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DIY Outdoor Farmhouse Patio Table

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

Originally posted July 2017 • Updated March 2024

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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.

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 😉

DIY Outdoor Farmhouse Patio Table Supplies

Six 2×8 boards, treated wood, 8 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 4×4 boards, treated wood, 8 feet long

One 2×4, treated wood, 8 feet long

Drill

4 1/2″ wood screws

2 1/2″ wood screws

Kreg Jig

2 1/2″ 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.

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.

2. Step two. Add support by securing three 2x4s, 32 inches long with 2 1/2 wood screws to the bottom of the table top. This adds an additional brace for ensuring your table top doesn’t warp and stays together.

The top and bottom pieces were roughly one foot from the end’s edge and the third I attempted to have in the middle. I may or may not have been a touch off 🙂

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. 

3. Steph three. Cut four 4x4s, 28 inches tall, 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.

Step four. 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 screw on each side of the post.

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.

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 🙂

All our best,

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