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Garry Strout

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11-01-2018 10:49 PM

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My daughter has asked for a farm table made of hickory. I have the lumber but have not been able to find any plans. Does anyone have plans or know where I could find some. I could just wing it but would rather not.

-- Garry Strout, Missouri


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#1 posted 11-01-2018 11:34 PM

I just did a Google search and found dozens of possibilities, some of them free. Try that.

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#2 posted 11-02-2018 12:32 AM

I would suggest finding a image of the style of farm table she wants first and work backwards from there.

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 01:16 AM

Since you already have the wood your kinda limited to designs.
Hopefully you have some thick boards for the top. Pick your best matching boards for the top + 1 extra and set them aside. The top boards should be fairly straight even if they are still rough avoid wild grain near edges.
Most table disaster thread are tops that warped.
Nobody looks at the legs or cares about how badass your jointery came out. It’s all about the top!
So pick out your best boards for the top.

-- Aj

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#4 posted 11-02-2018 02:41 AM

LOL, well even if he has the wood, i’d suspect he could get more as needed.

it seems like i find some stash i had of something, and well almost at the end of the cut sheet and low and behold i need more, seems like its the nature of the beast, or i cut something wrong, so off to the wood store.
best of luck with table, anxious to see what you come up with. thinking one is on my future list.
Rj in az

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Garry Strout

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#5 posted 11-02-2018 12:28 PM



I just did a Google search and found dozens of possibilities, some of them free. Try that.

- ArtMann

i did the Google search. All I found was tables for sale. I might have used the wrong search words.

-- Garry Strout, Missouri

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Garry Strout

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#6 posted 11-02-2018 12:29 PM


I just did a Google search and found dozens of possibilities, some of them free. Try that.

- ArtMann

i did the Google search. All I found was tables for sale. I might have used the wrong search words.
Thanks

- Garry Strout


-- Garry Strout, Missouri

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#7 posted 11-02-2018 12:47 PM

Try googling “farm table woodworking plans”.

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#8 posted 11-02-2018 12:51 PM

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#9 posted 11-02-2018 12:59 PM

Go to any of the woodworking magazine’s websites and search there, they all have numerous plans and hopefully something you can use. Here is a list: Popular Woodworking, Woodsmith, Fine Wood Working, Wood Working Journal, Wood Magazine.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Garry Strout

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#10 posted 11-04-2018 03:50 PM



Thanks for the replies. Looks like the Huskey Farm House Table is the design that she wants.

I just did a Google search and found dozens of possibilities, some of them free. Try that.

- ArtMann

i did the Google search. All I found was tables for sale. I might have used the wrong search words.
Thanks

- Garry Strout

- Garry Strout


-- Garry Strout, Missouri

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#11 posted 11-04-2018 10:44 PM

Its a pretty simple build, Garry. I really don’t think you need plans.

Research construction methods and decide how you want to build the base (pinned mortise and tenons please) and how you will attach the top to allow for expansion/contraction.

I use Google images and Pinterest a lot to get ideas.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#12 posted 11-04-2018 11:12 PM

Whatever you do, just avoid the Ana White table – it’s a horrible way to build a table.

Here’s a link to a site with some plans, but don’t follow the joinery in it as most of it uses the Ana White pocket hole method (in fact there are few of her plans on it), and that is a recipe for disaster. Just use them for design inspiration.

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/free-farmhouse-table-plans-1357122

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#13 posted 11-05-2018 12:04 AM

Thanks for the replies. Looks like the Huskey Farm House Table is the design that she wants.

- Garry Strout

Looks like one I built but shorter. I’d suggest floating tenons at a minimum. It’s a really simple design.

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#14 posted 11-05-2018 12:37 AM


Thanks for the replies. Looks like the Huskey Farm House Table is the design that she wants.

- Garry Strout

Looks like one I built but shorter. I d suggest floating tenons at a minimum. It s a really simple design.

- Jared_S

Nice table. What did you use for your mortising (jig, etc).

-- always something

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#15 posted 11-05-2018 12:49 AM

It looks like Jared used a domino. You should get one :)
Nice table Jared

-- Aj

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