Do you want to start to have an idea to build a secret backyard garden at the back of your house? Then you can do it with perfect precision by adding a special point on your garden design architecture including farm table woodworking plans. You need to create plans before you make your own table because it will help you to create the right table with perfect size. There are several things that you need to decide at first, including deciding the length of your table. You will need several stuff and tools that will give big help of your working plan. When you ready, you can directly create your own table.
What to Prepare?
Farm table woodworking plans can be started with deciding the length of your table. There are several sizes that are recommended for you starting from small size to bigger size. The size of your table will depend on your need and on how wide your garden is. When you put on your table, you have to consider about the area as well. The spacious area will need a bigger table while the tiny area will look more comfortable with small table as well. There are 5 types of size that you can use. The various sizes are 2×4 for 8 feet long, 4×4 for 10 feet long, 2×8 for 6 feet long, 2×8 for 8 feet long with breadboard ends, and the last one is 2×10 for 6 feet long.
The table farm size that is normally used is 2×8 for 6 feet long and 2×10 for feet long. Other than the whole size you need to set up other sprinkle stuff like the length of the legs, the long aprons, the short aprons, the stretcher, the stretcher support, the table top planks, the center table top plank, and the breadboard. You have to know how many pieces things that you will need. You can start to count how many pieces of the table top that you will need and you can prepare 3 pieces of table top with lumber 2″ x 12″ and the length is 61″.
The quantity of the breadboard end of your farm table woodworking plans will be 2 pieces with lumber size of 2″x 6″ and the length is 34″. The leg will need for pieces as you will make a table with conventional standing legs. The lumber leg is 4″ x 4″ and 28.5″. The short stretcher quantity is 2 and the lumber size is 4″ x 4″ while the length is 26″. You only need 1 piece long stretcher with the lumber size of 2″ x 4″ and the length is 56.5″. You will need 2 quantities on both of your short apron and your long apron. The size lumber is the same that is 2″ x 4″ while the length is different. The length of short apron is 18.25″ while the long apron is 49″.
The Tools You will need for Farm Table Woodworking Plans
There are several tools that you will definitely need. You have to prepare these tools completely before starting the plans. The tools that you need is 3 inch screws, 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws, the eligible wood glue. Also, you need a tape measure, speed square, pencil, safety glasses to protect your eyes from any dust that will definitely come out when you work with hand made table wooden. The Kreg Jig is obviously needed to refine your table. The drill is a must if you want to stick out every piece of your table part. The circular saw and sander will help you more.
Steps to Follow
The first thing is you need to cut the wood. You can use the miter saw for easier working time. You notch the legs for 4x4s. The miter saw can help you to cut the wood into precise size. You may need to use the 12″ or 10″ since both of them give good result. You have to cut each side and flip the 4×4. The bottom side should be finished either. You can refine it until the texture feels smooth and not harsh. You can begin to notch out the stretcher joint with simple movements. A suggestion for you, mark the stretcher joint on the leg with pattern. It will help you to screw it precisely.
You can continue to notch out the stretcher support board and followed by attaching the 4x4s. You can use 3″ screw when you do attachment. Tips for you, use the scrap plywood when you insert the top aprons. You can begin to add the top aprons. The 1.5″ pocket holes and 2.5″ pocket hole screw will help you to attach the top aprons. The next farm table steps are by attaching the two ends of the table frame. You can drill five holes or more on each side of the apron since it will not be shown. You can add the stretcher by using 3″ screws.
What you have to do is creating table top. You have to measure and arrange it with exact number set like what has been explained before. The last thing you need to attach into the table top is the breadboard. You can use the predrilled 1.5″ pocket holes and 2.5″ pocket hole screws. The end of farm table woodworking plans will come into staining. You can use the old steel wool and vinegar treatment for creating a natural look on your table. So, this is all things that you need to know about.