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10 DIY Dining Tables

Shopping for the right kitchen table can be time consuming and expensive. Finding the right combination of size, color and shape can make it near impossible to find the exact one you’re looking for to match your dining area. Add in extension types and your week goes out the window. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of DIY dining tables for you to help ease the pain of finding the right table. Some tools that are common in almost all the projects include a miter saw, table saw, sander, and a drill. You don’t have to have these items, but they make the work go quicker and easier.

1. Easy DIY Dining Table

This tutorial involves very little work. It’s a simple dining table made out of two sheets of plywood that still looks great in any dining area. The chunky legs add a unique look to this table, and even those are made out of plywood.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Materials you need:

Plywood
1-inch wood screws
Trestle table legs
Wood glue
Sanding block
Polycrylic

2. DIY Concrete Table

Concrete tables can be expensive, but thanks to this tutorial, having one in your dining room will be a snap. It is suggested you make this DIY concrete dining table with some help, since once the concrete sets, it is heavy and hard to move around.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 2-3 days
Materials you need:

Melamine sheet
Quikrete countertop mix
Cheng concrete sealer
Concrete Trowel
Concrete mesh
100 percent Silicone
• 4 L brackets
Wood glue
Polyurethane
Four-by-four
5-inch wood screws
Construction adhesive
Wood stain (optional for the legs)

3. DIY Old Door Dining Table

If you have an old door lying around you can easily turn it into a DIY dining room table with this tutorial. They used the legs from an old table, but any table legs will work. Add a glass top and you have a rustic look with a modern twist.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 6-8 hours
Materials you need:

Door
Two-by-fours
Table legs
Wood screws
Wood glue
Sanding block
Wood stain or White paint
Glass tabletop

4. DIY Butcher Block Table Top

The butcher block look is a fun and unique look for any table top but can be difficult and expensive to find. This tutorial walks you through how to build your own so you’ll have a unique and beautiful dining table that is sure to impress your dinner guests.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 4-6 hours
Materials you need:

• 20 Two-by-twos
Wood glue
• Several General purpose clamps
Sanding block
Wood stain
Table legs

5. DIY Scandi-Inspired Dining Table

If you enjoy Scandinavian furniture, here is a DIY dining table that was inspired just that. This one was built as a small breakfast nook table for a smaller apartment, but it can easily be built larger to fit more dinner guests.

Level of difficulty: Easy
Duration: 4-6 hours
Materials you need:

One-by-four
One-by-six
One-by-two
Table pedestal base
Wood screws
Terra Nova Naturoil or wood stain

6. DIY Round Dining Table

An easy project is this DIY round dining table. It can be built to any circumference and looks great in the middle of any dining room. This video uses two-by-fours but can be made out of reclaimed wood, pallets or different sizes of wood to give it a varying look.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 6-8 hours
Materials you need:

Two-by-fours
Two-by-twos
Wood glue
• Several General purpose clamps
Sanding block
Wood stain
Paint (optional for legs)

7. DIY Dining Table

Even though this is a simple wood dining table, it has a wonderful look to it. The tutorial is easy to follow and fun to do.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 8-10 hours
Materials you need:

Six-by-six
• 4 Two-by-twelve
• 4 Two-by-fours
• 6 One-by-three
• 3 One-by-four
Four-by-six
• Eight 1/2 inch by eight-inch screws
• Eight 1/2 inch washers
2-inch screws
Wood glue
Wood filler
Polyurethane
Wood stain

8. DIY Knockdown Dining Table

This DIY dining table can be taken apart and put back together without any tools. It’s great for taking it when camping or a myriad of other situations where a table is needed.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 1-2 days
Materials you need:

• 2 Two-by-twelve (or any width wide enough for the leg design of your choice)
Two-by-fours
One-by-four-by-six
3″ Wooden dowel
1″ Wooden dowel
1″ Wooden dowel cap
Sanding block (if you don’t have a sander)
Wood stain
Polyurethane

9. DIY Industrial Dining Table

If you have a way to cut metal and weld pieces together, this tutorial shows you how to take wood and metal to make an industrial DIY dining table. The design used is very simple, it just takes some skills and a few more tools than the other DIYs in this list. Although not listed, there are various metal accessories that could also be used to make your table unique to your home.

Level of difficulty: Hard
Duration: 8+ hours
Materials you need:

Metal angle bar
Two-by-fours
Wood glue
Four-by-fours
Metal sheet
Wood stain

10. DIY Outdoor Dining Table

If you have some wooden pallets laying around, this tutorial shows you how to turn them into a DIY outdoor dining table. It could also be used indoors with a little more sanding.

Level of difficulty: Medium
Duration: 6-8 hours
Materials you need:

Wooden pallets
Two-by-fours (if needed to replace some pallet pieces)
Wood screws
Wood glue
Sanding block
• Wood filler
Pre-stain (optional)
Wood stain
Polyurethane

Conclusion

These 10 DIY dining tables are sure to bring a little charm and wonder to your dining room table. The best part is they can all be customized to fit any dining area, bit or small. Let us know what you built and what you did to make it all your own. And if you got a knack for woodworking, why not try some of these DIY projects and build yourself a customized farmhouse table!

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