This simple farmhouse table is designed to give you all the beautify of real wood, and sturdiness of home built – but without requiring many tools or advanced techniques.

Simplest Farmhouse Table Features

  • Easy to build design features no pocket holes and simple construction techniques
  • Super sturdy
  • Lightweight design, so portable enough to move around with two people easily
  • Smooth top 
  • Optimized for materials (so you’ll hardly have any waste)
  • Paint or stain any color
  • Seats 6 comfortably
  • Can be used as a desk or even a kitchen island (just make the legs 6″ longer)

Perfect for Weddings and Events

The inspiration behind this table was a request from a friend to create five farmhouse tables for a wedding that were sturdy, could hold up to transporting, lightweight enough to move around easily, and as inexpensive as possible.  My husband and I were able to build all five in an afternoon, and my friend stained them up for her wedding

Photo coming soon of tables at wedding

We couldn’t have done with with a more complicated plan, and were very pleased with how durable yet beautiful these tables are.

Using this Table Outdoors

This table can be built for outdoor use too!  We recommend swapping the 1×12 boards on top for 1×6 boards (can be 5/4 cedar deck boards for more longevity), you’ll need six 1×6 boards (same 72″ length) instead of the 1x12s, and leave a 1/4″ gap in between the boards when you attach.  Also recommend attaching with screws (exterior appropriate, about 2″ length), as nails will pull out overtime in an outdoor setting.  Also can use treated for the base, for even greater longevity.

Watch the Build Video

Watch the build video to see live how this table comes together.

Plans for the Simplest Farmhouse Table

The plans for this table follow.  Thank you for using our free plans.  If you build, please post a “brag post” of your table, we love seeing your finished projects and it helps other readers visualize their projects.