DIY, East Bay

Farmhouse Table DIY

Shortly after moving in to our new house, we realized that our shoebox apartment dining table wasn’t going to cut it. We were aiming for something that could fit six comfortably, and eight with not too much fussing. After touring our local Crate and Barrel, West Elm, Pottery Barn, CB2, and IKEA, we realized that good furniture isn’t as cheap as one might hope. Shortly after, I stumbled upon a site created by Ana White that had solved this problem for me. She had taken inspiration from high end furniture stores and simply recreated them in simple instructions a modest DIYer could duplicate. Her site is awesome and is the reason I attempted this table in the first place.

Now on to the project….

After reviewing the plans for Ana’s table, we made some changes to accommodate our dining room. The most notable was to shorten the length of the table from 96 inches to 82 inches, and decrease it’s width by 1 inch to 29 inches. Here is a link to the full instructions on her site – Farmhouse Table – ¬†Ana White.


Making of the Farmhouse Table

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The next project is to add a matching Farmhouse Bench (thanks again to Ana White) to one side and find some unique chairs that we’ll paint to match for the other side.