DIY Farmhouse Trestle Table

This beautiful farmhouse trestle table is a DIY dining table that you can build yourself on a weekend! Make your dining room a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy meals and games, talks, and drinks! This fancy dining table is easily built using only a few tools and some off-the-shelf lumber!

DIY farmhouse trestle table

This post is sponsored by Kreg Tool!

I am so beyond excited about these plans!! First off, I have drooled over this trestle table from Restoration Hardware for the longest time, and I have wanted a more farmhouse-style dining table ever since I built my West Elm Emmerson table!

I didn’t have the heart to get rid of that table though, my Dad and I worked together on it and I haven’t even used it for a year yet, so I couldn’t justify building a new one!! That was until we moved, and we now have a breakfast area and a dining area!! Woohoo!! I could have my cake and eat it too…don’t ever let anyone tell you that’s not possible! It is possible!! Lol!! Eeeek!! I was able to keep my old one and build a new farmhouse trestle table!

Check out the updated photos now that I placed a rug under the table and built that cute little faux fireplace, and built a beautiful herringbone door buffet! Man, this little dining room has come a long way!

DIY farmhouse trestle table
DIY trestle dining table

Back to this beautiful farmhouse trestle table, I bet you want to know how I built those gorgeous legs, right?! I don’t have a lathe and I probably couldn’t turn something this beautiful if I did! Lol! But since I have teamed up with Kreg Tool, you will find the full table build plans on their site for this DIY dining table!

DIY Trestle Dining Table Plans

Gathering Supplies to Build a Farmhouse Trestle Table

I built this table base with all scrap wood, I had to purchase the 2x10s that make the tabletop, but that was it! Pretty fancy what my scrap pile turned into huh?! Lol!! But even if you don’t have a scrap pile yet, you can build the whole table for less than 75 bucks!! Yep!! Amazing right!! **Update – after lumber prices jumped, the current total would be right around $150 as of summer 2022! Still a huge bargain for such a beautiful table!

Materials Needed for DIY dining table:

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Cut List for the DIY dining table:

  • 4 – 2×10 @ 84″ table top
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 63″ long table braces
  • 2 – 2×4 @ 26″ short table braces
  • 1 – 2×4 @ 45″ top stretcher of base
  • 1 – 2×4 @ 43″ bottom stretcher of base
  • 10 – 2×6 @ 24″ feet of the base cut into scallop pattern
  • 4 – 2×4 @ 24″ table base attachment (where the table top joins the base) also cut with a small scallop pattern
  • 4 – 1×8 @ 7″ stacked leg pieces
  • 6 – 2×6 @ 5 7/8″ stacked leg pieces
  • 8 – 4×4 @ 7 1/8″ leg pieces mitered at 45 degrees off square
  • 2 – 1×8 @ 6 1/4″ – also ripped down to 6 1/4″ to make a square stacked leg piece
  • 4 – 2×8 @ 5 3/4″ beveled leg pieces also ripped down to 6″ beveled on all four sides
  • 4 – 2×6 @ 4 7/8″ beveled leg pieces also ripped down to 5″ beveled on all four sides
  • 4 – 1×8 @ 4 1/6″ beveled leg pieces also ripped down to 4 1/8″ beveled on all four sides
  • 2 – 2×6 @ 3 7/8″ also ripped down to 3 3/4″ tiny leg pieces
  • 4 – 1×8 @ 7 1/8″ also ripped down to 3 1/2″ feet bottoms – if you have scrap 1×4 laying around you can use this instead of ripping down a 1×8 but to save money I didn’t add a 1×4 to the materials list because you will have enough 1×8 to make these

Building the DIY Farmhouse Trestle Table

Have you been to the Kreg Tool website before? If you have then you know how awesome it is, but if you haven’t here’s a little info: Kreg Tool is Kreg’s amazing new website where you and I both can go and post furniture plans to share with everyone, or you can just browse amazing plans you want to build!!

They have so many great plans from bloggers, regular joes, and even ‘master builders’ as I like to call them that work for Kreg and post cool plans!! You can make lists of what you want to build, you can like and comment or review a plan that you have built!! It is really a great website, and you can connect with others who enjoy woodworking…plus you get a FREE t-shirt when you submit your first plan!! Win-win-win!!

Need I say more, head over there now and check out my plans for this beautiful farmhouse trestle table while you are there!! Also they recently added a Kreg Tool Academy and my girl Shara from Woodshop Diaries will show you how to make some awesome plans step by step on camera!

Download the template to cut the feet: FEET TEMPLATE

Download the template to cut the top base pieces that attach to the tabletop: TOP PIECES

And just a few more pictures of this beauty before you go!!

Restoration Hardware Inspired Trestle Dining Table
Table leg of the trestle table looks like a fancy turned leg but it is stacked wood

The updated pictures with the rug are 5 years later! It still looks exactly the same five years later! See DIY doesn’t mean it won’t last, it’s solid wood so it typically will last longer than something cheap bought in store!

Restoration Hardware Inspired Trestle Dining Table

Unbelievable! And the craziest part is, these pictures do not even begin to do it justice, it looks way better in real life!! What are you waiting for, go get the free plans DIY Trestle Dining Table!!

Restoration Hardware Inspired Trestle Dining Table

Don’t mind that I didn’t stain under the table, no one will ever look under there! Lol!

Happy Building!

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This beautiful DIY Farmhouse Trestle table is made with off the shelf lumber and a few tools
DIY Farmhouse Trestle Table


    1. I love this table! Can the table top be made wider? I’m looking for a table at least 42-48” wide. Our current table is 48” wide and seems impossible for me to find a table that width anymore. Thanks in advance!

      1. Hey Julie!

        Thank you so much for your sweet words about the table! You can absolutely make this tabletop wider! I was just telling my kids that if we host Christmas at our house, I wanted to build a new tabletop for this table (we still use this table in our dining room)! I accidentally drilled into it in several spots while I was crafting 😳😂 and so I wanted to build a new one and was planning on adding a 2×6 in the very middle, which will add 5 1/2″ so it will be 42″-43″! When all the food and fixings are in the middle of the table it is tight to fit everything! The day-to-day it fits us perfectly, but I want it a little larger for when hosting bigger parties! I know that going the extra 2×6 won’t affect the base size at all, if you want to go an extra foot or so though, you may want to extend the base feet a little more and the top boards (of the base) that attach to the tabletop! I don’t know that it would be necessary, but I wouldn’t want to risk it being wobbly! Now I kind of want to experiment! Lol!

        Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a good one!

        1. Thanks so much for your quick response. I really want to make this table and hope I can recruit my husband to help me! I absolutely love having a 48” table and want my new table to be the same if at all possible. I can completely understand how the 36” wide tabletop would be a little tight for a centerpiece, tableware, serving dishes etc. I’m worried about even going down to 42-44”. Im sure 44” would probably be fine though.
          Another question…I couldn’t figure out how to download the template for the feet. Maybe because I was on my phone? I’ll look again when I’m at my PC. Or do you have another suggestion?
          Thanks again for sharing this design and plans. I’m excited to try it and hope I don’t get in over my head. Lol.

    1. Hey Margaret! I actually used regular old pine found at your big box stores for the top, and the legs were pretty much from my scrap bin! Lol!! If you need a materials and cut list, I have updated the link in the post to go directly to the table on Build Something’s website and it’s all there for you!! Hope that helps! Thanks for stopping by!!

  1. I can’t seem to get the plans 🙁 I was so inspired by this table I am dying to build it. Is there a direct link to the free plans online? Thank you!!

  2. I love this table and love the finish. I want to try and do a table top in this finish. Do you do the white let it dry, gray let it dry, jacobean? Or do you do the layers while the stains are still wet? Thanks, and amazing job!

    1. Hey Amy!!! I am so sorry I missed your comment somehow!! On this specific table, I did not let it dry thoroughly between coats! I have actually done this finish both ways, I have let it dry between coats and I have layered them while wet, and honestly it didn’t seem to make much of a difference!! Lol!! The main thing that I think made the most difference was just the white being a real thick first coat! Hope this helps and that it’s not too late!! Sorry again, and thanks so much for the sweet comment!!

  3. OMG! U did was I was trying to figure out for some time now. I just couldn’t wrap my head around achieving those big chunky legs. THANK you Thank you!!! This is beautiful and absolutely amazing!!

    1. Oh my gosh Timisha!! I’m so sorry, I thought I responded to this comment the day I received it!! I just noticed that I obviously didn’t!! LOL!! You are the sweetest, and I remember this comment absolutely MADE. MY. DAY. that day!! Thank you so much for your kind words girl!! Have a great one!!

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