Farmhouse Table - Pocket Hole Plan - Modified

Submitted by bsarrett on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:06

In addition to adding two matching benches (idea from another post based on this plan), the following changes were made to the original plans:

1. Shortened the length of the table by about 14 inches.
2. Cut notches into the leg posts for the aprons to rest in.
3. Eliminated the stretchers (my wife didn't want them).
4. Cut the square 4x4 posts to an octagon shape (wife didn't want square legs)
5. Trimmed edges of 4x8 and 4x10 boards (wife didn't want the notches in the top caused by the rounded edges).
6. Used biscuits in addition to the pocket hole screws to assemble the table and bench top pieces.
7. Used a 1/2" rounding bit and router on the top and bottom edges of the table and bench tops.
8. Attached 3-1/4" Floor Protector Gripper Furniture Feet to the bottom of each leg.

End result: a very happy wife!

Estimated Cost
Around $150 for lumber, hardware and finishing supplies.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
I used oil-based stain and polyurethane in the finishing of this project. Before appliying the stain, I used Varathane Premium Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner to provide a better coverage on the pine. For the top of the table and benches I used Varathane Premium American Walnut wood stain. For the legs I used Varathane Premium Sunbleached wood stain. I then applied 2-4 coats of Varathane Satin Oil-Based Interior Polyurethane (two on the legs, three on the bench tops and four on the table top)..
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate