DIY Farmhouse Dining Room Table

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

 

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

 

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Hi there, this is Ben Ridley here to share with you about our exciting new addition to our home. Now, before your minds get carried away, I’ll save you the suspense and let you know right away that it is a DIY project. For years, Ruthie and I have talked about the possibility of building a barn style table. After much blood, sweat, and thankfully no tears, our dreams have come true. Let me just preface this by saying, I don’t consider myself to be an amazing woodworker by any means. Besides from the platform bed and headboard that I recently built, this is only my second project working with wood in this form. All my experience up to this point has been in structural construction which usually ends up being covered with drywall. Having said that though, I cannot wait to begin my next project! I think I am addicted.

Being the planner that I am, I spent months scouring the internet for the perfect blueprint. I ended my search with the design I found on a YouTube channel called LRN2DIY. They also have a website you can check out for other great DIY projects here.

If you’re a visual learner like me, watching a video first helps immensely.

Its a Biblical principle that a workman is only as good as his tools, to which I can definitely attest to. With that being said, I would like to give a big shoutout to Home Depot for sponsoring this project and providing me with the amazing tools that I used.

Now lets get into the nitty-gritty and talk about the lumber that I used. One thing to also keep in mind is that most big hardware stores will make your cuts for you.

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Cut List:

Base: 4″ x 6″ Lumber

1’ 9” – 4

1’ 1” – 2

2’ 8” – 2

3’ – 2

4″ x 4″ Lumber

5’  – 1

2″ x 4″ Lumber

3’ 9” – 2

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

 Top: 2″ x 12″ Douglas Fir

7’ 9” – 4

2″ x 4″ Lumber

3’ 6” – 2

2″ x 2″ Lumber

7’ 9” – 2

Once I had all my cuts laid out, I started with the base assembly. I used 6” x 3/8” lag bolts to attached the legs. These were a bit of a bear to screw in and I highly recommend using a an impact driver drill. After completing the base I then began working on the top of the table. I attached the 2 x 12’s using wood glue and pocket screws. I used the 2 x 4’s as a nice little end cap for the table and then the 2 x 2’s ran along the length for my skirt.

Next came the labor intensive part…Sanding! I started off using a belt sander to level the surface as best I could. Then I switched over to my orbital sander and went from a 60 grit sand paper all the way up to 220 grit. I gave the base a light sanding as well but I wasn’t too concerned with making it as smooth as the top.

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Home Depot: Building a barn style table with a simple plan and user friendly tools from Home Depot. If I can do this, so can you!

Finally it was time to stain. We decided to use a Dark Walnut stain by Miniwax. After applying 2 coats I finished it off with 2 coats of with Minwax Satin Polyurethane. Ruthie and I carried our new table into our dining room and I then attached the top to the bottom using 4 1/2” lag screws.

Tools and Supplies:

Milwaukee 18v Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Drill Driver and 1/4 in. Impact Driver

Ryobi 10 in. Table Saw

Ryobi 12 in. Sliding Miter Saw

Ryobi 5″ Orbital Sander

Ryobi 3” Belt Sander

Ryobi 3-1/4 in. Corded Hand Planer

3/8” x 6” Lag Bolts

3” Wood Screws•

Kreg R3 Jr. Pocket Hole System

Kreg 1 1/2” Pocket Screws

Gorilla Wood Glue

What an experience this has been! The table ended up measuring in at 8’ long and is an absolute beast! The benches I ended up building seat 5 adults comfortably and was another fun and easy project. Ruthie recently had a tea party and was able to seat 13 women comfortably at the table just for an idea of the size! She is happy, we are all happy and I can’t stop building. She is addicted to fashion and blogging and I am addicted to building! Ps. Feel free to leave any specific questions for me in the comments! I am happy to answer them all

-Ben

*Special thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring this post, providing equipment, tools and supplies.  All opinions remain my own.

All Photos By: Nicole Quiroz Photography

  • Comments ( 49 )

  • avatar
    Terry anderson

    AmaZIng

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    Oh my gosh! What a beautiful table, I love the stain that was used. I am a visual person too so youtube videos would definitely come in handy.

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    MARETTE fLORA

    THIS LOOKS BEAUTIFUL! hE DID SUCH A GOOD JOB. mY HUSBAND JUST BUILT A BENCH SEAT ON THE PATIO THAT LOOKS SO NICE.

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    Lily

    Uhm…can he come make me one! LOL! It turned out great!

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    Cathy

    I LOVE your table!! Your hubby is so talented! It looks like it will bring years of enjoyment. Love it!

    XOXO
    Cathy

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    Maggie

    Excuse me while I send this to my husband!! It is so pretty!

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    lydia

    Such a beautiful table! your husband has some amazing skills when it comes to wood working! so so cool and love that it’s unique for your family. happy wednesday!!

    xo, lydia

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    Ashley Stephenson

    What a beautiful table! my dad has a farmhouse table and he loves it!

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    Kelsie Sabers

    This turned out amazing! My husband and i redid a craigslist table we found when we bought our new house! I wanted more farmhouse style and it’s kind of there! haha

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    Tiia

    You have a lovely home, thank you for sharing these amazing photos. : )

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    Megan DeMoss

    Wow. Absolutely beautiful. I’ve been dying to have my stepdad make some more furniture for our house and feel confident he could take on this task knowing you nailed it with minimal experience. Can’t wait to see more!

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    Gladys parker

    That table is so beautiful and it reminds me of the one on “The Waltons” television program. You have talent Mr. Ben. Now I want one, although I have no need since there is only one of me.

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    Elizabeth Keene

    This table is an absolute masterpiece! I love everything about it! you guys did such an amazing job!

    xoxoxo
    elizabeth
    akeenesenseofstyle.com

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    Leslie@Peaches&Willow

    Not only is your table (and decor) gorgeous but i just love that your husband made it. it must be pretty special to sit around the beautiful table he made with such love. so sweet.

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    JoeHx

    What a beautiful and cool looking table. and it’s even awesomer that it’s a DIY table!

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    Kachet of The Kachet Life

    Well done, Ben!! It’s beautiful!

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    Rachel R Ritlop

    STOP!! HE MADE THAT?!?!? IT’s GORGEOUS! I don’t mean to type in all caps but i’m like in love. Can you come over and make us one too lol

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses

    Um yeah hi, Ruthie? Yeah, I’m gonna need your hubby to come up to PA and build us a table. THANKS! hahaha omg gorgeous! A+ job to him!

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    Oh to Be a Muse

    Now that’s an impressive DIY. It looks really great. I also have a farmhouse dining table — but I didn’t make it myself, lol.

  • avatar
    Lauryn Hock

    WOW that table is absolutely dreamy and perfect for a family game night! I can’t believe it was a DIY

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    Rachel G

    That table is incredible! I love the color of the stain you chose–this will definitely become an heirloom piece of furniture for your family!

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    Heather

    You did an amazing job! You’ve got a talent and I hope you are using it well. A wonderful table to make memories around.

  • avatar
    Lauren Sheriff

    Omg it’s stunning! I’m going to show my hubby this cause now I want one lol!

    Lauren
    https://www.basicbabelauren.com

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Wow! Great job! I don’t think either my husband or i could take on a project like this (just not in us)! This is such a beautiful talbe!

  • avatar
    Blaire sanders

    love this BLog!!!! TotAlly bookmarking it for the future when i own a home 😍 diy can be so imtimIdating but this sounds pretty simple, oh and home depot ftw!!!

  • avatar
    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama’s Place

    This Farmhouse inspired dining room table is such a lovely piece! You did an amazing job with it. I SO love how it turned out.

  • avatar
    Annemarie LeBlanc

    The dining room table your husband made is beautiful. It will surely bear witness to many, many family memories and hearty meals shared together.

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    Our Family World

    Wow, that was one beautiful project! I like the color you chose to stain the wood. Really lovely!

  • avatar
    Kileen

    OMG!! This DIY is absolutely amazing!! It turned out so beautiful, great job!!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Kelly Reci

    Such a lovely idea. I love DIY things. It shows our creativity. Yur work is so impressive.

  • avatar
    Valerie

    Wow Ruthy this is a gorgroys table and love tour pics!!
    Valxo

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    Tiffany Haywood

    your husband did such an awesome job! I love this table. Bench style tables are always my pick since we have a pretty large family.

  • avatar
    Jennifer Rollins

    that is beautiful! My dad made a coffee table that looked almost just like that when he was in high school.

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    Emily Wilkinson

    Oh my goodness- this turned out wonderfully! it looks so gorgeous & I love that it was a diy project. makes it even more special!

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    Ashley

    This is gorgeous! I’d love to have a farmhouse table when we have a little more space.

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    Amber @ xoxo, Am

    Your table turned out great! I love the Farmhouse style!

  • avatar
    Elizabeth O

    Wow this is incredible! The table looks so lovely and is perfect for a family! Perfect DIY project 🙂

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    Morgan

    Go Ben!!! I can’t believe this was a DIY .. would totally pay good money for this!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    Jill Conyers

    It looks great and i love the style. i’m diy challenged. LOl seeing this table makes me wish i was more into DIY.

  • avatar
    Cindy Gordon

    Farmhouse tables are so pretty. I love the rustic feel the immediately bring to any room.

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    Wendy Polisi

    What an absolutely stunning table! I really love the finish you chose.

  • avatar
    Aduke Schulist

    I love this table. It’s gorgeous! I’d love to build my own farmhouse style table.

  • avatar
    Chelley Martinka

    Your table is gorgeous! I keep saying I want a new farmhouse style table… now all Dave has to do is build it!

  • avatar
    Ada

    Ok I’m obsessed with that table. It is absolute perfection.

  • avatar
    Becky Willis

    That table is absolutely beautiful. seeing the work you put into making that shows such a true labor of love. Now I want my husband to make me one! I can’t say enough just how beautiful this table is!

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    Hannah

    HOw beautiful and so meaningful! Something you both will be able to keep around for years to come and share so many memories with. I always find the thing I put the most work and creativity into becomes the thing I cherish the most:)

    xoxo, Hannah

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    Lynn woods

    You did a great job! We start making our dining room table later this month. I can’t wait! Last year we built our wine racks And coffee table.

  • avatar
    Becca Wilson

    This table looks absolutely incredible! I have always wanted something like this for my home and it is nice to know that the cuts could be made for us at the store.

  • avatar
    Lauren

    This is so beautiful! I want my parents to get a farm table!
    xx
    Lauren

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