Fancy X Farmhouse Table
Build X Farmhouse Table from 2x4s for $65 !!! Free DIY plans from ana-white.com.
4 – 2x10 @ 8 feet long
7 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long
1 – 1x4 @ 12 feet long
3” screws, 2 ½” PH screws, 2” finish nails
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!
8 – 2x4 @ 11 3/8” (ends cut at 45 degrees off square, longest point measurement, NOT parallel)
4 – 2x4 @ 20”
4 – 1x4 @ 28 3/8” **
8 – 2x4 @ 32 5/8” CUT TO FIT **
4 – 1x4 @ 3 ½”
2 – 2x4 @ 65”
2 – 2x4 @ 30 3/8” (both ends cut parallel at 45 degrees off square)
4 – 2x10 @ 96”
** For straight cut legs replace these cuts with:
4 - 2x4 @ 31" (both ends cut at 45 degrees off square NOT parallel LP)
4 - 2x4 @ 34" (both ends cut at 45 degrees off square NOT parallel LP)
Build four of these. I’d simply countersink screws from the backs into the ends of the cross braces.
Then just laminate two with glue and 2” finish nails from each side.
And add the top/bottom. You can use 2” screws here and glue.
And then add the curved pieces. The ends are going to be a challenge – what I do is first cut a 2x4 32 5/8” long with both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends not parallel. Then make a second cut at 45 (or more if your saw cuts higher degree bevels) degrees off square and cut that same board 28 3/8” , short point to short point. Practice with your saw to get the perfect cuts.
And screw the bottom on ...
Followed by the little feet ...
I'd recommend 1 1/2" PHs and 2 1/2" PH screws here ... hide on top and bottom edges
Then the cross braces
And finally the top! If you are using the table outdoors, leave a little space between the boards for water drainage.
And for the alternate ends like Whitney did - just use 45 degrees off square cuts.
For more photos and construction details, please stop over and visit Whitney at Shanty2Chic!