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How to Build a Farmhouse Table (Harp Design Copycat)

How to build a Farmhouse Table (Harp Design copycat) -

My friend commissioned me to build her a table after the styles Harp Design Co sells (you know, the woodworker guy from Fixer Upper?).  It was a big project and took 3 weeks – but totally worth it!


I’m going to break this build down into several posts:

– Gluing Up & Turning Table Legs –

– Attaching Hangers Bolts to Table Legs  –

– Making Table Aprons –

– Gluing Table Top Together with Dowels –

– Mixing and Applying Custom Wood Finish –

– Spraying  a Protective Finish –

– Final Assembly & Details –

Stay tuned for the upcoming posts over the next few weeks!

photo credit: Clint Harp – Instagram

We took a few ideas and put them together, such as the inset apron (left picture) with the legs from their ‘Original Farmhouse Dining Table‘ (right) and I also made the legs removable.

This is the final result!  Love it!

How it all began:

I ordered a batch of raw oak from a local hardwood floor store and took my little buddy to pick it up.

For a 7-foot long table x 44″ wide I ordered 100 board feet of wood.  We ended up with about 20 board feet leftover that I bought back from her.

In the next post, see how the legs got glued up and turned into shape!

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  • Reply Peggy

    Your amazing! We’ll see you on Bob The Builder pretty soon!

    August 4, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    • Reply danicarby

      Thank you Peggy!

      August 5, 2018 at 8:25 am

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