This step by step diy woodworking project is about dining table plans. If you want to learn more about building a dining table, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.
There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the table plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the table to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Projects made from these plans
Dining Table Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 16 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 11 1/2″ long FRAME
- C – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 37″ long SHELF
- D – 2 pieces of 1×10 lumber – 48″ long TABLETOP
- E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 8 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/2″ long 2xSUPPORTS
- 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×8 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×10 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 4 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood filler
- wood glue
Building a dining table
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the dining table. Therefore, we recommend you to cut the components out of 2×2 lumber, making sure you take accurate measurements.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and secure them to the legs. Make sure the corners are right-angled and plumb the legs with a spirit level.
The next step of the outdoor project is to attach the 1×8 slats to the bottom shelf of the table. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the frame. Leave no gaps between the slats and lock them together tightly.
In order to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to attach the tabletop into place. Lay the 1×10 slats on a level surface and center the frame of the table with great care.
Drill pocket holes through the frame of the table and insert 2″ screws into the slats. Add waterproof glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Check if the corners are square before inserting the screws.
If you want to enhance the rigidity of the table and to add value to your woodworking project, we recommend you to assemble several supports, as described in the diagram.
Cut the components out of 1×2 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components. Secure the components together by inserting 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square.
Fit the supports to the dining table and drill pocket holes through the top and bottom components. Plumb the supports and secure them into place by inserting 1 1/4″ screws.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the table in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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