Round Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 01/22/2019 - 20:57
Difficulty
Intermediate
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The farmhouse table goes cozy in this round version.  Easy to build base from 2x4s.  Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

I'm still winning the war, but it isn't without lots of battling.  The family is walking right past our dining table and plopping themselves on the couch and attempting to eat their meals.  

If I could choose between being the nag and not being the nag, well, I'd rather not be the nag.  So how else to get the family to sit down and eat at the table without being reminded?  

I'm not really sure.  But I'm going to try.

Maybe our big rectangular farmhouse table was just too big, too cold, and the benches too hard?  Maybe it feels lonely sitting at such a large table?  

So I'm trying something new.  

We built a new table, but this time it's round. 

Maybe this is my ticket to less nagging and less crumbs in the couch.  It's also quite pretty and makes my space feel gigantic.  I like it.

I've been a little skeptic about round tabletops just because they aren't supposed to be the easiest to build. But we figured out how to cut out a round tabletop with a circular saw and make it look this good with basic homeowner tools. 

Yep - we cut that tabletop out with a CIRCULAR SAW. You read that right.

And we shared are secrets to cutting out round tables in this video (as well as how to build the base)

If you liked this round farmhouse table, we've got you covered with the free plans below.  

Build it!

XO Ana

Dimensions
60" round table - seats 4-8

Preparation

Shopping List

7 - 1x6 @ 10 feet long - cut longest boards first, work down to smallest boards with scraps

4 - 2x4 @ 12 feet long (can be in smaller pieces or 6 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long)

1 - 2x6 @ 8 feet or stud length

2 - 3/4" self tapping wood screws

1-1/4" self tapping wood screws

3/4" plywood scraps (recommended)

 

Cut List

Center

2 - 2x6 @ 28-1/2"

2 - 2x4 or 2x6 @ 2-1/2"

 

Legs

4 - 2x4 @ 24"

8 - 2x4 @ 21" - long point measurement, one end cut at 45 degree bevel

4 - 2x4 @ 16-1/2"

4 - 2x4 @ 8"

4 - 2x4 @ 21-1/4" - long point to long point measurement, both ends cut at a 45 degree bevel, ends NOT parallel

4 - 2x4 @ 15-7/8" - long point measurement, one end cut at 45 degree bevel

 

Top

8  1x6 @ 24-7/8" - Longest point measurement, both ends cut at 22.5 degrees, ends NOT parallel

5 - 1x6 @ 60"

2 - 1x6 @ 57"

2 - 1x6 @ 47"

2 - 1x6 @ 35"

 

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Kreg Jig
Drill
Circular Saw
Miter Saw
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Build the center pedestal.  You can use 2-3/4" screws (paint grade), or for stain grade -  2" brad nails and glue, or pocket holes.  Set aside.

Step 2

Start the legs by building four of the outside frames.  You can use 2-3/4" self tapping screws or pocket holes set for 1-1/2" material and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws.

Step 3

Attach the angled pieces together first with 2-3/4" self tapping wood screws, then attach to the 2x4 @ 16-1/2".  Attach inside the leg frame.  Add the bottom foot.

Step 4

Once all four leg pieces are built, attach to the center pedestal with 2-3/4" screws.  Everything is flush to the top.

Step 5

Step 6

Cut the tabletop boards and mark centers.  Line up and attach together with 3/4" pocket holes and 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.  Remember that the tabletop will be cut down and avoid placing screws that could be cut with the saw in next step.

Step 7

Attach the octogon ring to the tabletop with glue and 1-1/4" screws.  

Cut the circle out (see video for detail).

Step 8

Attach base to tabletop.

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Comments

kwaltons

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 06:26

Does anyone have suggestions for making this smaller? I LOVE the design, but my space won't allow for a 60" table. I'd like to make it 48"-50", but I'm getting flummoxed by the octagon and how to transfer the measurements. Does anyone know of an online calculator that would help with the process? 

Thanks in advance! 

In reply to by kwaltons

Brian Famous

Sat, 02/02/2019 - 08:59

kwaltons,

if you want the table top to be 48" in diameter instead of the current measurements, you actually just need to knock 5" off of each of the 1x6 boards.   So instead of 24 7/8", you need to cut them to 19 7/8".   That should allow a 48" diameter circles to be cut if you ensure your fulcrum is dead smack in the middle.

Hope this helps!