Monday, February 4, 2013

Making A Farmhouse Table Part 2

We are making good progress on our Farmhouse Table, you can see Part 1  here.
Here's a pic of the legs we cut from a headboard and foot board.
We cut the end balls off and the flat part will now be the bottom of the leg.

One of the legs before painting. The legs were cut to 29 inches. There were areas to fill with wood putty where it was attached to the head and foot boards.

We used corner braces to attach the legs to the apron.

View from the other side. 

So here are the legs attached to the apron. I love how chunky the legs are, they measure 4 inches wide at the tops. The side rails are 80 inches by 3 1/2 inches wide. The end rails are 28 inches by 3 1/2 inches. There are a lot of things to think about when you're making a table, will there be enough room for the chairs, comfortable table height, apron width so as not to squish your thighs when sitting down, hoping you don't eat so much that your thighs grow thereby thwarting your carefully measured boards. Yep all sorts of things to think about.

We will be adding cross members and gussets tomorrow. This is going to be one heavy and sturdy table, that's why we are assembling it inside the house. See those chairs behind the table? I picked up six of them at Goodwill for $100, they'll be used with the farmhouse table after some sprucing up. I'll be painting the legs and apron tomorrow on Part 3.
Update....Part 3 HERE



  1. Simply brilliant! Can't wait to see it finished.

  2. Way to go! After seeing your kitchen projects, I have no doubt this will be amazing!

  3. This is great progress. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

  4. It is going to be s lovely!! Can't wait to see the finished table!!

  5. I love your creative mind...can't wait to see part 3.

  6. This is a great project, can't wait to see it finished. I am sure it will be beautiful.


  7. I'm also interested in living in a mobile home and absolutely LOVE everything that you post...Thank you for posting...can't wait to see part 3 of your Farm table.

  8. It's gonna be amazing! It is fun finding things for practically nothing and making something like this. I can hardly stand to pay full price for anything anymore. I can't wait to see the table all done! I KNOW it will be to die for cute when you're done with it!


  9. I love how it's looking already! It will be a wonderful table. I think it's so creative how you've come up with the pieces for the legs on the table.

  10. Can't wait to see it when it is finished Teresa!

  11. Wow Teresa!! Your table is going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see the final reveal!

  12. Love the legs and it is going to be gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

  13. I am now one of your newest followers, just so I can see what you guys continue to do with this table! I even had to show Hubby...very impressive.
    Come for a visit....

  14. Very nice ... it will look perfect in your house. Great deal on the chairs too! Looking forward to part three.


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