Most farmhouse tables are made of pine. Pine is inexpensive, absorbs stains well and is easy to find in large stores. In addition, because it is a softer wood, it is easier for beginning carpenters to drill and work with it. I've built several tables over the past few years, but this one seems to be one of my favorites because of its bold look.
It is built with 4 × 4, 2 × 4 and 2 × 10 wood. The large beams give this table a bold look and make it as solid as a tank. This farm table construction will allow you to score several brownie points with your girl. If you're looking for a nice homemade dining table bench that matches this style of table, check out this one I made recently.
This farmhouse table will last for years and can be passed on to family members for generations.