How To Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

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How To Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

How To Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

The project was to build a dining room table. We had just moved to a new home, and so we didn’t have any money to buy furniture. With this newer, larger home, we had a huge dining room, and our dining room table was tiny.

Not only did the old dining room table look out of place and too small, but we wanted something larger that we could host a big group of people at. That was the reason we moved into a larger house in the first place.

I had never built a table, though, and so I set out to determine how to build a dining room table. Luckily, there are a lot of options when it comes to DIY rustic farmhouse dining room table designs and ideas.

​Overview of How to Build a Dining Table​

How To Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

Before getting started on building the table, I had to determine what type of dining room table I wanted to build. From the beginning, I knew I didn’t want to . Not that there is anything wrong with a pallet wood table, it just wasn’t what I knew our dining room needed.

As I looked through different types of tables online, I kept finding myself gravitating towards a farmhouse table. After a visit to , I made the decision to move forward with building a farmhouse dining room table. Here are some of the reasons:

- ​The cost to build a DIY farmhouse dining table did not appear to be high. Farmhouse tables are simpler in design than many other styles of tables that you can build, which better suited my furniture style.

- ​The table looked very simple to build, compared to other types of dining room tables. Even though I was looking forward to using my table saw, it looked I could build it with just a if necessary.

- ​The heavy and sturdy design and build would be perfect to withstand an ongoing beating from my young children.

How To Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

- The style had a lot of flexibility. When we had a lot of people over, we could pull a bench up and everyone would still fit. If it was just the family eating at the table, we could use comfortable backed chairs.

- There were a lot of options for the final look. I could put a on it to let the wood shine through​. I could to match a color scheme in my house. Or, I could apply a stain for a deep, rich finish.

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​Picking the Design Plans for My DIY Farmhouse Table

Let me start by saying that ​I wasn't very experienced as a home woodworker when I did this project. I had a decent number of tools in my garage, most of which my dad has passed on to me over the years as he has upgraded. I've gotten a lot better and more experienced since building this table, but I was a novice at the time.

How To Build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

So, as I sat down to determine what type of plans I would use, I made a list of my preferences

I knew if the plans were at all complicated, the table would take me forever, and I might make a decent number of mistakes.

Rather, I wanted something simple. Selecting a rustic farmhouse table was a good move, because you can make some really simple tables in this design.

Simple can look really good too. It ages well, not going out of style quickly. It can as a result.

Most importantly, a simple design is simpler to build. I like .

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