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Make your own outdoor farmhouse patio table, perfect for summer entertaining and relaxing!

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We made this outdoor farmhouse patio table about a month ago and already it’s firmly rooted as the most prized piece of furniture we have. Not only because of the industrial farmhouse chairs that accompany it and the beautiful matching bench, but because it is the PERFECT spot for relaxing outside. I’ve spent many afternoons sitting at this table, catching up on work or reading and watching the dogs act like maniacs.

diy farmhouse style patio table with black outdoor farmhouse chairs

Another reason why this table is amazing?

It’s so unbelievably easy to make. I only had to ask Brett for help at the end πŸ˜‰

DIY Outdoor Farmhouse Patio Table Supplies

Six 2Γ—8 boards, treated wood, eight feet long

Learn from my mistake: you cannot stain treated wood. this was news to me and something to consider if you’re wanting to change the color of the wood. treated wood needs to cure for a while [at least one year!] before it can be stained and varnished.

Four 4Γ—4 boards, treated wood, eight feet long

One 2Γ—4, treated wood, eight feed long


4 1/2β€³ wood screws

2 1/2β€³ wood screws

Kreg Jig

2 1/2β€³ Kreg screws

Wood clamp

How to Make an Outdoor Farmhouse Patio Table

Let me start with an apology. I’m losing my freaking mind and can’t seem to find the original how-to pictures I took (with the exception of the first one). So, I’m sorry. These are taken from my phone and I realize they’re half assed and obviously not in step-by-step fashion.

2x6 wood clamped together

Step one. Using the Kreg Jig, screw together the eight 2×8 boards. I secured them in four different spots along each piece of wood.

Learn from my mistake: Use the wood clamp. Seriously, I cannot stress this enough. Every. Single. Time. I start a project, I don’t grab one and then I struggle keeping the wood pieces together while trying to muscle up against the drill.

underneath outdoor farmhouse patio table

Step two. Add support by securing three 2x4s, 32 inches long with 2 1/2 wood screws to the bottom of the table top. The top and bottom pieces were roughly one foot from the edge and the third I attempted to have in the middle. I may or may not have been a touch off πŸ™‚

Learn from my mistake: Decide where you want the legs to go and then secure the supports. I would have moved the supports more towards the end to have the legs where the supports are now.Β 

wood legs of outdoor farmhouse patio table

Steph three. Cut four 4x4s 28 inches high and secure them to the table with the 4 1/2 inch wood screws. The legs should be 15 1/4 inches apart. We screwed two screws in three sides [the fourth was against the support], at an angle. For the side against the support, we screwed the support to the leg.

how to screw legs to top of outdoor farmhouse patio table

Step four.Β Cut two 4x4s, 15 1/4 inches long and secure it in between the legs, 6 1/2 inches from the bottom. We used one angled 4 1/2 inch screws on each side of the post.

bottom bracing of outdoor farmhouse patio table

Step five. Cut one 4×4 to 59 inches and place it between the two short posts secured to the legs. Just like the small post, use one 4 1/2 inch screw per side, angled.

t-shaped bottom bracing of outdoor farmhouse patio table

Since we can’t stain the wood because it’s treated, we’re all set! Sit back, enjoy the summer and sip a delicious glass of wine at your new outdoor farmhouse patio table πŸ™‚

outdoor farmhouse patio table with bench and black outdoor farmhouse chairs

For some more great 2×4 projects, stop on over and check out the other talented bloggers! And huge shoutout to Remodelaholic for hosting this great challenge!

garden arbor | Remodelaholic
15 minute coffee table | The Ugly Duckling House
tiered corner plant stand | Charleston Crafted
single-board rolling bar cart | Woodshop Diaries
outdoor bench w/rope detail | At Charlotte’s House
wall planter and herb garden | Making Joy and Pretty Things
upholstered x-base bench | Frazzled Joy
jumbo tic tac toe | Ginger Snap Crafts
porch bench | Everyday Party Magazine
console table | Hertoolbelt
farmhouse patio table | North Country Nest
easy flower planters | Our House Now a Home
treadmill incline | Practical and Pretty
patio side table | Small Home Soul

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All our best,



  1. Offrs

    i always love your home- bold and fantastically unique! i looooove that patio table with the beautiful color and gallery wall and love the unique art pieces that abound.

  2. Anna McNamara

    I had no idea a farm house table was this simple! I need to build one for myself to see for sure

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Anna! It was so easy to make – let me know how yours goes πŸ™‚

  3. Ginger Bowie

    What a beautiful space! I love everything. πŸ™‚

  4. Charlotte

    Yeah… why don’t I use a clamp every time either?! Seems so obvious! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the reminder! The table looks great! I’m sure you’ll have many a fun meal out there!

    • North Country Nest

      Thanks, Charlotte! And I’m glad I’m not the only one who forgets to use such a great tool πŸ˜‰

  5. Toni | Small Home Soul

    My husband told me to go get clamps that were long enough for my table top but I wanted to do it with what we had on hand. It worked but the clamps would have helped LOL

    Love your table and benches, what a great spot for lingering and chatting while enjoying good food and your favorite beverage πŸ™‚

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Toni! It definitely has served its relaxation purpose so far this summer with hopefully many more to come πŸ™‚

  6. Aimee

    Looks great! I have always wanted to do something like this in our yard. I love that you used different chairs on each side.

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Aimee! It’s kind of fun to have chairs and a bench – mixes things up a bit πŸ™‚

  7. Denise

    Such a simple project with a big impact! A great place for family and friends to gather! Great job πŸ™‚

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Denise! It has definitely gotten its use so far this summer πŸ™‚

  8. Emily

    Your table looks great! I’m so impressed you built it yourself! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday – I’ll be featuring your outdoor table at our upcoming party.

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you so much, Emily! I did have a little help from the other half, so I can’t take all the credit πŸ™‚

  9. Ally

    Awesome project! Do you by chance have plans for the bench that is pictured by the table?

  10. Sarah

    Absolutely looooove your farmhouse patio table! It’s perfect for hosting guests or just eating dinner outside. Great job!

  11. Kathleen Rupp

    Glad I found your site! I love meeting other fellow woodworking bloggers! Congrats on the feature….love your project! Just pinned it!:)

  12. Anna

    This is so beautiful and looks so simple! I am, however, a novice to woodworking. I just have a question about the 4 1/2 in screws used for the legs and leg supports. You mention that these were done at an angle. Did you use the kreg jig for these joints to position the screws at this angle? Or did you just drill at an angle? Thanks so much for any input!

    • North Country Nest

      Hi Anna! Thank you for the sweet words about the table πŸ™‚ We didn’t use a kreg for the legs because the 4×4’s were too big. We just used a regular wood screw and angled the drill to secure them together. Good luck!

  13. masonoutward

    It’s so simple, Just go to woodprix page and enter woodworkers world.

  14. Ally

    This looks great but where do I find the instructions for the bench?

  15. Amanda

    Do you have a plan for the bench to match the table?



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