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I have a wedding coming up that I’m decorating for. The bride and groom are the cutest and want a modern outdoorsy feel. Clean lines and greenery. I thought one of the main focal points could be a simple farmhouse table for the newlyweds to sit at during the reception. Even though my table was made for a wedding, I feel that this table would be an amazing addition to anyone’s backyard patio! And you can get all the supplies at your local hardware store!!
- (2) 10″x2″x12′ boards
- (1) 2″x4″x8′ board
- (1) 2″x4″x12′ board
- (1) 4″x4″x12′ boards
- (16) 3/8×3″ bolts
- (16) 3/8″ galvanized washers
- (12) 3″ screws
- Wood stain
Start by cutting all of your lumber to size. The 2×4’s will make up the table frame that the top will sit on and will hold the legs. You will need two 2x4x66″ and three 2x4x30″ for the long and shorts sides. (8′ board = one 66″ & one 30″, 12′ board = one 66″ & two 30″)
Cut your 4×4 board to make your legs. You’ll need four at 28.5″. You can stain your wood either before or after building. I prefer before but because of timing, some of my pieces weren’t stained until after the table was built.
Also, cut your 2×10’s in half to create the four pieces for your table top. Like I said earlier, this wedding calls for clean lines and so I trimmed a 1/2 inch of each long side to get rid of the bevel. You’d need a table saw for this if you wanted to do the same.
Lay out two of your 4×4 legs and lay one of your 2x4x30″ pieces on top. Predrill holes for your bolts.
Then switch to your hex bit and screw in your washers & bolts, making sure they are tight.
Side 1 finished! Repeat for side two.
Using clamps (or a friendly helper), hold one 2x4x66″ piece in place. Predrill your hole again and place your washer & bolts. Repeat for the other side of the frame.
Outside frame completed! The last 2x4x30 will be used as a center brace.
Lay the table frame on its side (long side down) and place cross brace at center. Place a screw on both sides of the brace, drilling in diagonally. Repeat for the other side of the brace.
Lay your table top down on the frame, measuring to make sure it’s centered.
Using more screws, attach the brace to table top pieces. Use screws at a diagonal to also attach the frame to the top pieces as well.
Touch up any pieces that need staining.
And there you have it!! Look at that beauty!
Perfect for warmer weather and some cool drinks! Or a beautiful wedding reception. 🙂
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