This step by step woodworking project is about wooden diy 6 feet wood farmhouse bench plans. If you want to make a sturdy farmhouse table with a rustic look, this X-shaped leg project might be right for your needs. This wood bench seat is easy to build but it features a neat design. See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
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6ft Farmhouse Table – Free DIY Plans
- A – 4 piece of 4×4 lumber – 32 1/4″ long, 2 pieces of 4×6 lumber – 22″ long BASE
- B – 8 piece of 4×4 lumber – 14 1/4″ long BRACES
- C – 2 piece of 2×4 lumber – 68″ long, 1 piece – 15 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 45″ long, 2 pieces – 2″ long STERTCHER
- E – 5 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 57 1/2″ long, 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 36 1/4″ long TABLETOP
- 3 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 4×6 lumber – 4′
- 3 piece of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 10′
- 3 1/2″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws
- 2″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue,
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a farmhouse bench
The first step of the project is to build the base for the farmhouse table. Use 4×4 lumber for the components, as show in the diagram. Use a saw to make the angle cuts to the both ends of the beams, for a decorative look. Moreover, you need to make notches to the top supports, so you can fit the 2×4 supports that will hold the tabletop. Use a circular saw to make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a chisel.
The next step of the project is to assemble the side frames. Use 4×6 lumber for the vertical supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the support, on both sides. Insert 2 1/2″ screws and add glue to the joints to lock everything together tightly. Make sure the edges are flush and add glue to the joints.
Use 4×4 lumber for the X-shaped braces. Use a saw to make the 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the top supports. Use a saw to make a 45 degree bevel cut to both ends of the supports. Center the supports into place and then secure them to the 4×4 supports with 3 1/2″ screws. Use 2×4 lumber for the support that hold the long supports together. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 15 1/4″ slat and then secure it to the supports with 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×8 lumber for the tabletop components. Drill pocket holes through the slats, as shown in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and then insert the 2 1/2″ screws.
Center the frame of the table to the top. Drill pilot holes through the stretcher and supports, and then insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×4 lumber for the stretcher. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the beam and then secure it to the side frames with 2 1/2″ screws. Center the stretcher into place and make sure the corners are square.
Attach decorative 2×4 pieces to the exterior of the table, as shown in the diagram. Use glue to lock the decorative pieces into place.
Fill the holes with putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the table.
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