This step by step diy project is about kitchen plans. This woodworking article features detailed instructions about building a rustic wooden kitchen table, along with detailed diagrams and a list with all the materials and tools needed for the project. There are many designs to choose from when building a kitchen table, so make sure you take a look over the related projects.
Align the wooden components at both ends before driving in the screws. Don’t forget to pre-drill holes in the components, as to prevent the wood from splitting. Moreover, don’t forget to countersink the head of the screws, before inserting the wooden screws. Last but not least, apply a good wood filler in the holes, let it dry out properly and sand the surface thoroughly with 120-grit sandpaper, before applying the final coats of stain. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 29″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 71″ long, 4 pieces – 29″ long FRAME
- C – 4 piece of 2×4 lumber – 7 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- D – 7 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 73″ long, 2 pieces – 38 1/2″ long TABLETOP
- 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 10 ft
- 12 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- wood glue
- wood filler
- wood stain
Building a kitchen table
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the kitchen table. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to build the components out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the aprons.
Top Tip: Make sure the corners are right-angled and check if the edges are perfectly flush. Add glue to the joints and insert 2 1/2″ screws into place. Repeat the process for the opposite side.
The next step of the woodworking project is to build the frame for the kitchen table. In order to get a professional table, we recommend you to take accurate measurements and to make the cuts with a circular saw.
Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports, make sure the corners are square and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side aprons. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
In order to enhance the rigidity of the structure, we recommend you to fit 2×4 supports to the four corners of the kitchen table. Therefore, cut both ends of the supports at 45 degrees and secure them to the frame of the table by using 2 1/2″ screws.
Before inserting the screws, we recommend you to make sure the corners are right-angled. Leave no gaps between the components.
Building the tabletop for the kitchen table can be done in several manner. You could MDF or 2×6 slats. Lay the slats on a level surface, making sure you leave no gaps between them. Align the slats at both ends, making sure the corners are square.
Afterwards, center the frame of the table to the slats, as described in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the tabletop slats.
Top Tip: Work with attention and leave no gaps between the wooden slats. Make sure you insert the galvanized screws properly and there are no gaps between the tabletop and the frame of the table.
Last but not least, you should take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, you need to fill the cracks with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Afterwards, sand the wooden surfaces with 120-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues thoroughly.
Top Tip: Protect the wooden components from wood decay by applying several coats of stain or paint.
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