Are you going to create your diy dining table that suit with your space requirement and save your space? Whether you’re a woodworking novice or a seasoned finish carpenter, you’ll find a perfect dining room table that you’ll proudly display for years. We attached the legs according to the directions on the website, adding a 6″x6″ piece of scrap wood between the leg and the table (to prevent splitting…notice a pattern here?). And here is where I managed to scratch into the table with one of those spirograph thing s when I was little! But, depending what time of day I’m photographing the recipes you see here on the blog, I often need to move my dining room table closer to the window.
The idea of doing something about the table top had been on my mind for a while when The Home Depot contacted me about doing a DIY Challenge! One part of the plans that really scared the bajeebus out of me was having to notch out the legs. If you have received any of these plans from Designs by Studio C via a downloadable purchase or as part of a paid compilation, you got suckered. My dining room chairs are super traditional wood, with seats covered in really bright Marimekko fabric. The next DIY dining table was made by disassembling six oak pallets and using the wood to construct a table. If your table is 52″ long by 17″ in width, cut the metal wiring to about 50″ by 15″.
I unfortunately didn’t take any pictures of us notching out the top of the base where the table extensions slide in. It was a long evening but it was worth it to see that table done before I called it a night (that Ryobi work light from Haven sure came in handy then!). Find some friends to lift the tabletop onto the base, and you will have a gorgeous one-of-a-kind statement piece in your dining area! I will be following this site and building more (ladder, coffee table and office table is already on my list per the wifey).
The reclaimed beams are cut to size to form the table top, which is supported by a base constructed using 3/4″ gas piping. Then we distressedÂ the edges and other places the table would naturally wear – with much sandpaper. They’re typically about ½” less in every dimension than what they’re called, so a 2″x4″x8′ is actually 1 ½” x 3 ½” x 8′ 11 ½”. Remember this when you’re drawing up your plans.
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! HomeMade Modern is an online design source that publishes easy-to-follow, DIY recipes for creating modern home furnishings.
A beautiful round table that will easily help you seat your guests and family comfortably for mealtimes, making sure your interior style feels upgraded as well, which is easy with the simple design and the two-tone finish of this charming piece. This proved to be a GREAT solution for maximizing the amount of seating our little dining area can accomodate. It’s not too bumpy to rest a glass on or anything, just sort of subtly rippled and irregular. We are giving here 101 pallet furniture ideas to let the pallet live more with you!
The size concerns me a bit at 78″ x 54″, and I was wondering if you have done any oversized table tops and/or have any tips for doing one. I sprung up from my awkward table embrace, hit my head loudly on the lip of the table, quickly declared that I was fine to everyone within a ten foot radius who was staring at me like I was some sort of weirdo, and then shouted best news ever!” while fist pumping my way to a standing position.
It was a lot of hard work, but to know that we built a table together and saved a TON of money doing it, was a lot of fun. To allow the pieces to curve along the supports, a series of 1/8″ kerfs will have to be cut long the length of the entire piece and a table saw will be used. We soon discovered that we didn’t think the base of the table went with the top because it was two small. This hand-built farmhouse dining table is a charming combination of solid top with charming carved legs.
We tore down the wall between the kitchen and the dining area, turned this into a breakfast nook and made it part of the kitchen! Many tables are made of wood or wood-based products; some are made of other materials including metal and glass. After painting only a few swipes of Old White Chalk Paint® on the table apron, I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY at the coverage. To redo your dining set inside, place a large drop cloth underneath your dining set, then place small squares of wax paper under table and chair legs so you can paint all the way to the floor. I added an outer apron that isn’t connected to the legs but spanned almost the entire diameter of the table.
We had our furniture on Craigslist and a potential buyer contacted me and asked me if I’d sell her my coffee table along with the furniture. You have a lot of choices in paint colors for your dining table redo, but unless you have a funky decorating scheme, stay with something neutral. As always, we have the free printable plans and the step-by-step how-to for you to follow along!
The best part of these DIY dining table projects is that you could mix and match ideas for your space (i.e. loving the base from one table but using the tabletop idea from another!). The scuffed-up door establishes the room’s layered-over-time vibe, making the secondhand farm table, mismatched seating, and garage sale rug look cool and collected, not hodgepodge. Sad news, I didn’t get a picture of the dining room table before we took it apart to fit it in the jeep, so just picture a dining room table in your head & if you are struggling, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the blog post for more of a visual.
So that’s 1,909 words about a table that we can’t wait to welcome into our home. The base is flipped over so I could hide the pocket holes underneath when attaching the stretcher. So, at large family gatherings (not often), they add a LARGE square piece of plywood over the top of the table. Once I decided to place the tablecloth over the round table top, I had a piece of glass made to the same size as the round table top to keep dust off the cover. When we found the table the girls solidified my ideas and thought it would work.