don't worry, we'll be further suporting this leg shortly.
Now sandwich in the apron and stretcher as shown above. Stretcher will overhang 1/2" on each outside end.
And now simply fill in the blanks.
Once your legs are done, you can add the side aprons. Screw with 3" screws and glue - or pocket holes if you have a Kreg Jig.
And attach the supports - these will give you something to nail your top boards on too.
I'd love to see these bolted on with a iron bolt for a little extra touch. Attach with 7 1/2" overhangs on ends.
Now the end supports. Attach with screws and glue.
Bolt the breadboard end on as shown above. Use 6" bolts with washers as done here.
Nail down the 1x4 to the ends as shown here.
And finally top with the 1x6s. Note, you can use other boards for the top, for example reclaimed wood boards for a more rustic look.
Drill holes in the stretchers and add iron pipe. Use fittings to secure pipe in place.