Here’s a fun Eastern White Pine woodworking project you can complete in a weekend: a rustic farmhouse dining table. The site ‘DIY Projects with Pete’ will guide you through the whole process of building this gorgeous wooden table out of 4×4, 2×4 and 2z10 lumber. As Pete says, “The large beams give this table a bold look and make the table as solid as a tank.” Modified from a plan found on Ana-White.com, a source for hundreds of free woodworking plans, the table is long and wide enough to accommodate the whole family.
Like traditional tables, this one is built to last, so you can hand it down to subsequent generations of your family. The project takes about a day to assemble and finish, and calls for a power drill, miter saw, Kreg jig, orbital sander and clamps along with the screws and wood. Every single step is meticulously photographed and documented, including the addition of two benches finished with steel wool and vinegar for a weathered appearance.