Last year for my harvest party my Dad (aka my minion) helped me build the perfect farm tables for the event. They turned out beautiful and stole the show. I have gotten several requests for a post with step by step instructions for building your own. The following post was written by my Dad and I must say I am so proud!

 HHP Morning Table

HHP Table Set Up



Building the Harvest Tables


  • 5 – 2x4x8
  • 7 – 1x6x8 Pine boards
  • 4 – Deck posts (these were rejects)
  • #9 2 ½ inch coated deck screws
  • 4 USP Lumber Connectors FRB24-TZ Fence Rail Bracket 2″ x 4″Harvest Table Legs
    Harvest Table bracket
    Harvest Table Screws

Table Top Frame

  • Cut 2 of the 2x4x8 down to 7.10’
  • Cut other 3 down to 33.5 inches
    • Table Top support pieces
  • Lay 2 – 2x4x7 parallel to each other
  • Lay 2 – 2x4x33.5” inside each end of the 7’
    • This should give you a 36.5” table frame width
  • Square up and screw together
  • Lay 3 supports pieces evenly spaced inside table frame and screw into place from outside table frame.IMG_2587.JPG

Table Top

  • Square up first pine board so you have 1” overhang on the side and each end
    • This should give you 38.5” tabletop w/1” overhang all the way around
  • Two screws on each end and 2 on the center support and evenly spaced down the edge
  • Spread wood glue on your second pine board
  • Using a wood clamp tightens boards together and screw down as with first board
  • Remove the wood clamps
  • Repeat for all boards
  • This should give you a 1” overhang all around the tableIMG_2586


  • Flip the tabletop over so the frame is facing up
  • Cut the deck post to the desired length
    • These are precut on one end to sit atop your decking and screwed into the frame
    • I simply set the precut end on the frame and marked how much I need to cut off for the leg to sit flush on and support the frame
    • Cut remaining leg to the desired length
  • Place the USP Connectors in each corner and screw into place
    • Don’t screw all the way down as the deck post is thicker than a standard 2×4
  • Insert the legs and tighten screws
    • You can remove the legs for storage by simply backing out the screws on the USP connectors and pulling the legs out.IMG_2583


  • I used a belt sander to smooth out any uneven places between the boards
  • I used a palm sander to smooth out the tabletop
  • Pick your stain of choice
    • We used Minwax Jacobean and Minwax Oil Based Varnish Lear Satin for a durable finish


Harvest Table Gloss Finish.png

Harvest Table FInished

Harvest Table