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Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

May 24, 2012 |
posted by Ana White
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Build a farmhouse table with turned legs! Free plans from Ana-White.com

Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

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Turned Leg Farmhouse Table
Turned Leg Farmhouse Table
Turned Leg Farmhouse Table
Turned Leg Farmhouse Table
Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

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About Project

Author Notes: 

Why do we make our own furniture?

I make furniture to save money.

I make furniture because sometimes that's the only way I can get exactly what my family needs.

But not too often do I talk about the REAL reason I make furniture.

I make furniture simple because I love making furniture.

Sometimes with so much going on, hurrying to try and get plans out to you, I forget this.  I forget that building is a beautiful thing, and the process is just as important as the product.  That the story behind each joint, each hand sanded board, is what really makes the piece.  

You have been asking for a Farmhouse Table with turned legs plan for years now. One of our kind readers, Patrick Hosey volunteered to build a farmhouse table with turned legs for you.  And he worked with Gabriel Gallant to create a video of the story behind building.  

I teared up watching this video.  Because this is why I love building.  It's not just about saving money and getting a table.  It's about the things in your life having meaning behind them.  That someone took their time to build something for you. 

And this table has quite a story to tell.

Enjoy building your projects as much as you enjoy using your projects.

This video was created by Gabriel Gallant with music by Patrick Hosey.  Thank you Gabe and Patrick for the beautiful video.

The beautiful table legs are contributed from Osbourne Wood.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Turned Leg Farmhouse Table
Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above.

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

4 - Portsmouth Large Dining Table Legs from Osbourne Wood

4 - 1x10 boards @ 8 feet long (save scraps to use for benches!)

2 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long

1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long

1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
120 grit sandpaper
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
circular saw
sander

Cut List

Cut List: 

2 - 1x4 @ 24 1/2"
2 - 1x4 @ 66"
2 - 1x3 @ 30 1/2"
4 - 1x10 @ 78"
Angle supports cut from scraps

General Instructions

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!

Step 1

Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

Build your tabletop first. Set aside on a flat level surface to let dry.

Step 2

Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

Next, build your end aprons/leg pieces.

Step 3

Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

And then simply connect with side aprons.

Step 4

Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

Add center supports.

Step 5

Turned Leg Farmhouse Table

And then add the top!

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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bhoppy's picture

Loved this!!

For many reasons... I thoroughly enjoyed watching all the steps and tools you used Patrick! And the video was beautifully shot and edited:-) Loved the shallow depth of field close ups!

posted by bhoppy | on Thu, 2012-05-24 13:44
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whitney_smith's picture

Amazing

Having already built a table almost exactly like this one, I know just how much love goes into it. This video beautifully captured that passion between woodworker and wood.

Whitney
www.whitneysworkshop.com

posted by whitney_smith | on Thu, 2012-05-24 15:11
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birdsandsoap's picture

wow.

Amazing Patrick!

This is a such a great video, it is done so well. I loved watching the table come together, but then I got lost in the music! Music by Patrick Hosey?! You truly are the jack of all trades.

The table turned out beautiful, and as I was watching your video, I kept thinking, "There's that router table and miter saw cart that I want sooo bad!"

Nice job. I really enjoyed the video and transitions, and the music was so calming....now I have to go build something!

posted by birdsandsoap | on Thu, 2012-05-24 16:12
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tracysmith's picture

HA!

I just posted a comment about the same thing before I even read any of the others! I did the same thing watching his video... I want that router table! Too funny!

http://www.simply-designed.us/blog

posted by tracysmith | on Fri, 2012-05-25 01:52
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birdsandsoap's picture

Great minds think alike!

Great minds think alike!

posted by birdsandsoap | on Fri, 2012-05-25 02:19
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patrickhosey's picture

Thanks Guys

Thanks for all the nice words. This was a very fun project. Thanks to Ana and Gabe for making it happen. Here are a couple things to google after watching this video.

- How to joint boards for glue ups.
- How to glue up large table tops.
- Beadlock joinery
- TableTop Fasteners and Hardware and what it does

There are so many ways to do things, just find a way that you like

Maybe we should do some more shop furniture next time.

posted by patrickhosey | on Thu, 2012-05-24 17:36
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birdsandsoap's picture

Yes!

I've never seen those fasteners from Rockler before, I'll have to check those out. And the joinery too, I've never seen that type of jig...so much I don't know about, but it's fun to learn!

I "Second" the nomination for more shop furniture! *ahem* router table.

posted by birdsandsoap | on Thu, 2012-05-24 17:52

Legs

Can you provide a link to the legs used in the table? Thx.

posted by Rick S (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-05-24 21:28
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patrickhosey's picture

Legs

There's a link on the materials list. It looks like just bold black text but it's a link.

posted by patrickhosey | on Thu, 2012-05-24 22:37
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Yes Please!

Great video and table. I second birdsandsoap. More shop furniture would be awesome! Especially the router table...

posted by dananryan | on Thu, 2012-05-24 19:26

This was such an inspiring

This was such an inspiring video. LOVED it! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this. My husband and I will definitely be revisiting this video for years to come!

posted by Sawgrass Homegirl (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-05-24 20:11

Stain

Hello,

I love this table. Thank you so much for such detailed instructions. Would you mind sharing what stain you used for the table top?

Thank you in advance.
Sarah

posted by SarahM (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-05-24 21:47
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patrickhosey's picture

Stain

I used Dailys walnut stain

posted by patrickhosey | on Thu, 2012-05-24 22:39
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tracysmith's picture

Wow Patrick!

This was AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I loved the build, the table was beautiful, but the video was spectacular. In it's simplicity, the music, the way it was edited. I loved it! It encapsulates what I experience sometimes when I'm out in my garage turned shop building. Just creating, just being. There's almost something spiritual about it for me. I do my best thinking out there ;-) I also got really hung up on your amazing router table and miter saw table.... did you build those as well and are you planning on sharing those plans with us? ;-) I have been scouring the web looking for a good router table design, still haven't found one that I really liked until now.

Excellent work! Please, keep those videos coming, very great!!!!!

http://www.simply-designed.us/blog

posted by tracysmith | on Fri, 2012-05-25 01:50

Stain color

Hello,

I love this table. Thanks for the great instructions. Would you be able to share the kind and color of stain you have used on the table top.

Thank you in advance,
Sarah

posted by SarahM (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-05-25 07:17

Stain

Thanks Patrick and ignore the repeated question I thought the first one didn't go through.

Cheers,
Sarah

posted by SarahM (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-05-25 07:19
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patrickhosey's picture

Tip

Most important tip, Gerber formula cans make great mixing cans hah

posted by patrickhosey | on Fri, 2012-05-25 08:29

Amazing work

Patrick that was an amazing video and the table looks fantastic. I like others who have commented am really interested in your router table, is that your own plan or are you able to share where you got the plan from.

Your little one is gorgeous too by the way, what a cutie.

posted by deannaf | on Fri, 2012-05-25 09:49

Beautiful video and beautiful

Beautiful video and beautiful table Patrick! So inspiring watching stuff like this. I love the tool you used to make those...are they biscuit joints? Anyway, where did you get it from? And the idea of making shop furniture sounds like the greatest. I would also love plans for a router table!

posted by Aisha_ (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-05-25 09:56
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patrickhosey's picture

Joinery

Google beadlock joinery. I just combined loose tenon and pocket hole joinery. :)

posted by patrickhosey | on Fri, 2012-05-25 14:24

You Guys Rock

Another reason you make furniture is because you are great at it. Love your blog and all the wonderful projects you make.

posted by Kathyy (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-05-25 12:32
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claydowling's picture

Cool joinery jig

I've never seen that particular style of loose tenon and jig before. I've either hogged it out with a drill and cleaned it with a chisel, or gone old-school with a mallet and mortise chisel. That looks like a good option for low labor, low cost.

Watching you work with the spray gun just convinces me that I need to get back to experimenting with mine again so I can master it. Or at least become something resembling competent.

posted by claydowling | on Sat, 2012-06-02 10:47
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patrickhosey's picture

Clay

That jig is called the beadlock loose tenon jig. It's awesome. Very fast. You're not supposed to have to clean the mortises out because the tenon stock comes fitted to the mortise. But what I found is that they fit so tight that there wouldn't be any room for glue in there so I clean them up a little. The pocket screws were just to add clamping pressure without a clamp.

Also I'm nowhere near mastering the spray gun yet. What a weird world that is.

Patrick

posted by patrickhosey | on Sat, 2012-06-02 14:54

farmhouse table

That was so neat! I want to try something like this but have been so intimidated just thinking about it. You make it look totally manageable and I'm gonna go for it!

posted by Guest Chris (not verified) | on Sat, 2012-06-16 14:36

LOVE this table....what

LOVE this table....what type/color paint did you use on the base?

posted by Beckyo21 (not verified) | on Fri, 2012-07-13 18:05

I love the table! I'm gonna

I love the table! I'm gonna try to build this for my kitchen. Is there a way to make a leaf in the table or something? Bcuz the current size is too big for my kitchen. So I would like to make it smaller, or be able to remove a leaf and add it when I need to.

posted by TeeTee (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-08-15 13:50

Table Leaf Here Too!

I, too, would love to see this plan with a table leaf or two. I have a family of four, but love to have guests over for dinner. The ability to go from a 4 or 6-top to an 8 or even 12-top when needed would be amazing!

Thanks so much for all that you do!

posted by Billie (not verified) | on Mon, 2012-09-24 15:46
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conversion for a square

anyone have specific buy,cut information to do this as a square table for 8? math is not my strong suit, i follow directions great, but not ready to wing it yet

posted by sambenedetto7@g... | on Wed, 2012-09-26 20:53

square

If you make all 4 aprons the same size, you'll get a square without even trying.

posted by Patrick Hosey (not verified) | on Sun, 2012-10-07 09:12

I wanted to make a ten foot

I wanted to make a ten foot table using furniture grade plywood as the tabletop. Also not having a mortise and tenon jig but having a dowel jig how would that change the equation? Thanks

posted by Sugarman (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-10-11 11:52
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You can use furniture grade

You can use furniture grade plywood no problem. You just have to mask off the edges. It's totally up to you but I would avoid using edge banding on a table top. It would just be super cheesy. Again that's your choice though. You can totally use a dowel jig to do the same thing I did using the tenon jig. If you have a kreg jig then you can mix the two as well. If not, you'll need some long clamps.

posted by patrickhosey | on Thu, 2012-10-11 11:58

I plan on putting some kind

I plan on putting some kind of molding on the edges. i have a nailgun and compressor so it will be a cinch. I also have a kreg pocket hole jig. It is a great tool. Pocket hole versus dowel, which would you recommend? Also your table is 8 feet long. Do I have to modify the plans at all to go to 10 feet? Maybe add another crosspiece?

posted by Sugarman (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-10-11 19:24

Also any recommendations for

Also any recommendations for the wood I use? Oak has a bolder grain which doesn't really work because i am going for a more refined look. I mostly work with maple. That should be fine, no?

posted by Sugarman (not verified) | on Thu, 2012-10-11 19:36
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10' table changes

If you are looking for a 10' table top, you'll probably have trouble using plywood for the top, since plywood longer than 8' is uncommon. Getting solid wood that long won't be a problem though.

The biggest problem for you using real wood is that you'll have to glue up the top, which means you'll be using a hand plane to flatten it. That's very easy to do with some basic tools. The Mastering Hand Tools DVD has a good section on how to do it.

I'm working on a big project with maple, and I can tell you that it's miserable to plane to get a smooth surface. Oak is hard but it's a lot easier to work than the hard maple I've been using. One of the reasons for the popularity of cherry and walnut is that it's easier to work.

posted by claydowling | on Fri, 2012-10-12 06:55

The table is awesome and the

The table is awesome and the video is a work of art! So wonderful.

posted by SarahBeth (not verified) | on Wed, 2012-10-24 19:57

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