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I have really been trying to finish up my kitchen/dining area before the holidays come swooping in out of nowhere! So far I have finally finished the kitchen and fixed my awkward corner. I’m still working on getting some stuff up on the walls, but today I’m here to share with you this other little space in the dining room. I honestly toyed with adding some kind of cabinet storage here since my kitchen isn’t exactly huge, but it just didn’t feel right to me. I finally decided I needed a little place to work. I’m always at the kitchen table with my laptop and having to move it out of the way for meals and I just liked the idea of having a little command center right here at the hub of our home!
Because of where this space is a bulky piece of furniture just wouldn’t work right next to the doorway. It needed to be something small and airy that wouldn’t feel like you were closing in on the doorway. After much thought and idea searching I decided on building this simple DIY Farmhouse Writing Table. It’s very small, but perfect to sit at with my laptop and a cup of coffee.
This is an easy build so no worries if you are new to woodworking, you can do it! : )
– (4) Stair Spindles
– (3) 1×3 @ 8′
– (1) 1×4 @ 8′
– (2) 1×4’s @ 11″
– (2) 1×4’s @ 27 1/2″
– (4) Spindles @ 29 1/2″
– (6) 1×3’s @ 32″
DIY Farmhouse Writing Table Free Plans
First you need to trim down your stair spindles. I trimmed the majority off the bottom sot hat it looked like feet rather than a large rectangle at the bottom, then I took off an excess from the top to obtain the 29 1/2″ length.
Step 1: Once you have your spindles cut and ready to go we can start building. Add your pocket holes to each end of your 1×4’s. Attach 1 spindle to each end of your 11″ board. Make sure to recess the board back so that it is flush with the back side of the spindle. This gives you the recessed look in the front. This is the inside view of the sides. Build two of these sides.
Step 2: Add the 27 1/2″ 1×4’s between the legs in both the front and back using pocket holes. Make sure to keep these recessed to the back side of the spindle as well.
Step 3: With your Elmer’s wood glue and finish nailer, attach the 1×3’s on the top of your base. Make sure to center it over the legs so your overhang is even around all edges.
Now all that’s left is to sand and finish the table. I will be sharing a tutorial of how I finished mine in a few days!
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