Counter Height Fancy X Farmhouse Table

Submitted by Ana White on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 13:20
Difficulty
Intermediate
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Free plans to build a counter height X base farmhouse table.  Step by step diagram, video of build process and cutting and shopping list included.  From Ana-White.com

counter height farmhouse table plans

Want to build a custom counter height table for your dining space?  In this free tutorial, we show you how to go from hardware store lumber to this beautiful table!

Thank you Jen for the awesome project video and doing such an amazing job on this counter height table!

Ready to build it yourself?  The free plans are below.

PS - Here are the stools used.

Dimensions
dimensions for counter height farmhouse table
Counter height, suitable for six stools.

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 1 - 1x4x6'
  • 1 - 4x4x6'
  • 4 - 2x4x8'
  • 5 - 1x6x5'
  • 2 - 1x2x8' 
  • 60 - 2-1/2" self tapping star bit construction screws (recommend #8)
  • 8 - 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
  • 30 - 1-1/4" pocket hole screws
  • 1-1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
Cut List

LEG SETS

  • 2 - 1x4 @ 27-1/2"
  • 2 - 4x4 @ 31-1/2"
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 27-1/2" - long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degree bevel, ends NOT parallel
  • 4 - 2x4 @ 3-1/2"
  • 8 - 2x4 @ 13-3/8" - long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degree bevel, ends NOT parallel

CENTER

  • 2 - 2x4 @ 35-1/2"
  • 1 - 2x4 @ 26-5/8" - long point to short point, both ends cut at 45 degree bevel, ends ARE parallel
  • 2 - 2x4 @ 13-3/8" - longest point measurement, one end cut at 45 degree bevel

TABLETOP

  • 5 - 1x6 @ 58-1/2" 
  • 2 - 1x2 @ 58-1/2"
  • 2 - 1x2 @ approximately 29" - measure and cut to fit
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Kreg Jig
Drill
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander

Instructions

Step 1

Build two leg sets as shown with the 2-1/2" star bit construction screws.  Start in the middle and work outward.

Make sure the legs are square as you attach - the cross braces will work out perfectly if you are square.

Step 2

Drill two pocket holes on each end of the 2x4s and attach, so the pocket holes are hidden underneath.

Step 3

Fit the longer 2x4 in first and attach centered inside the opening.

Step 4

Scribe the smaller pieces and attach as shown in the diagram with the 2-1/2" screws.

Step 5

For the tabletop, I recommend following my video tutorial here to build a pretty 1x tabletop.  You'll use the 1-1/4" pocket hole screws to assemble.

Step 6

Optional: 1x2 trim can give the tabletop a thicker profile.  Attach with 1-1/4' brad nails and glue.  1x blocking can be added behind the edge to further strengthen.

The tabletop was finished using this tutorial.

Step 7

Attach the top from underneath with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws or other 1-1/4" wood screws.

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