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Ana White Farmhouse Table

Have you seen this farmhouse table?


image from Country Living Magazine/photo by Lucas Allen

Didn’t you fall in love with it the second you saw it?

We sure did.

Its straight lines, rustic feel, simple design.

It looks an awful lot like…

modern country dining room

Well that would be because we used Ana White’s Farmhouse Table plan to build our new dining room table too!


The secret’s out!

dining room table detail for post
farmhouse table leg detail

Why reinvent the wheel – or in this case, redesign a table we adore –  if someone else has already done it?

That would just be dumb!

dean sawing table parts

We did make some modifications in size to Ana’s plans, just to suit our space – we made it a little wider and a little shorter (in length) because our dining room is a little bit square. Like the shape – not like it’s uncool or anything.

Nope, not our dining room.

And we paired our farmhouse table with knockoff Eames Eiffel chairs instead of wheat sheaf style farm chairs.

aka design farmhouse table eiffel look chairs

We also totally finished our farmhouse table with our own twist. We loved the rustic look of the Country Living version – but we also adore the Restoration Hardware pickled type finish. 

pickled finish detail

But we’ll talk about that tomorrow! (UPDATE: Find out how we finished our table here.)

Have you ever built your own dining room table? Have you used any of Ana White’s plans for DIY furniture?

Need more ideas? Here are 9 farmhouse tables you can build yourself!

shannon sign off

home made lovely book on table with get it now text button

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  1. We built the same table for our dining room – but I love that no matter how many people build the table using the same plans, each one turns out unique. I really like the paint technique that you did on it…and the chairs are fabulous!

  2. You did a great job on your own DR and I love the Country Living room (which I just pinned to my board ‘Countrified’).

    I would love to know what camera and (new) lens you bought – please? Thanks..

    1. Hi Linda, I recently bought a used Canon Rebel XS. It came with the standard kit lens, but I also bought a fixed ‘nifty fifty’ lens that I adore!!! Google nifty fifty for whatever DSLR you have. 🙂

  3. I love love love a farmhouse table. That’s my dream table for my next house. I saw a beautiful one at Restoration Hardware that I covet. le sigh. one day.

  4. The table really looks amazing. It is a simple farm house table which you have used very wisely to make it look like an antique.