Farmhouse Table Woodworking Plan
Built to handle the heaviest bounty of any holiday feast, this set looks great every day. Perfectly designed to complement the Barn-door Buffet (GR-01268), the angled braces of this table and the solid-as-a-fence-post legs bring to mind the post-and-beam construction found in vintage barns. But rather than complicated angled mortises and tenons, we used a simple jig to help rout pairs of mortises in the braces and stretchers that accept loose tenons. Solid half-lap joints tie the leg assemblies together, making the table exceptionally sturdy. We used white oak for our table, choosing to leave in knots and imperfections to add character.