Create your own Restoration Hardware inspired rustic dining table in a weekend following our step by step woodworking plans and save yourself thousands of dollars
If you’re looking for PDF plans for this table, you can click here to jump straight to those!
You don’t see a ton of kitchen photos on this blog and it’s mostly because I don’t love it because I see so much I want to change, but also because I’ve never loved our kitchen table. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it and it was perfect for our old house which was way more cookie cutter and our dining area needed a high top table. But it just didn’t feel right in this house that had lower ceilings and just a different feel altogether.
I know it sounds crazy, but I’ve just always wanted a huge rustic dining table. Which is cool and all except in this house, we don’t have an actual dining room so it’s gotta be smack dab in the middle of our kitchen. It also didn’t necessarily have to be farmhouse dining table. I mean, I woulda been cool with a live edge table with hairpin legs or something super sweet, but lo and behold, a DIY farmhouse style table is what we’ve gotten ourselves into.
In case you’re wondering, here’s all the DIY projects we’ve done in this kitchen since we lived here:
If you’ve done a Google or Pinterest search recently on DIY farmhouse table plans or even just a farmhouse kitchen table in general, there are THOUSANDS. Not exaggerating at all. The only problem was all the plans I found there was just at least one or two things I didn’t necessarily love about them.
So, what do you do when that happens?
Force your poor hardworking husband to build you one exactly to your liking based off a picture of a little FOUR THOUSAND DOLLAR ONE from Restoration Hardware.
FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS?!?! Ain’t nothing gonna be sat on and covered in crumbs and spilled drinks for $4000 in this house. Nah dawg. So, want to know how much we spent on ours? Don’t worry, I’ll share that a little bit later.
Restoration Hardware Inspired Rustic Dining Table Plans
Warning: This post will be extremely picture heavy and include lots of numbers because I am going to attempt to give you the actual plans of what we (Jordan) created.
Second warning: While we have since created step by step PDF plans for you, he did NOT actually have plans, so while I’m telling you that you can build your own modern rustic dining table in a weekend, it took us three weekends because he had ZERO plans and did this all in his head. And he’s never done this before. I know. He’s a genius. Somebody get Ana White on the horn.
We also made a matching bench I’m going to include as well, but if you don’t want to do the bench, of course you’ll just omit the wood needed for that part. Our table is 86x40x30 and our bench is 57.5x14x18. That means all our cuts and list reflect that because we wanted places to seat at least 8 people.
DIY DINING TABLE PLANS + BENCH LUMBER LIST
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For the farmhouse table plan:
**Note: If you see lines like \ or / that is my way of trying to denote the direction of your 45 degree angle you’ll be cutting.**
- 4x4x8 (x 4)
- 2×56” (center span supports)
- 2×29” double // 45* (center diagonal supports)
- 2×20.25” (vertical of X end)
- 8×13.25” double / \ 45* (diagonal X end)
- 1x6x12 (x 1)
- 4 x 28 1/8” ripped both edges off to 5”w (top/bottom of X)
- 4 x 5” ripped both edges off to 5”w (feet)
- 2x6x12 (x 2)
- 4 x 34” double / \ 45* – ripped both edges off to 5”w (top/bottom of X)
- 4 x 31” double / \ 45* – ripped both edges off to 5”w (top/bottom of X)
- 2x3x8 (x 1)
- 2 x 34” double / \ 45* – ripped both edges off to 2 1/8”w (breadboard support)
- 2x10x8 (x 3)
- 3 x 68” ripped both edges off to 8”w (tabletop)
- 2x10x12 (x 2)
- 2 x 68” ripped ONE edge off to 8”w (tabletop)
- 2 x 40” ripped ONE edge off to 9”w (tabletop breadboards)
For the Farmhouse Bench:
- 2x8x12 (x 1)
- 2 x 57.5” ripped ONE edge off to 7”w (top of bench)
- 1x4x8 (furring strip) (x 1)
- 4 x 10” ripped both edges off to 3”w (top/bottom of X)
- 4 x 3” ripped both edges off to 3”w (feet)
- 2x4x93” (stud) (x 1)
- 4 x 13” ripped both edges off to 3”w (top/bottom of X)
- 2x3x8 (x 3)
- 2 x 11.25” (center of X)
- 8 x 5 1/8” double / \ 45* (diagonal X end)
- 2 x 47 1/8” (center span supports)
- 2 x 19” double // 45* (center diagonal supports)
We have ZERO cell service in our local “house of wood” store. (That’s what we call Home Depot and Lowes around here since it’s usually all we go for lolz).
If you’d rather me send you a PDF printable version of this free cut list, click the photo below and tell me where to send it!
PDF Printable Wood Cut List
If you’re more of a visual person, we FINALLY created PDF plans for this table!!!! HOORAY! Click below and get your own! These plans vary a bit from the post because after creating several of these, Jordan perfected the process!
Full PDF Table + Bench Plans
STEP BY STEP TO CREATING YOUR RESTORATION HARDWARE RUSTIC DINING ROOM TABLE
This will seem like a lot of steps and it is, but overall, this is a real simple design.
First step to building a farmhouse table of course is making your cuts. You can cut as you go or choose to cut as you need the pieces. Totally your call. He of course cut as he went because we had no plans here.
Next lay out your wood and measure the width of your table top so you know how big the bread boards need to be at the end. Did you guys know the things at the end of these tables was called a bread board? I did not.
I also do not know why they’re called that unless they’re meant to like only cut bread on them. Which doesn’t fit into
my keto lifestyle, but ya girl still LOVES and treasures all that is bread.
Next you will need to drill pocket screws in your boards you’ll use for your tabletop because you don’t want screw holes in the top of your table. I mean, okay, maybe *you* do but we did not. So, pocket holes it is. We have a knockoff Kreg Jig that we got from Harbor Freight and it’s a fraction of the cost and works just as good! Great option if you need pocket holes but don’t want to invest in a Kreg Jig just yet.
Using super huge clamps, clamp 2 pieces of your wood together and screw them together. Hey, nice butt, J! Just kidding, he doesn’t have a butt. Just legs that go all the way up to his back. I digress.
Our table was 5 pieces of 2×10. He drilled 2 of them together for one side and then another 2, and then screwed the middle piece last. Oh, and a fun little pro tip? If you don’t have clamps that go around the pieces of wood, you can use ratchet tie downs to hold everything tightly together while you work. Works like a charm!
Next it’s time to start building the supports for your legs. This 2×6 will be part of the leg but attaching this to your table helps keep your tabletop in place and kind of straightens it out a bit if you have any wonky pieces of wood. And boy did we ever.
Once your legs are fully assembled, then you can attach your lower support beam so that your two legs will connect.
If you’re creating a bench for your farmhouse kitchen table, then these are the pieces for the legs of the bench before Jordan screwed them together. You’ll assemble it the same way the table legs were assembled and the bench will be made of 2x8x12 cut into 2 pieces.
Oh, and don’t forget – use wood conditioner before your stain. Please. I promise you you’ll thank me.
I literally just can’t get over it. I really can’t. It’s everything I wanted and not only that, ready for how much we actually paid for all of this??
That’s right. $136.71 + tax to be exact. You can build this table – a SOLID WOOD RUSTING DINING TABLE mind you – for under $150! If you try to take a look at dining tables even at Walmart, you can’t get a solid wood one for $150.
I don’t do math, but that is well over $3700 in SAVINGS!!! Are you kidding me? Not to mention, yes the table itself was $4000 but the bench was AN ADDITIONAL $1500! Unreal. I would NEVER pay that for a table. EVER. Do you hear me? If I do, you have my permission to stop reading my blog altogether.
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