DIY Farmhouse Style Table Counter height with seats for four – free plans by ANA-WHITE. com
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We just finished up a fun little project to our community! It’s a ice skating heating hut nicknamed “The Skate Shack”. It’s placed right alongside the rink, so skaters may come inside, put their equipment on, move skate, come back in and heat up, keep skating, etc. We’re really excited about this addition to our own community and grateful that we have this facility to use today.
This is a volunteer effort and there might not be any maintenance or janitorial services provided by our community government, so we finished the interior of the skate shack with this in mind. Nothing painted white which will require touch up, and lots of quite durable consturction wood which can take a beating (or look “weathered” and much more lovely as it is used).
The furnishings particularly I wished to be quite durable, and made to age well. You know, such as a classic picnic table which only gets more beautiful every time it’s used.
For the dining table seats, we built these counter top tables made from 4x4s and 2x4s. The shirts are 3/4″ thick plywood.
I love the way they turned out, and also the size is only right. I might also find these counter height tables being used as a kitchen island or perhaps a project table (especially with the smooth plywood top).
Speaking of sizing we made the shirts 48″ x 32″ – so you can get three tabletops from one sheet of plywood. But obviously, you can alter the size – only think about that 3/4″ plywood max span is about 3 feet to get shelving/furniture, so in the event that you go larger, you may have to throw some 2×4 supports involving the aprons – but no biggie!
Even the free plans follow, please do talk about should you construct, we love seeing your endeavors!
1 – 3/4″ plywood @ 48″ x 32″
Dimensions shown above, appropriate for 24″ or “counter height” stools
1 – plywood panel @ 48″ x 32″
Two – 1×2 @ 33-1/2″ – trimmed these men to fit
Drill two 1-1/2″ pocket holes on each end of the 25″ long 2x4s.
Twist into the 4×4 thighs, inset 1″.
I placed mine using a 6″ clearance underneath the base 2×4.
Drill two 1-1/2″ pocket holes on each end of the 41″ long 2x4s. Attach in addition to leg sets, inset 1″.
You can repeat for middle bottom 2×4 or use 3″ self tapping screws rather than pocket holes. Center bottom stretcher.
Apply glue to top border and nail plywood panel to thighs and aprons with 2″ nails.
Apply glue to long edges of top and plywood 3/4″ of 4×4 legs. Nail on 48″ 1x2s into plywood and 4×4 leg shirts.
Measure and cut the final 1x2s and nail and glue in place.
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