4x4 Truss Beam Table

Submitted by adkates on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 07:56

We needed a dining table. We saw this plan and fell in love. It didn't look like it would be impossible for two people who have never made furniture, so we gave it a shot! We finished it over three weekends and couldn't be happier with how it came out. Thank you for the plans!!!
Tips: we were initially skeptical about using regular old lumber, but it came out amazing.
Rustoleum stain and polyurethane...use it!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$150 (we bought a new sander too)
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Regular lumber from home depot
Finish Used
Rustoleum Ultimate Stain in Dark Walnut (single coat) and Matte Polyurethane.
Recommended Skill Level



Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:56

Hi there! Beautiful table.

This is my first time doing any sort of woodworking. Do you recall the type of wood you used? I'm not sure what kind would be best. Any help would be great :)



Sat, 11/12/2016 - 09:38

I want to make this table for my son's dining room.  Home Depot Yellow pine has curved edges so my question is.  How did you get the tabletop so flush without the curves showing on all the wood piece edges?  This flat no edge appearence is what I want to make it look less like a pic-nic table.


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