Welcome to Bepa's Garden!
This blog is about organic gardening, healthy eating and healthy living.
Each month I will be posting Garden To-Do Lists, Tips & Techniques, Garden Project Plans, Photos from the Garden, Recipes and Book Reviews.
I hope you enjoy reading and I hope I can inspire others to start a backyard garden!
Happy Gardening!
~Rob~

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Building a Farmhouse Table



Every year around this time, when the summer gardens have just about finished producing, I get the urge to get into my workshop and build furniture.

We had decided a while back to replace our old kitchen table so I was inspired to build a new one for ourselves. I needed to come up with a design that would fit our current kitchen space. We are planning on remodeling our outdated kitchen soon, so I also wanted a table that would fit with the new design. I love the simplicity and functionality of a farmhouse table so I set out to design one.


I decided to use kiln dried pine, because it is inexpensive and I have always been drawn to the warmth and richness of the grain. 


 The legs for the table and benches measure 3-1/2" square, it is a rugged table that will last for a very long time. 


All the parts are cut to fit into each other and held together with glue and screws. I used pine plugs in all the screw holes so they wouldn't be visible when it was painted.


The frames for the table and benches are pretty much built the same way, except for the center stretchers on the table.




The tops of the table and seats have breadboard ends.


Because we have limited space in our kitchen, I designed the benches to fit under the table when not in use so we can easily walk around it.


The table turned out much better than I though it would, especially using kiln dried pine. 
The entire project only cost $95.00!

Now I need to get going on the kitchen renovation so I can replace that hideous floor with either hardwood or slate!


I may include the plans for the farmhouse table and benches in my project plans section if anyone is interested in building one.

~Rob~

**UPDATE**
The plans for the farmhouse table are now available!
Click here to download.

Shared at:

The Backyard Farming Connection 
Deborah Jean's Dandelion House 
The Chicken Chick 
Tilly's Nest
The Self Sufficient HomeAcre 
From the Farm Blog Hop

16 comments:

  1. The project turned out so well! I like how substantial and sturdy the table and benches look. Also really like the look of the wood. Great job!

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    1. Thanks. It really is a sturdy table and will work out perfectly in our new kitchen. Now I need to get started on the cabinets.

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  2. Rob, it turned out amazing! I just love it. You are so talented. I just dusted off my dibble. Almost time for planting bulbs again. Have a great evening!~Melissa

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    1. Thank you Melissa! It was fun to build and I am pleased with how it turned out.

      Yesterday we planted beets, lettuce and lots of greens at the school for the winter garden.

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  3. This is amazing! It turned out so beautifully. Well done!

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    1. Thank you Jen! Now I need to get going on the rest of the kitchen.

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  4. Wonderful project! Yes I would definitely be interested in these plans for my husband, who would do the building for me. Haha! Thank you for sharing, great blog!

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    1. Thank you. I will get the plans posted soon!

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  5. Beautiful! I've had a project like this in mind for year, but haven't done it yet. Love the stain color!
    Sarah @ The Free Range Life

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    1. Thanks! I just posted the plans for the table and benches on my project plans page.

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  6. I absolutely love the new table and benches... I am bookmarking this - I hope I can make one next year after we move to our "forever" home (retiring to Tennessee!).

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    1. Thanks, the plans are now on my site. It is very easy to build.

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  7. Absolutely goregous! I love the rugged chunky legs. You are talented. Thanks for sharing!

    Please join us again Thursday at:
    The HomeAcre Hop

    ~Ann

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    1. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that your post will be featured at Thursday's The HomeAcre Hop. I will also tweet, facebook, and +1 your post. Please stop by and grab the featured button at:

      http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-homeacre-hop-autumn-giveaway.html

      Congrats!
      ~Ann

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    2. Thank you for such nice comments and thanks for featuring my post!!
      ~Rob

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  8. Hi,
    You were my featured post on the HomeAcre Hop this week! You can grab our featured button if you like! :) We are also having some giveaways this week, so make sure to stop by!
    Sandra
    http://www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com

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