Lately I’ve been on the prowl for side table ideas…As always, there ain’t no better way than D.I.Y to score some of that true quirky cool magic…Only problem is I can’t seem to decide which one of all the awesome doable DIY ideas out there I want to go for…While I’m in deciding I thought I might as well share a round-up of my 10 favorite ideas, hoping you too will find a little something in there to tickle your fancy and inspire some D.I.Y action – Enjoy! And Dad and I did consider making something, maybe even using the base of the table I already had, but when I showed him tutorials online we determined we didn’t have the tools needed. Sharing some rustic chic dining room inspiration and a vision board for our rustic chic dining room for our new house. And here is another colorful example of how cool you can re-make your dining chairs from ‘A Change of Heart’! We actually had another base on hand so we decided to use that one since it was larger & beefier.
All of these eye-catching tables make me want to go upgrade our kitchen table immediately! I love how it leaves us a lot of space in the dining area, but also a lot of table top space as well! Thanks to the beyond fabulous folks over at Osborne Wood , I ordered 4 of these deliciously chunky Husky Dining Table Legs in a gorgeous unfinished hard maple. Their massive size—about 6½ feet long by 15 inches wide—made them ideal for a communal dining table like the ones I’ve been admiring at all those trendy farm-to-table restaurants cropping up everywhere. The cats were the only ones who seemed to like it. They perched on it all day and looked out the glass doors.
Jamison – This was a great article, and I am planning now on building a similar table top. But, we certainly saved a pretty penny by making our own rather than purchasing one (not to mention, we couldn’t find a table for sale that really matched our exact needs). I loved the clean lines and the interesting shape of the table base, but the high gloss lacquer finish scratches easily and has not held up well to our daily use! We have had a lot of request for the free plans to this round table that we built, for the Nicholson’s breakfast nook, for our pilot Open Concept on HGTV ! We saved about$1,800.00 by building our own table and it’s exactly what we wanted!
I love how the natural top provides a warm contrast against the fresh white table legs & ivory chairs. I have plans to add upholstered captain’s chairs on either end but I’m in no hurry to do that as well. All together it cost about $350 – $270 for the table and about $70 for the wood. It may be different to plan a round top using only the separated apart pallet pieces, just get a plywood circle first on which you can easily install the pallet slats by making several chevrons! It was simply a time where we had other priorities than assembling our dining room.
You will have a more even coat on layer 2 and shouldn’t see much of the table top showing through the concrete after sanding. Take some time laying the boards out to figure out which boards should go next to each other, and also decide which side of the board will face up for the top of the table. One thing we did that we did that was not listed in the plans was to slide the 2×2 extension arms into their notches and then line up the tops with the tabletop.
Thanks to a pin from Lonny Magazine and my girlfriend who liked the pedestal table the best- the hunt began for a pedestal dining table. The chair hunt did not end until May, I had been looking for two months and my daughter’s 1st birthday was coming up in June- my goal for the dining set to be complete. For a 42″ diameter table you can subtract 28″ from the board length you see posted.
This tutorial will explain how to make a concrete table top for any sized table you’d like to build. I knew that I needed a round shaped table to fit in our breakfast nook so after a bit of thought, we decided to go with an octagon shape. I was heartbroken, but wasn’t going to give up on our tabletop and convinced my husband that we could just fix it. We ended up taking the table top off, taking it apart, sanding and refinishing it, then reattaching the pieces tight together again. It was easier for me to nail from the top of the table so I just filled the nail holes with wood glue.
At the link you can download the free woodworking plans to build this small dining table. I’m Emily, and I’m a biologist by day but this little space is my outlet for my DIY projects, decor musings, craftiness, and cooking. Twice-monthly advice for bringing your home outdoors, from year-round yard upkeep and planning to the wonders of making your garden grow, plus special offers. If you are looking for a more rustic finish, make sure to pay extra attention to the edges and corners of the table; really round those babies off to give the appearance of age.
I LOVE my new dining set and it was worth it, but I was unsure of my ability and terrified all my work would be for nothing! Compared to the $1000+ I could have spent on a new dining set, I’m pretty ecstatic! We planned to wait for the annual furniture sale for 25% off the price, but $450 is still a big chunk of money to drop on a table (even if it is real wood). We also have these amazing industrial metal pendant lamps that I really wanted to hang over the table, but those plans were ruined after we discovered that our ceiling is made of cake or something because no amount of trickery will get a screw to stay in that baby.
You will now have a structure which concrete can be poured in. Note — the actual top of your concrete table will be very smooth because it will cure against the smooth and flat melamine surfaces. I think the black table is rich looking, since you’ll still be using a area rug after you change to hardwood, you’re really just adding another texture which gives the room more dimension. Don’t forget to make sure your work table is as level as possible prior to packing the concrete. Using the pre-existing hardware and support we simply attached the base right to the bottom of the table.
The need for a dining space out here is what triggered the whole patio makeover in the first place, so once I committed to doing it, there was no turning back. We haven’t had a problem since and the table is everyone’s favorite when they come over. The bench (b/c we have baseboards we can’t cover up), the white paint & we have the round table already! Because of the Dining Tables Diy Inspiration had many other pictures are related like, then you can choose it in gallery below.
If you’re furnishing you home with a sense of eco-friendly sources, you’ll find tons of easy-to-do dining table plans that are simple to construct and easy on the pocket book. With all of the money I saved building this table myself, I splurged on some metal chairs ���� I purchased these at Target I had my heart set on a more expensive chair from another store but, I needed 6 of these.
Jason thankfully helped me to execute the table; it was our first project together, and I think it came out pretty darn good! Then went back again across the width of the table to make sure we had a nice rough surface for the feather finish to adhere to. I love that it has a drop leaf, making it so convenient when we need to open it up to make room for more guests at dinnertime or for parties. Would love to have a new table in place before the next big family event – Christmas! A few months back I remember asking hubby what he thought of DIYing a hexagon table top.
We then did the same thing to the second base & that base seemed to be much better. He measured the space, asked me what I wanted, and about two weeks later I had a table to stain. On Decoist we feature all sorts of ideas to make your bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens or offices look prettier. This round shaped dining table for interior, has been supported with a wooden stand to accommodate your essential at a even level. I hit every thrift store and antique store in a 25 mile radius looking for a round table. After the poly dried, I gave it a couple days to cure and then I sanded it with 220 grit sand paper (just the table top) and it was ready to be worn in!
Here at Designs by Studio C, I offer DIY projects, how-to information, and furniture plans. We have multi sized and colored pallet wood furniture ideas and pallet furniture plans for outdoor and indoor decoration. We are looking forward to many, many gatherings and feasts at this table for many, many years to come. Also, I tried to access the link to view your table in it’s final setting but the link didn’t work.
Old cardboard tube, 2 round pieces of wood & vinyl strips is the recipe to cook up this awesome table by Katie of Matsutakeblog – DIY TUTORIAL HERE! The actual base will not be explained, but full instructions to build it can be found on a Ana-White’s amazing DIY website I modified her plans by adding to the overall dimensions and removing the wood top.