4x4 Truss Table--for big family

Submitted by Rasalhague on Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:58

This is the third time I've used Ana White's plans--and while each has been solid and doable, I think I'm getting better.  This project was based on Ana's amazing 4x4 Truss Table, and enlarged according to DIY Pete's 2x10 version.  The final tabletop dimension is 87"x46" using 5-wide 2x10s.  I added cross struts centered under the tabletop so that boards 2 and 4 are screwed to their neighbors as well as braced from beneath.  

Pocket screws throughout, except the diagonal braces which are held together with 1/4"x6" countersunk wood screws.  

Solid, tasteful, and built to last--my family wants to spend time around the table in ways they did not before.  Ana's awesome!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$350
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Fir and Pine
Finish Used
MinWax Red Mahogany Stain throughout with two coats of MinWax Semi-Gloss polyurethane on the benches and tabletop. 
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate