I used the S2C Plan: DIY POTTERY BARN INSPIRED DINING TABLE FOR $100.
We have just purchased our first home and I wanted a nice farmhouse table but there was no way that I could spend the 2K at pottery barn to buy it- it was out of the question. I stumbled upon these plans at S2C and fell in love. I have very limited woodworking experience (I'm talking about Middle School Shop Class, nearly a lifetime ago) but I'm generally a handy person. I figured if I had a halfway decent table after this whole experience it would be worth it. . Went to my local hardware store and purchased lumber and spent the next several weekends in my shed working on the project. I even got my 8 year old daughter involved in working with the project.