DIY farmhouse kitchen table


I’m super excited to say we built our first DIY farmhouse kitchen table! After looking at dozens of stores I could not find what I was looking for. They were either too big or too small for our space. The tables were also never the right color. I wanted white legs and a dark top. After not finding the look I wanted, I knew I would either have to refinish a piece or build something. We finished this piece for under $100. Yea baby!!

With the help of my hubs we built this awesome table one Friday night. It only took a few hours to assemble and then we painted it the next day. I’m in love with how it turned out! It was surprisingly not as hard as I thought it would be.

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I love the dark wood against the white wood. Now I’m tempted to build a side table! It’s addicting!


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DIY farmhouse kitchen table tutorial

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  • 4 wooden table legs (29 inches)
  • 2 – 2×4  (8 feet long)
  • 2 – 1×2 (8 feet long)
  • 7 – 2×6 (72″ long)
  • 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws
  • 2″ finish nails
  • wood glue
  • dark walnut stain
  • pure white paint in satin finish

Tools we had on hand:

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Circular saw if you have one  (Lowes cut down all the wood for free)
  • Kreg Jig Kit (this kit is amazing and made our job easier, but you could also use a )
  • Drill
  • Sander



DIY farmhouse table plans

You can find the step by step plans for this DIY farmhouse kitchen table on Ana White’s website. I fell in love with the table below. If you’ve never seen her website before, go and check it out. She has SO many tutorials on how to build furniture.

DIY farmhouse table

Find the exact measurements and directions for this table HERE. I did not use the thick legs (although I LOVE them) because they were $100 EACH and at that price I would rather just buy a kitchen table. ;) They are amazing though! I found my legs at Lowes for $15 a piece making the cost of this table less than $100! Wahoo! Luckily I had leftover white paint, so all I needed to buy was the stain. I also already had a bench from Walmart, so I bought another one on sale for $40. It would have cost me around that to make one, so I figured it was easier to just buy it. I’m all about saving where I can!

I’m in love with the end results and we are enjoying our new kitchen table! Here’s a few more pic’s from around the dining area.

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So what do you think?! I hope you love it as much as I do!  Make sure to check out the full set of free plans over at Ana White’s website!


Thanks for reading! Have a great day!


Many of you have asked on facebook and instagram what color of yellow the walls are. After digging around in the basement I found the color the original owner used. YAY! It looks like it was Honey Blush from Sherwin Williams with extra white. See the exact formula below. Oh and the chandelier is from Pottery Barn and the benches are from Walmart. :)

honey blush yellow paint color


Disclosure: I am part of the Lowe’s Creative Team and was provided with a Lowe’s gift card to create this project.  All opinions are 100% mine. Thanks for supporting these sponsors that allow me to create new and special content for I Heart Nap Time.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Kimberly Sneed posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:16 am (#

    Looks amazing Jamielyn! Love the colors you chose too! xo

  2. Sarah posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:48 am (#

    Ack! It didn’t let me type before I hit “add comment”. I am in LOVE with your table. The wood top is perfection! I’ve been telling my husband that when we buy a house, he’ll be building me a dining room table, so I’m happy to have another tutorial to share with him! (I’m sure he’ll be delighted too ;) )

    • Jamielyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm (#

      Thanks for commenting Sarah! It definitely was a fun project for me and my hubby for our new home!

  3. Timmi posted on July 9, 2013 at 8:35 am (#

    oops! You can delete that first one! I can’t believe how well the benches match the table, I thought you made them to match and had to take a second look when I saw you bought them, awesome job.

  4. natalie @ corduroydreams posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:39 am (#

    I absolutely love this. I’ve been begging my husband to help me build one forever.

  5. Christina @ The DIY Mommy posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:58 am (#

    I love this! You did such an amazing job and I can’t believe you built it in an evening. Just beautiful!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:20 pm (#

      Thanks Christina! Me and my hubs made a great team! :)

  6. Andrea posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:27 am (#

    looks amazing, I too love the contrast of the dark against the white! great table!

  7. Sara posted on July 9, 2013 at 11:54 am (#

    I love how your table work turned out :) There is nothing better than decorate your house with things you have done yourself. I also made some little renovations to my dining table recently, so I share your joy :)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:18 pm (#

      I agree Sara! I also love making things that cost less than they would to buy!

  8. Glory/ Glorious Treats posted on July 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm (#

    OOh, I love this so much!! We need a new dining table and this looks like it might actually be doable! Thanks for all the instructions!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:17 pm (#

      It definitely is doable and such a fun project! Ana White gives really great instructions that help all along the way! Good luck! :)

  9. Kristyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm (#

    SOOO awesome!! I LOVE it! Way to go! :D And, of course, I LOVE the yellow walls. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm (#

      Thanks Kristyn! xo

  10. Crystal posted on July 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm (#

    Beautiful!! You did an amazing job!! Love it!!

  11. JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose posted on July 9, 2013 at 6:40 pm (#

    You did an awesome job! I’m loving two toned furniture. and I love those chunky legs too!

  12. rebecca lopez posted on July 9, 2013 at 9:15 pm (#

    Love it! That’s what I’m doing with our table soon! I have a farmhouse style table but the top is shot and in one solid piece, so I luckily just have to remove that and replace it with the 2 x 6’s. We want benches too. You said you got them at walmart, were they black before? I will have to check them out they would be perfect since our table doesn’t fit with chairs in our kitchen dining area.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm (#

      I just included the link to the post, they were a light wood color before on top! :D

  13. Cristen posted on July 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm (#

    Would you mind linking to the benches? I assume you sanded and stained them as well? The table looks AMAZING. Found the link while looking for a farm table. Wondering if I could do this myself.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:56 pm (#

      I’ll link the benches right now! Yup, we sanded and stained the top!

  14. Whitney posted on July 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm (#

    WooHoooooo! Way to go girlie! LOVE it!! ;-)

  15. Britany posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:22 pm (#

    Great job Jamie!! Seriously I love it, tell Deric good job too! Miss you guys =)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm (#

      We miss you guys too!! Xo

  16. Kelly posted on July 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm (#

    I can’t believe this was only $100! I’m inspired to do something similar. Love it.

  17. Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims posted on July 12, 2013 at 9:58 am (#

    This is so cool! I’m so super impressed with your skills!!!

  18. Denise posted on July 26, 2013 at 4:48 pm (#

    We just had our 5th baby and have officially outgrown out table!! I would love to make this, any tips on making this an 8 person table?? Awesome table!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:10 pm (#

      Hmm…you could just add 2 feet on the length of the table. Also, on Ana White’s website, she has plans for different tables that will set 8! Hope that helps! :)

  19. Steph posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:52 am (#

    Where did you find that rug??? Been looking everywhere for that look! :)

  20. Steph posted on August 12, 2013 at 10:56 am (#

    Can you tell us where you got that rug?? Love it!!

  21. Amy posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:37 pm (#

    You did an amazing job! My husband and I thought we would do the same, but after pricing the table legs at our Lowe’s I’m not so sure now. They are $30 piece!

  22. Laura posted on August 27, 2013 at 1:53 am (#

    What are the dimensions of your benches?

    • Jamielyn posted on August 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm (#

      The dimensions are 48.0 x 14.0 x 18.0 (LxWxH)

  23. Amy posted on September 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm (#

    Can you tell me where you purchased your light fixture above the table?

  24. Lyn posted on October 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm (#

    I can only hope and pray that I can get up to the standard that you aspire to. Beautiful furniture.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Lyn. It is so rewarding when you can make a piece of furniture that you love! :)

  25. amanda posted on December 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm (#

    do you have a link to walmart benches? I couldnt find them how much were they? its beautifuL!!!!

  26. Celsey W posted on January 11, 2014 at 8:37 pm (#

    Did you just use a poly after staining the top?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:51 pm (#

      Yes…I used a Minwax Polycrylic Coat!

  27. Katie posted on January 26, 2014 at 3:21 pm (#

    Love this table! And love your flooring! Could I ask where it’s from? And what’s it called?

    • Jamielyn posted on January 31, 2014 at 3:52 pm (#

      Yeah definitely. It is from Build Direct and it’s called Texas Brown engineered wood! I love it! :)

  28. Nina posted on February 22, 2014 at 7:02 pm (#

    I love the color of your table and we’ve just finished building our first farmhouse table based off of Ana White’s plans! How did you get your stain to go so dark? Did you just do a lot of coats? Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:45 pm (#

      Hi Nina! Yes, I just did 2-3 coats and it gets a lot darker! :) Enjoy your table, we love ours!!

  29. Tammy Linskey posted on February 27, 2014 at 10:59 am (#

    Great Job! Looks Amazing!!! I am curious how has the white paint held up to to high traffic area and your adorable kiddies? I am thinking of doing the same but wondering if it will get dirty, chipped,etc.

    • Jamielyn posted on March 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm (#

      Hi Tammy! It has held up pretty well. It gets some finger prints and scratches, but I think it gives it a nice rustic look! Eventually I will probably touch it up with a thin paint brush! :)

  30. Jennifer Harrell posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:06 am (#

    How well is the bench holding up? I’m reading reviews on the matching table and everyone complains that the wood is soft, I’m assuming the bench is made of the same material? I have 3 kiddos so durability is super important but would also not like to spend a fortune :)

    • Jamielyn posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm (#

      Hi Jennifer! I actually bought the benches from Walmart and stained the top. I have two little kiddos and they are very durable! :)

  31. Kristen posted on March 8, 2014 at 4:37 pm (#

    Hi! I purchased the same benches that you did so I’m curious exactly how you sanded and stained them. After speaking to a few people they recommended poly shades satin with more poly on top due to the amount of sanding that would be required to get to the wood. Did you sand to the original wood and then stain? If so, how did you sand it and how long did it take. Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm (#

      Hi Kristen! I sanded the top of the bench lightly to get the shine off and then I stained over it! I did a couple layers of the stain, so it took about 2 hours!

  32. Heather posted on April 6, 2014 at 10:01 am (#

    I am curious what the name of the white is on your table. I have tried two and still don’t like it. Also, what did you use to finish it. I already have the stain but what top coat did you use? I’m looking something to really hold up to the kiddos. Did you use silicone in the grooves of the table?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:31 am (#

      Hi Heather! The paint I used is called Pure White by Sherwin Williams! Also, I used Minwax Polycrylic as my top coat. I didn’t use silicone in the grooves of the table, but you could…or you could use wood filler! Hope that helps! :)

  33. Brandie posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm (#

    I have priced tables similar to this and they run about $600. My husband and I will be tackling this project very soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:42 pm (#

      When we were looking for a bigger kitchen table thats what we were seeing too! We decided it would be much cheaper to make our own and it was really fun to build it together! :)

  34. Jen Swanger posted on April 22, 2014 at 9:57 am (#

    Your table is beautiful and the basic premise of what I would like mine to look like. My husband and I are in the process of building our first (and hopefully forever) farmhouse table and chairs and benches. I, of course, will be in charge of sanding, staining, and painting and I am curious as to what sort of Poly you used or would recommend on top and how many coats? My MIL suggested shellac/decopage (like they use on wooden bar tops) and that seemed a bit too much to me. When we did our own floors in our first house, I used a floor-specific Poly that seemed to hold up well with the foot traffic and pets, but is it overkill for a table? I have 3 kids so getting a topcoat that isn’t easily phased is pretty important to me. Also, do you need to poly over the painted sections as well? Any advice or help in this area would be immensely appreciated. Thank you so much!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:35 am (#

      Hi Jen! I used Minwax Polycrylic for my finish and I just did 1 coat. It has held up pretty well with my kids, but there are the occasional scruffs. I like the rustic look though, so you could definitely find something that will hold up better! I didn’t poly over the painted sections, just on the wood. Good luck building your table, it definitely is a process but you will be so happy with the results when you are done! :)

  35. Chelsea posted on May 5, 2014 at 9:34 am (#

    Hi! Can you tell me the all the dimensions of this table? I know it is shown above but some of the numbers aren’t clear, I can barely make them out and don’t wanna just guess because I would like to convert to a smaller table.

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:59 am (#

      Hi Chelsea! I just measured my table and the top of the table is 38 inches by 65 inches and the height is 31 inches! Hope that helps! :)

  36. Randi posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:02 am (#

    Where did you find the table legs? I find that not many stores carry nice table legs any more. Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 1:27 pm (#

      Hi Randi! I found my legs at Lowes for $15 a piece!

  37. Christine posted on May 28, 2014 at 11:06 am (#

    What about the dimensions for the benches?

  38. Jen M. posted on June 14, 2014 at 3:22 am (#

    Love this table! You said in the comments that you didn’t use silicone to fill in the cracks. Do you have trouble with food/crumbs getting caught in the cracks?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:03 pm (#

      Hi Jen! I ended up using silicone! You could also use wood filler and it helps to keep the crumbs out! :)

  39. Kelsie posted on June 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm (#

    This is amazing! I was thinking of making a small side table with this same style. It’s on my to-do list, and I hope it turns out like yours! :)

    Here’s my most recent DIY:

    I can’t wait to start this next one!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 2, 2014 at 5:01 pm (#

      A side table would be darling! Thanks for stopping by Kelsie! :)

  40. Kelli posted on June 26, 2014 at 11:59 am (#

    I love this table! I havea table I love now but I just want to take the top off and do my own. I have one question though. What are you putting in the cracks if anything to prevent crumbs and food from getting stuck? I read silicone on your link but what is that?! Thank you!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:01 pm (#

      Hi Kellie! Yes, I used silicone. You can find it at Lowe’s in the section by the glues. You could also use wood filler! :)

      • Jim posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm (#

        At what point did you add the silicone to the cracks? I’ve stained my table already, but haven’t put the polyurethane on yet. Not sure if I do it before the polyurethane or after.  Thanks! 

      • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:54 pm (#

        I added it before the polyurethane. Also, make sure it is the clear kind. :)

  41. Sasha posted on August 18, 2014 at 4:04 pm (#

    Love the table.  Do you have plans for the bench too? 

  42. Nancy Jane posted on August 21, 2014 at 8:57 am (#

    This is awesome! I just started looking on how to make a DIY farm table and I found your page on pinterest.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:37 am (#

      Thanks Nancy! It was a fun project with my husband! I definitely couldn’t have done this one alone. :)

  43. Tom Mullin posted on August 23, 2014 at 12:58 am (#


    • Jamielyn posted on September 11, 2014 at 12:41 am (#

      Thank you Tom! :)

  44. Jane King posted on October 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm (#

    I love the benches wit the farm table too. Looks like 2 piano benches.

  45. Leah posted on January 5, 2015 at 9:01 pm (#

    whaf kind of wood did you use for the top? Are they pine planks?

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:08 pm (#

      Hi Leah! Yes, I believe we used pine wood! :)

  46. Emily posted on February 6, 2015 at 9:29 am (#

    Hi! I was wondering how easy it was to sand and stain the bench. Did the color turn out smooth as it would if the wood started out unfinished? Would you recommend doing that for the table top that comes with the walmart bench? Thank you! 

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:52 pm (#

      Hi Emily! It definitely would be easier using raw wood, but it worked well after sanding it down! :)

  47. Jacquekyn Haigler posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:18 pm (#

    Can’t wait to start on my table!

  48. Katie J posted on March 16, 2015 at 3:42 pm (#

    Table looks great!! Where did you get your table legs from? 

    • Jamielyn posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:33 pm (#

      I got the legs from Lowes for $15 each. :)

  49. Jeremy posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm (#

    My wife and I love the table, and will be starting one soon. I like that you used the smaller legs. What size did you aprons end up being with thinner legs on the table? Also, would you recommend a glossy paint for the bottom? Thanks!

  50. Alisa posted on March 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm (#

    hi, I love the table and have looked at several tutorials online, but something that has given me hesitation on really doing this myself is the cracks in the wood on the top. With 2 little ones and one on the way, I don’t want to invest in a kitchen table that looks awesome, but never gets really clean in all the crevices. Is this a problem for you?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm (#

      Hi Alisa! I also have two little ones and was worried about that. We do get some crumbs in the cracks, but it isn’t too bad. It comes out with a butter knife or toothpick. :)

  51. tricia posted on April 13, 2015 at 4:29 pm (#

    Did you have to change the plans you used from Ana White to accommodate the different legs you bought from Home Depot? Also how long ago did you get the bench from Wallmart? Was it in store or did you get it on line?


  52. tricia posted on April 13, 2015 at 6:18 pm (#


    Update to my prior comment. I just ordered the bench on line from Walmart. So that question is answered. Just still want to know if you had to change the Ana White plans when you used the legs you got from Lowes? Also what size legs did you get. I see some that look similar to yours which are only $10.26 each and are item 8131 model 2912 and are called the Waddell 15 1/4 in Country Pine Legs.

    I asked because I love the way that Walmart bench goes with your table/ Thanks Tricia

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 6:48 pm (#

      Hi Tricia! I am so sorry but I don’t remember the size of them.

  53. Katie posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:55 am (#

    Do you have any problems with food getting in between the planks on top?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm (#

      We haven’t had too much trouble with food getting stuck. Using silicone or wood filler helps with that! :)

  54. Kim posted on May 23, 2015 at 11:34 pm (#

    Omg! I’m in awe! Just a pure beauty. My husband and I will be building a similar one this week and I just can’t wait. Any suggestions on where to find gorgeous chairs like yours? 

    • Jamielyn posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:24 pm (#

      Hi Kim! I found my benches at Walmart! I have seen some really cute farmhouse chairs at Target though. :)

  55. Andrea posted on May 25, 2015 at 10:23 am (#

    You go girl! You did a wonderful job without breaking the bank.  I’ve recently fallen in love with Annie Sloan chalk paint.  It can be painted on anything and easily distressed with sand paper.  Recommend trying it sometime on future country projects.

  56. Carissa posted on June 27, 2015 at 10:26 am (#

    Your table is beautiful!! My husband and I can’t wait to start building one as well. How many people can your table comfortably sit? We are planning to use chairs from Target and I’m hoping to fit 6 chairs. 

    • Jamielyn posted on July 1, 2015 at 6:33 pm (#

      Hi Carissa! Our table fits 6 comfortably. We could squeeze 1 more on each edge but it would be tight! :)

  57. Kim posted on July 13, 2015 at 9:44 pm (#

    Do you have instructions for the side benches?  EXACTLY what I”m looking for!  Hubby asks for plans. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 22, 2015 at 11:07 pm (#

      Hi Kim! I bought the benches at Walmart and then stained the top of them to match the table. :)

  58. Katee posted on July 23, 2015 at 8:23 pm (#

    Hi !! You did such an incredible job on your table and benches !! Your table was the sole inspiration for my new table. I just finished making the base with the exact legs you used and am wondering if I needed to change anything to accommodate the size differences in Ana’s legs and the legs we used from lowes. Or should I continue on following the instructions exactly ? I just noticed how small the base looked for fitting 7 2×6 s on top if that makes sense lol. 

  59. Gina posted on July 30, 2015 at 9:31 am (#

    what color stain and polyurethane finish did you use on the farmhouse table top? And what paint was used for legs?

  60. KaTie posted on July 31, 2015 at 2:00 am (#

    We’re the benches from Walmart originally black finish? Just not sure if you painted or if they used to carry the benches in more than one finish. 

    • Jamielyn posted on August 7, 2015 at 12:08 am (#

      They were originally a tan color and I painted them! :)

  61. Faith posted on September 15, 2015 at 10:47 am (#

    Hello I luv this table u did a awesome job I been searching for the right one to make . this is by far the best I mostly fell inluv with the thick legs I know u did not get but I searched for them and found them for all 4,$160 so I got them can’t wait to make my dream table was curious to know though what stain u used brand and all if u can send picks of what u used be great send to my email  and can u tell me exactly what u did be awesome God bless 

  62. Amy posted on October 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm (#

    Do chairs comfortably under this table? My husband was questioning the height of the table with the 2x4s around it. Thanks

    • Laura Capello posted on October 20, 2015 at 7:02 am (#

      We haven’t had any issues with bumping legs or knees. :)

  63. Amy posted on November 10, 2015 at 3:51 pm (#

    Did you use pre-stain? I’m reading from a lot of people it makes it much easier. I wasn’t planning to but if it won’t work well without it I will. Thanks

    • Laura Capello posted on November 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm (#

      We didn’t on this project – I haven’t read enough nor experimented with pre-stain yet, personally. :)

  64. honeymoon posted on February 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm (#

    amazing and nice decor..

  65. Lindsey posted on April 24, 2016 at 4:01 pm (#

    I love this table!!! Since you used the less chunky table legs, did you have to adjust the measurements of the side aprons? Or did you still use Ana whites original measurements?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 24, 2016 at 4:26 pm (#

      Original measurements! :)

  66. SuzyQ posted on May 3, 2016 at 2:31 pm (#

    I love love love this!  What kind of wood did you use?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 3, 2016 at 5:44 pm (#

      We used pine!

  67. Naomi Cope posted on May 16, 2016 at 1:15 am (#

    Love this table!  And I love your paint color!  Now what I want to know, is… where did you get that fabulous light fixture?!!  It’s amazing.

  68. Jack posted on May 17, 2016 at 11:30 am (#

    How wide are the tops on those benches? They look great with that table! And maybe the overall height of the benches also. This is my next project. Thanks for the great pictures!!!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm (#

      The dimensions are 48.0 x 14.0 x 18.0 (LxWxH)

  69. Jordan posted on July 12, 2016 at 11:32 am (#

    Where did you find your table legs? We are looking to build one but haven’t found the chunky legs like that anywhere yet!  😊

    • I Heart Naptime posted on July 12, 2016 at 11:35 am (#

      I found my table legs at Lowe’s! :)

  70. Meredith posted on January 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm (#

    I was wondering if you could please explain how you stained your bench? I just bought one and I’ve been trying to sand it down to stain it but it seems like it’s taking forever to get the shiny coat off! 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 13, 2017 at 10:44 am (#

      The bench came that way. (I was lucky that it matched everything beautifully!)

      Sometimes, if you can’t sand a stain off, you have to use a stripper (lots of chemicals, safety gear, etc.). The local hardware store should be able to help you select everything you need. :)

  71. Jazmine posted on March 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm (#

    Thank you for sharing your project. Just wondering if you had to modify the measurements of Ann White’s table project since you used different table legs?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 6, 2017 at 7:15 am (#

      Nope, just made sure they were the same height! :)

  72. Gabi K posted on July 4, 2017 at 9:50 am (#

    How has the top held up, I am wanting to build a farmhouse table, but my husband doesn’t want to use 2x’s since pine is a soft wood and he thinks it will get all dented from kids doing homework and crafts on it?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm (#

      Hi Gabi! It has held up pretty well with my kids, but there are the occasional scruffs. I like the rustic look though, so you could definitely find a top coat to help it hold up better than mine!

  73. Mollie posted on July 25, 2017 at 8:26 am (#

    I prefer the smaller legs. How did smaller legs affect the building process? Did you cut the apron pieces longer? Or am I overthinking it?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 27, 2017 at 3:44 pm (#

      Hi Mollie! It didn’t effect it too much, we maybe had to cut an inch or two less. I would measure the legs you do get and make sure it aligns with the plans measurements. :)