Building a table for my wife and I was one of the most satisfying pieces of furniture I've made. Through making sets of plans I hope to help others experience that same joy. I have made countless tables for customers as well, and it is an honor to know so many families share meals on pieces of furniture I’ve crafted. This table has been my most popular and desired design by far, and the single most common request on my YouTube channel is for me to offer this set of plans. The dimensions can easily be altered to be longer, wider or taller depending on the space you plan to put your finished project in. The lumber and color can just as easily be substituted with the wood of your choice and the color that best suits your taste. This is an intermediate level project that will require a variety of tools. The best way to see if it's a project that you can take on is to watch the video of it being made.

Check out this video for more details!




All 12 pages of the plans are filled with hand drawn diagrams and sketches. All of the views and dimensions are present to build the table exactly as it is shown in the photos and video. If you find your self with any questions, just email me at thehomesteadcraftsman@gmail.com.


Are you a woodworker with a small business like me, working out of your garage, basement or small shop? Feel free to use these plans to make and sell this table. By clicking “Buy Now” you except that woodworking is dangerous and that no one but you is responsible for any injury that results from using these plans. Use safety equipment and properly use tools. I also ask that my plans are not resold or used in a way that locally competes with my furniture business. If you’re nearby, you know. The payment is processed through PayPal. You can use a PayPal account or pay by card. Thank you for your interest. 

Here's the full build video, enjoy!



Below are a selection of tables I have built, enjoy!


23 comments:

  1. I can't get your link to purchase the plans to work.

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    1. Hi Mark, I've had quite a few purchases through the Buy Now button, so it may be the computer/device you are using blocking it somehow. Give it a try from a different computer if possible. You can also look to see if your computer is blocking it. Also, here is the direct link to the site I am using to sell them. https://sellfy.com/p/5Zw3/ Give that a try if the buttons don't work for you. Also, you can email me if you need additional help. thehomesteadcraftsman@gmail.com Let me know what happens.

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  2. Finally got it. I had to use my Ipad. Thanks.

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  3. Great Work!! Can I just buy a table from you???
    Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Chaz, I do sell my tables but only locally and don't mingle that business with this one. I do appreciate your interest though. What I can offer is the plans and the challenge of making the table. They are not that bad to make and you'll really appreciate it when it's done. If that's not in the cards for you, I'm sure you can find a local woodworker that can make you a great table. Thanks again for the interest.

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  4. I am in the process of collecting the wood that I will use to build one of these tables. I am just curious, when I get it built can I email you some pictures? I figure you may like to post them or something, if they look nice enough that is.

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    1. Absolutely, I'd like to set up a page on the site to show off other people's projects, including furniture built from my woodworking plans. Send them my way once you build the table.

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  5. Do you recommend putting breadboard ends?

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    1. Hi Tim, Sorry I missed your question till now. Bread boards are perfectly fine if you'd like to add them, but not necessary. On this style table I prefer no bread boards. It's also a lot simpler not to have them. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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  6. Just bought the plans. I found turned 5" legs. I'm building an 8" table. Just thinking through the apron dimensions. I think your dimensions are based on a 4" leg, right? Would I just subtract 2" from the overall end apron and side apron length?

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    1. Hi, I'm late on answering you but...the easiest way to do this when changing the plans is to start with the legnth of the table the subtract your over hang on each size and your legs dimension. This gives you the length of the apron minus the tenons. Add the legnth of your tenons and you've got your rough length for the aprons. I do 2 inch over hangs on the ends of my tables. Use the same method for the width. I do smaller over hangs on the width, 1 inch on average.

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  7. Would these plans work for a 10 ft long table?

    Thank you,

    Rone

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    1. Hi, yes. This design can handle the span. I suggest making the aprons a full 5 inches. I have made several in this length. A couple of cross members would give it some extra rigidity as well. Email me if you have any questions, I'm happy to help.

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    2. One more thing I forgot to ask, do you have any issues with the table tops cupping over time without a breadboard end or are the batons what prevent it from cupping?

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    3. No, I don't have any issues with cupping. All my lumber used for table tops has been kiln dried. The batons that you mention is how I used to make my tables, now I glue up the tops into a single slab. The table top fasteners, either purchased or made, allow the top to expand and contract. Cupping will come from wood drying, using construction grade lumber that has not been properly dried runs the risk of it happening. If you are using construction lumber, I suggest roughing everything out a little over sized and let it sit as long as possible, a couple weeks in your house. This will reveal problem pieces...so get some extra if this is what you are doing.

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    4. Thanks man. I'm gonna buy your plan. A lady wants me to make her one and I was just concerned about the cupping since I like the way it looks without a breadboard end better.

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    5. My design is 10ft table but wondering if any additional support is needed to prevent sagging. I don't see it on the plans. Someone recommended a piece of angle iron down the middle. Thoughts?

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  8. Hi, Could you please tell me what height the table would be if I were to follow these plans?

    Thanks

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    1. Hi, it is standard dinning table height, 30 inches. If you need it a different height, it's just a matter of altering the leg length.

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  9. Good morning, before I buy the plans I just wanted to be sure the plans can be used easily for a 16 foot table. Also, I want to put it my busy coffee shop, if built to your specs will it be super sturdy?
    Love your work!!

    Thanks

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