Farmhouse Style Coffee Table: Once the legs were painted, I measured and cut wood to the length I needed, I cut it 1 inch longer than the actual top so it would hang over about a half inch on either side. I used 1x4 finished grade pine. After cutting, I sanded the rough edges. I then moved the wood off the coffee table to stain. Then add your first screw to the middle of this board, making sure to get it close to the edge but through the original table top.