Square Modern Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Ana White on Tue, 09/21/2010 - 11:12
Difficulty
Beginner
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Simple to build square modern farm table. Seats just four, perfect for adding that rustic modern edge to your dining space.  Free plans by ANA-WHITE.com

Rectangle modern farm table plans and matching modern farm bench plans are also available.

square farm table

The modern farm table continues to be one of the most built plans that I have designed.  I believe the reason for it's success is that it's simple, easy to build, stylish, and it's difficult to find a solid wood table in a modern design.  So many of us have built this table.

One of our readers, Tami, built the table and modified it to square.  I was so inspired by Tami's photo, that I just had to offer the plans to everyone else.

I choose to scale down the aprons and legs to 2x4s instead of 2x6s because the table is so much smaller.  This table is a perfect small space table.  Try shortening the legs to 18" for a coffee table too.

Dimensions
squar farm table dimensions
35" x 36" x 30"

Preparation

Shopping List

3 – 2×4, stud length or 8′ length

2 – 2×6,8′ length

2 – 2×2, 8′ length

12 – 3″ screws

72 – 2 1/2″ self tapping Screws

Common Materials
120 grit sandpaper
primer
wood conditioner
paint
paint brush
Cut List

4 – 2×2 @ 33″ (supports)

6 – 2×6 @ 32″ (Tabletop Boards)

2 – 2×4 @ 32″ (Side Aprons)

2 – 2×4 @29″ (Apron on Leg Sides)

4 – 2×4 @ 30″ (Legs)

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Drill
Circular Saw
Power Sander
Level
Drill Bit Set

Instructions

Step 1

Tabletop

If you have a Kreg Jig™, you can join all your boards together first. Otherwise, lay your 2×6 boards on a flat surface and glue and screw the joists to the top. Check for square and keep outside edges flush.

Step 2

Step 3

Legs

Attach the legs with 3″ screws but NO GLUE (so the legs are removable). Keep outside edges flush. TRICK: Only put one screw in each of the legs. Flip the table over and move to it’s final resting spot. Adjust the table so legs are level, top is level, and everything is square. Then add remaining screws.

Step 4

Leg Side Arons

Finally, glue and screw the legs side aprons on with 2 1/2″ screws.

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Comments

Cheryl in Canada (not verified)

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 11:57

You are a mind-reader, Ana! I wanted to build a square modern farm table and was inspecting the original modern farm table plans yesterday, but had doubts as to my ability to modify a plan, being a complete beginner and all. Yay!!! THANK YOU!

tamiknits (not verified)

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:01

oh my gosh! That is my table! WOW! I am so super excited to see it here! I think maybe too many exclamation points? Will be blogging my build at my blog, but haven't got around to it yet, this is the motivation I needed I guess!

I am so excited, seriously, excited, wow!

jennhoff (not verified)

Tue, 09/21/2010 - 16:09

Hi, Ana! I have to say I keep giggling at the sidebar with the different plans on it. It shortens the titles so one reads, "I built my bed. You can t..." Haha, I really needed a good laugh today! I can and I will! :)
This plan, like so many others, is beautiful. Well done!

loveJP (not verified)

Wed, 09/22/2010 - 06:58

I love the square table!!! Ana how would I modify the plan if I wanted the table to seat 8, instead of 4 as shown above??

Woodpeckerpecker

Sat, 10/08/2011 - 15:16

I recently built this table when I moved into my new country home. This fits our small family perfectly, and we have the option of jumping up and down on it and smashing open geodes on it without worrying about it ever breaking. This table is tough!