DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Table Projects For Beginners

A good table stands at the core of every dining room, whether it’s a separate room or a part of the open plan social area and regardless of the decor style. That being said, we feel partial to dining areas that have a subtle rustic vibe and we love the look of solid wood dining tables.

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With that in mind, today we’ve compiled a list of farmhouse table plans, designs and ideas for you to be inspired by.

30 Farmhouse inspired DIY tables

Farmhouse table and bench project

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We’ll start with a great little project from instructables which teaches you how to build a farmhouse dining table and a bench using readily available lumber which you can get from your local home supply store. Look for kiln-dried heat-treated lumber for best results. The table has a simple design with a removable top and the bench is mainly just a miniature version of the table with different proportions.

Basic tools to build a farmhouse table with seating

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Building a table is fairly simple, especially if you choose a simple design. A few basic tools and supplies should be everything you need to ensure the success of this project. For example, all it took to build this beautiful farmhouse table was some wood, stain, sandpaper, screws, a drill and a saw.Check out instructables for more details related to this project.

Handmade dining table

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We love the idea of a handmade dining table. It brings character to the room and also makes for a great conversation starter. Give your table sturdy frames and good support so everyone can feel comfortable around it and consider also building some matching benches just to simplify the decor a little and to bring people together. There’s a great tutorial honeybearlane which you can follow so make sure you check it out.

Whitewashed farmhouse table

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A nice idea can be to give your farmhouse table that lovely worn look by lightly sanding it after the paint has dried just to create an uneven surface and to suggest the passage of time. Notice this table has sculptural legs and a white base which contrasts with the dark-stained wooden top. It’s a nice combo often featured in rustic furniture design. Check out iheartnaptime for more information on this project.

Building a farmhouse table – easy plans

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Here’s yet another nice-looking and easy to build farmhouse dining table. This time the contrast between the base and the top is even more noticeable because of the proportions. The table legs are big and sturdy and the top is thin and gives the table a lightweight appearance. All-in-all, a nicely-balanced design. Find the plans and more details on decorandthedog.

Step by step farmhouse table

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A DIY farmhouse table is the perfect project for a patio or a covered deck. By building it yourself you get to save some money plus you get the satisfaction of knowing you made something useful which others can enjoy too. The same can be said about indoor dining areas and the furniture that goes in them. Find the plans and cut list for this table on amber-oliver.

X legs table

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Let’s check out other table designs and plans, like the one featured on buildsomething. The X supports give this table a really nice look with lots of rustic charm. Apart from that, everything else is pretty basic and straightforward. The top is thick and solid, just as it should be for a farmhouse table.

Farmhouse dining table with drop leaf

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Perfect for family dinners and social gatherings, this farmhouse table has an elegant design and is complemented by a matching bench. Also, it can expand thanks to its pull-out side panels adding two extra seats at the ends. The dark stain finish is gorgeous proving just how much the finishing touches matter for a project. Head over to addicted2diy to find out more about this inspiring project.

X legs and Pipes

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If you’re a fan of the X brace farmhouse design there’s also a nice project tutorial on cherishedbliss which you can check out to find out more about this type of table. The metal pipe support beam is a nice design detail as well. It gives the table a hint of industrial charm and is also very practical.

The process to build a farmhouse table

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What’s nice about getting to build your own furniture is that you can adjust the design and the dimensions however you want. In the case of a dining table you get to choose the exact height that you prefer for maximum comfort in addition to other customizable details. Also, you get to choose the finish. Check out this light-colored farmhouse table from lovegrowswild. Isn’t it lovely?

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As you’ve probably noticed there’s no single way to design or build a dining table so that it has that farmhouse look that makes it so charming and there are many variations to choose from. You can find some farmhouse table plans on ana-white which will show you how to build something simple and straight-forward which looks nice and in many ways even transcends trends and styles.

Different table DIY

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Speaking of different styles and variations, we also found a cool farmhouse table building tutorial on eastcoastcreativeblog which you might want to check out. The most notable detail, in this case, is the fact that the legs and the base as a whole seem rather thin compared to the proportions of the table top. Of course, this is intentional and gives the table a lightweight and somewhat delicate appearance.

Beautiful farmhouse table

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We also want to share with you a very beautiful farmhouse table that we found on domesticimperfections. The top is more or less the same as the others we’ve seen so far and the difference here is the structure of the base. It has a nice continuous frame with footrests on all sides and we have to say that this type of design actually gives it an even more authentic farmhouse vibe. Check out the bench too.

Farmhouse table with extension

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There’s one detail which we haven’t really focused on so far, expect for that one other project featured earlier: Extension leaves are very practical in the case of a dining table even when they’re not adding that much more tabletop space. In the case of this project that we found on sweettoothsweetlife it’s about making the sides just wide enough to become more comfortable when someone sits down at either end of the table.

Classic looking farmhouse table

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We’re going to end this list with one of the most classic-looking farmhouse tables we can think of. It’s a simple table with four solid wood legs and a wooden top. There are no embellishments or unnecessary little design details which would often be the case with this sort of tables. Because of this simplicity, you actually have the opportunity to make the space more interesting by adding cool-looking dining chairs with different designs. Check out the plans on boxycolonial.

Modern dining table with box joints


Simple designs give off a modern appeal when applied to furniture, like in the case of this box joint dining table. There is however a subtle farmhouse charm to this project and it lies in the details, like the way in which the top seems to almost hover above the base. Check out jenwoodhouse if you want the plans for this design.

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Round tables are perfect for cases when you want to create a cozy and welcoming ambiance in the room. They bring people together in a way that rectangular tables simply can’t. So if you want to build your own round dining table from scratch, head over to thecreatedhome to check out this beautiful design. It’s simple but also very charming and the patina really suits its overall aesthetic.

Large table with a unique finish

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It’s not the size that makes a piece of furniture special most of the time but in this case we simply can’t ignore it. This is a massive dining table even if it may not look that large. It can seat up to 12 people and the secret behind its charm is the simplicity of the design and finding the perfect finish. Check out thewidowsworkshop to get a behind the scenes look at the project.

A modern farmhouse table

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How do you even make a farmhouse table look modern, you might be asking yourself. Well, blending 2 or more styles together is more common than you think and we often see such combinations in the case of designer furniture. The same applies to anything that you can build at home, this beautiful table included. For more details about it, check out woodshopdiaries.

Outdoor dining table with matching benches

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The key ingredient for making this outdoor table look extra charming happens to be the base which actually contrasts with the top even through they’re both made of wood. A strong and sturdy base is often expected from a farmhouse table and it definitely suits this particular design. The same base style was also applied to the benches. Be sure to head over to housefulofhandmade if you want more details.

Small wooden table for an outdoor deck

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It’s simple and just a bit chunky which is the perfect combo for a modern table that also has a bit of farmhouse charm. This design from bybrittanygoldwyn is perfect if you want a small dining table for your outdoor deck or if you want to set up a cute al fresco dining area in the garden for example. It’s easy to build thanks to the straightforward design.

Turning reclaimed wood into an outdoor table

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Reclaimed wood is perfect for DIY farmhouse-inspired projects because imperfections and ruggedness are actually embraced in this case. That also applied to outdoor furniture in general which is often more chunky and robust compared to the indoor kind. Put the two together and you have the perfect recipe for an outdoor farmhouse table. Check it out on tableandhearth for more details.

Farmhouse-style pedestal table

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Pedestal tables aren’t usually the subject of DIY projects because they’re a bit more complicated than your typical four-legged dining table. However, if you’d like to try your hand at something like this consider a farmhouse style. It’s a simple and forgiving style and this beautiful design from hertoolbelt is the perfect project to start with.

Support beam table and bench combo

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I’m sure you’re somewhat familiar with this type of table and in particular this sort of base. The style is often a symbol of farmhouse design and, as it turns out, building something like this completely from scratch is not exactly rocket science. The tutorial from erinspain tells you everything you need to know about the entire process and it even covers these lovely benches.

Farmhouse table with copper pipe legs

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While it’s true that all-wood tables are very common and farmhouse dining table in particular have wooden bases and matching tops, that’s not the only material you should be focusing on if you ever plan to build something like this. This dining table has a chunky wooden top but its legs are actually copper pipes and the combination looks magnificent. For more details head over to abeautifulmess.

A hairpin leg dining table

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A good way to simplify your design and to make the whole process of designing and building a dining table from scratch easier is by opting for metal hairpin legs. They’re very versatile, match almost every style, they’re easy to install and they come in different varieties and sizes. All that’s left to worry about is finding some reclaimed wood for the top. Check out the tutorial on themerrythought for a bunch of useful tips and info.

Easy farmhouse kitchen table

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It is a bit oversimplified to look at it this way but a table is basically a top and four legs. With that in mind, you can think of this as a nice weekend project. Imagine this lovely farmhouse table in your dining room or in the kitchen. Wouldn’t it make the area look super cozy? The weathered finish sure suits it and you can lean how to get this look by checking out the tutorial on theinspirationboard.

An x brace dining table with industrial hints

An x brace dining table with industrial hintsView in gallery

If it’s a classic farmhouse-style dining table you’re after, the design featured on cherishedbliss is your best bet. The X brace and sturdy wood base are iconic for this style and, to make this design a bit more special, the metal rod add a nice industrial twist to it and actually complements it really well.

A straight cut standard dining table

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If you’re a beginner at the whole DIY furniture thing then your first project shouldn’t seek to be complicated or super customized. Start with a simple dining table for example, one with straight lines, no weird angles and cuts and a forgiving style. The perfect design for that can actually be found on cherishedbliss so give it a try.