Farmhouse Table 4x4 truss

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Submitted by ayoung82 on Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:40

This is my first attempt to build anything since the age of 17 (school!). I have recently bought a house and tried my arm at installing skirting (base boards in the US I think?) and it piqued my interest. The family needed a table, so I built one..

Its not perfect, but I'm looking forward to many family meals with our young family :)

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
€162 euro in wood (white deal) and left over stain and varnish from my floors
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
White deal (pine)
Finish Used
Rustins Medium maple & satin varnish
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:48

Great job! ... it looks great. I know you are not in US, but did you just use the cheap pine? I made a farmhouse bed with it this past fall and I have had problems with it shrinking on me. I want to do this table, and I know that the kreg will keep it tight ... I just need to buy one. Good work!


Fri, 08/01/2014 - 08:32

Hi bclute... thanks for the comment and the compliment. As for your question about the type of pine, I’m so new at this I’m not sure really. I understand there are grades of timber, but I went to my local timber yard and got what they had. Construction grade I believe. The bed is my next project so it's interesting to hear about your project. I suppose letting the wood dry fully is an option, but that takes a lot of time. I used the Kreg HD, it was great and easy to use, although clamping it each time makes for a slower job than the standard jig. Thanks again A

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