DIY Dining Table for only $65!!!

Happy Monday friends!

Come check out my AMAZING DIY dining table!!

I am sooooo excited to share the newest Ana White plans with you guys today!  This is my very favorite build yet!

I have been in serious need for an outdoor table to seat my family of 7.  When we stumbled upon a beautiful, long farmhouse table from Anthropologie, I knew it was love at first sight.

Everything was perfect about it… Except that $2,000 price tag… Ouch. That hurts to even write.  But… I knew who to call to help me make my own at a very small fraction of that cost!

Here is our knock off version…

I will share a few pics from my build, and you can see the full set of plans for this table HERE on Ana’s site!

Let me start with price….

$65!!

How great is that??  It was a super easy build as well.

I used Gorilla Wood Glue and deck screws for most of the construction! ;-)

I also used my Kreg Jig® on a few parts!

For those of you on the fence about finally purchasing one of these, go for it!  This tool is AMAZING, and has been life changing for me!  It has enabled me to furnish my entire home for very little cost.  It’s a small investment with a HUGE return.  You will thank us!  I suggest getting them from Amazon!  Ash and I are Amazon junkies… Best prices and free shipping… WIN WIN!  Here is a link to the model Ash and I use below!

That kit is really everything you will ever need, other than screws as you run low!

I LOVE, LOVE the results!!  This table can be modified to an outdoor table by just spacing your top boards a bit more apart.

To finish it off, I stained the whole thing with Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut.

Rust-Oleum-Dark-Walnut Stain

To protect that, I added two coats of Spar Varnish on top.

RustOleum Spar Varnish

Want to see a few more pics?? Yah.. Me too! ;-)

What do you think??

Did I mention $65???

Yah… I think the price makes me love it even more!

If you do love it, I would SO appreciate some PINS and shares below!

Make sure to check out the full plans for this $65 table on Ana’s site HERE!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

~Whitney

  • Sarah raper

    I made this table about 6 months ago and I loved it! Turned out perfect! Now it seems to be warping and the planks are now parting and I have no idea why?! Can someone please help me? The table does not look go now! What did I do wrong?

    Thanks
    Sarah

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  • Justin Shaddock

    has anyone built a matching bench for this? Just curious to see what ratio you used for the leg pieces. Building the table for sure soon, just need to make sure that the bench doesn’t look crazy.

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  • Joseph Devitz

    I love this table. I built mine in one day, about 12 hours.

    • Irene Wong-Montgomery

      I see that you have used this table outdoors–I’ve been thinking the same thing :) Have you had any issue with swelling wood?

      • Joseph Devitz

        It is under a roof so It stays directly out of the weather, no problems yet.

    • Stephanie Moller Simpson

      Did you use the dark walnut stain? Our table is built (my husband’s first time to build anything) and we are nervous to stain it in fear of messing it up. I read somewhere (after the table was finished, of course) that pine is hard to stain. Any tips with staining that you couod ahare? Yours looks great!

      • Joseph Devitz

        I used Minwax poly stain, antique walnut but brushed it on one section/board at a time and wiped it out right away to keep as much wood grain contrast as possible then hand rubbed two coats of satin poly on.
        Here is a picture with a matching bench made by reducing the trestle leg measurements by half.

        • Stephanie Moller Simpson

          Thank you!

  • Sara Hobson

    I love how you stained this table. what kind and color stain did you use?

    • Joseph Devitz

      I’m sorry the name escapes me, I have many stains and chose one I thought would look good. I use Minwax poly stains but I hand rub it in, two coats and then 2 coats of matte poly hand rubbed in.

  • Angela @ Life in Velvet

    Gorgeous! Fabulous job! I can’t believe you did that for $65. It’s stunning. Pinned :)

    • Joseph Devitz

      This Picture doesn’t show it, but I did build a matching bench and grill table. For the measurements, I just cut the ones for the table in half and it was perfect height.

  • Paul Mahoney

    Not sure if you’re paying attention to this….but what is an easy way to scale this table down to 5 feet (60″) for the tables top?

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  • Ross Stroven

    Beautiful project!! What stain did you put on it?

  • Audrey Parsons Yates

    I love my table! The bottom part will be stained a darker color than the top…soon. I had to get the top ready in time to host Thanksgiving dinner in our new house.

    • Tabitha June Marus

      Where did you get your chairs? I love them. Your room looks great.

  • Jessie

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing! Can you tell me the brand/color stain you used? I love the weathered gray!!!

  • Cindy DIYbeautify

    Awesome DIY, thanks for sharing :)

  • Sinead

    I was just wondering how many adults this table sits? Also, are the benches you made for the dining room table long enough to look good with this table? How many kids do you think you could pile in? Thank you so much! This table is the coolest ever. Really awesome job.

  • Dani

    Will this table base support a granite top instead of the wood?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.stokes.102 Jamie Stokes

    Looooove this table. Going to try to get my hubby to help me make one for the desert house.

  • Alyssa

    My husband and I are building this table in the next week. Do you have any suggestions for making the table top removable? We’ll be moving in the next 9 months and there’s no way this could be removed from our current residence in one peice…

  • Shelly Minette

    I just might try this! I just conquered a mini table or aka doggie throne, so I should be able to do this too!
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com/2013/04/lillys-new-throne.html

  • Korrie@RedHenHome

    Love this table, and am considering it for our dining room. Can you tell me, please, if there is enough room for a tall adult to *comfortable* sit at the end of the table? Knocking knees against the supports would be a deal-breaker ;-)

    • daphness84

      I’d like to know as well!! Is there room for chairs to be pushed in at the ends? Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Williams/100000189889700 Mark Williams

    Whitney, you are good! Are you married? Just kidding. Do you have any dimensions or maybe I missed them somewhere?

  • Kristen

    What is the color of stain you used?

  • Denise

    Beautiful!! I’m going to replace our dining room table with this!!! Do you have plans for bench seats as well? :D

  • Jennie Staton

    Hi, we are making this over the weekend. I’ll post pictures once we’re done (probably won’t have it stained this weekend but definitely will by next weekend). Thanks so much for sharing the information and inspiring us!!!!

  • katrina

    Trying to make this at home for my first furniture project. I’m only on step 1! I tried attaching the 45 degree pieces with glue and 2″ screws from the inside of the post.

    The 45deg pieces don’t seem very sturdy. They can easily be moved/wiggled slightly. Is this normal and it will be better once supported by the rest of the pieces?

    What’s the best way to attach them so they are strong? I don’t want to go ahead with the rest of the table build only to have the whole project sub-par.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beth.bruno.10 Beth Bruno

    I just built this wonderful table, as an indoor dinning table. I love it! The only thing that I would add to the plans is to secure the table top with scrap wood pieces screwed up from the bottom. Thank you for sharing these plans!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephany.lee.754 Stephany Lee

      That is so awesome!! kudos to you!!

    • http://www.Goodbye0rdinary.wordpress.com Brin Tice

      What stain did you use? love the color

  • http://www.facebook.com/raeprit Rae Dean Pritchard Walters

    I love this idea….it is perfect for anyone…and it looks pretty sturdy. does it tip over easy though?

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  • Brittany

    We are almost done building ours and then we are going to work on the bench. We are also wanting to put some chairs with ours. Do you have any suggestions for chairs that would go with this table?

    • http://www.facebook.com/deanna.kirksey Deanna Tarver Homan

      Parsons chairs on the ends. You can cover them with your favorite color cover. Anna’s Linens has them for 9.99 ea. Look on Craigslist for used chairs.

      • Meagan

        We are using all wood antique chairs from thrift stores and antique stores. They are all different but have the same tie on cushion so they are “matching.” Just make sure the chairs don’t already have cushions. I love the different wood stain finishes on all of them coming together with the different stain of the table.

  • Heather Turner

    can you post some pictures of the chairs you used to go with table? i love the idea of indoor farmhouse table, but am having a hard time finding chairs that would compliment and be cost efficient. thanks.

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  • Carol

    I want one a bit bigger but I am asking my son-in-law to get started on it as soon as possible:),I have been wanting a farmhouse or library table forever and this is perfect. Thank you!!

  • http://twitter.com/EricBurgess Eric Burgess

    Thanks so much for the inspiration! I’m going to make one of these for my wife.

  • Table Desperation.

    Could you please post the measurements and angles you used to build this fabulous table? Thanks *

  • Jenn

    I love this table…wish there were instructions on how to make benches to match!

  • MJT

    this table is the bomb. What kind of wood did you use? Thanks!

  • http://profiles.google.com/skittlesandscraps Courtney Wilson

    I just finished mine last night! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.facebook.com/samantha.soesbe Samantha James Soesbe

    I adore this for an INSIDE table. very farm house chic. and the price- to DIE for!! <3

  • USAFwife101510

    Absolutely love this!!!!! We have 8 children so we have been in the market for a table like this but the cheapest we found was almost $4,000!!! This is great!! Can’t wait to start : ) Thank you!!!!!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      That is awesome! LOVE big fams! Send us a pic when you get it finished!

  • aleisha

    I have a question how did you put the tabletop on because it doesn’t say on the directions on how to do it.

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      I drilled straight through the top into the bases. I then used wood putty to cover the small holes. Hope this helps!

  • marilyn

    I love your patio table, it is what I am looking for to build one my patio. I just have one question, how did you do to make the table look old? What kind of paint, technic and color did you used?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      I used a semi-transparent outdoor stain tinted to espresso found at Lowe’s. It’s simple! The pine showed through the stain just a bit and I was done! Hope this helps!

      • Jessie

        thanks!

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  • Kaycee

    I just tried to go to Annas site, and it’s down can you help me out? I would really love the plans!

  • Cindy

    Love it! SO having my hubby do this!! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Cindy!!

  • stephanie preston

    Hello, would you happen to have the measurements and the angles of the cuts for this table? Thank you!

  • http://mrsrojasteaches.blogspot.com Rebecca Rojas

    Love this table so much and want to try!! Unfortunately we have are going to have a small dining nook in our new home. Do you think it would be possible for us to modify the plans to make the length shorter?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Yes! So easy… The ends would be the exact same. Then, you would just need to adjust your runners to the length you want and the top boards as well. The middle pieces will sit at a different angle, but attaching them will be the same. Hope this helps! Sorry for the late reply! ;-)

  • I.R

    Great build!!!
    Quick question, how did you attach the table top boards? Countersink screws from above ?

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      Exactly! Forgot to mention that… Sorry!

  • http://bruckerbabble.blogspot.com Britney

    I have been looking for a heavy outdoor dining table for sometime now without breaking the bank, my husband is going to be thrilled! :) We live on a plain in OK and the wind tears up outdoor patio furniture like crazy. Hope to tackle this project this weekend! Can’t wait to see what you used for seating!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      I would love to see pics of it when you get it finished Britney! Thanks so much and sorry for the late reply!

  • http://scrapndaze.blogspot.com Kathy

    This is so awesome and I love that price!!

  • http://gardenberger.blogspot.com Becca

    This is so crazy awesome!! You blow my mind- LOVE!!
    xo Becca

  • http://jenniferleible.blogspot.com Jennifer

    I am pinning this right now!! But I MUST know…what did you use for the finish/color? I love it!!

    • http://jenniferleible.blogspot.com Jennifer

      Oops, I see your answer from everyone else asking! Thanks!

  • Dyann

    This is fabulous. I have been wanting a table like this for my dining room. Do you think it would work as an inside table? Also, I have never done wood working in my life, where did you buy your wood? Just a home improvement store?

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  • Augusta

    I am looking forward to use this for a table/kitchen island in my kitchen. I have a wide open space and need something high enough for me to use as extra counter space but also as the kitchen table for my family. I am thinking of using these plans and just raising the height by 5inches to make it 35 inches high. Its absolutly beautiful. :)

  • johanna

    1 more question- what kind of sealant or finishing coat did you use on top of the stain. we’ll be using ours as a dining table and i want to make sure it is sealed thoroughly. thanks again!

    • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

      The outdoor stain had a sealant in it as well! So… That’s all I put on it! :-)

  • http://mymulberrytree.blogspot.com Ashley G

    This table is absolutely gorgeous! I love it and want one! Do you think it would have been easier to stain all of the wood before you cut and put it together? It looks like there are a lot of tight places that would have made it a little more difficult to stain after it was assembled. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

  • johanna

    thank you for doing all the ‘dirty work’ in getting plans and such!! just made ours this weekend and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it. can’t wait to stain it today. thanks a bunch!

  • Grace

    Looking for plans/ideas for an indoor dining table approx. 54 inches square.like the leg design on this table. Cannot justify paying $1,000 on a square table of these dimensions. These legs beat standard table legs. Anyone any ideas? Thank you

  • Jennifer

    This is such a great project! So happy with the results so far, but I do have 1 question. How are the boards attached to form the table top? Just screw into from the top surface and putty over the screw heads? Or do you try to hide them dome how from underneath?

    • johanna

      hi there, we built ours this weekend and chose to use huge nails through the top into the sides and leave them exposed to add character. i love how it turned out. hope this helps. good luck!

      • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

        I would love to see pictures of your Johanna!! That sounds so cute! I did countersink mine through the top. Sorry for the late reply!!

  • Sherrie

    I LOVE this table and the “easy” instructions. I plan to build a six foot table to use indoors (will have a piece of glass placed on top) and will send a photo when it is completed. Thanks!

  • http://www.kathryngodwin.com Katie

    How absolutely wonderful! I’ve been wanting to make a table, and was going to the construction myself, but you just saved me so much time! So in love with this table!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • allison

    What a great design!! I just might need to make a higher end version to live inside my cottage since I just bought new outdoor furniture. I need to price out some oak next time I am at the lumber yard. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://www.purelymom.wordpress.com Becky Smith

    This is so very beautiful! Can you explain how you attached the big cross braces in the middle?

  • Susan

    I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! I am going to make this for sure this week! Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone. I can NOT wait to get started!

  • http://redbarnridge.blogspot.com Sarah

    This is beautiful. I’ve been wanting to build a new kitchen table, and came across this on Pinterest, while looking or inspiration. So simple, yet looks so awesome.

  • Sue

    It’s a totally GREAT table! However, I would’ve like to have seen you “bite the bullet”, so to speak, and use cedar or redwood for this specific project. The table would have cost more (still not anywhere near $2K) but those woods are much more appropriate for this table’s outdoor placement. It may not directly be exposed to driving rain, but it’s going to be subject to huge swings in temperature and humidity. I would be concerned that despite the waterproof finish, the pine will cup and twist.

    • Shanty2Chic

      I know what you mean Sue, but for $65 I can build a new one later ;-)

      Thanks!!

  • http://healthywealthymoms.blogspot.com/ Terri

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    (ps ads are distracting)

  • Danielle

    you are so inspirational! I love your blog and everything you do! I have made several of your projects… the $20 wall shelves, the mason jar planter, and now I am going to tackle this table!!! I can’t wait. Thank you!

    • Danielle M

      I am going to need to make my table shorter, either 6 or 7 feet long instead of the 8 feet. What kind of modifications will I need to make? Can I just do it shorter and everything at the base will be smooshed closer together?

      • http://www.shanty-2-chic.com/ Shanty2Chic

        Yes Danielle! Did you get it done? I would love to see pictures! I am so sorry for the late reply!

  • http://greylanehome Brandy~GreyLaneHome

    Oh my….This is great it’s so awesome. I can’t get over the price. Thanks for sharing.

  • Rhea

    LOVVVVEEEEE!!!! I have wanted a farmhouse table forever and now I can have it! Just one quick clarification…Can you explain the “45 degree angle from square, NOT parallel”.
    Thanks so much for building, sharing and motivating

    • Shanty2Chic

      I will try… You cut the boards at 45 degrees. And then make sure the two ends you cut aren’t parallel to each other, that way they sit the right way. Hope this helps!!

  • Lisa K

    I am LOVING this table! Have you decided what you would use for seating? I’m curious to see what you feel would look fabulous and outdoorsy with this table. So beautiful. Amazing job. Love Shanty and Ana White! :)

    • Shanty2Chic

      I will be sharing that soon… Thanks Lisa!! ;-)

  • Keesha

    Stunning, just stunning! GREAT job!!!

  • Nicole W

    This table is gorgeous!! What stain did you use?? You guys did such a fantastic job!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Nicole! I used a semi-transparent outdoor stain tinted to the color espresso. Found it at Lowe’s! Hope this helps :-)

  • Aaron

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Now to find the time to make my own!

  • http://www.lilyfairdrapery.com karen

    Wow, that’s the cutest DYI table I’ve seen and so easy and straightforward to make. Wish I needed a new table at the cottage,or maybe a tree will fall on the old one he he! This definitely makes my pinterest board.

  • kellie

    AWESOME job! Love the table! Thanks so much for sharing!! Can’t wait to see the next item you have up your sleeve! ;)

  • Natalie

    Oh my gracious !!! Love this table!!!
    I have to make one!!! What did you do for seating? Benches ?
    Id love to see plans for that !!!

    So awesome !! Great job !!

    • Shanty2Chic

      I will share those soon ;-)!!

  • Erin Letz

    Holy hell! Seriously, Whitney?! You are never short of amazing. Love the table. If you want to come over and build me one, I’ll be happy open a bottle of wine and watch you get after it! Love you, friend!!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Hahaha this one made me lol :-) Thank you friend!

  • Lis West

    I love the table…but for $65? What type of wood did you use? I like red cedar for outside projects, but I know that red cedar would be quite a bit more. Is there a wood that would weather the elements as well as red cedar but cost much less?

  • http://www.sewafineseam.com Jill Flory

    Awesome! I told my hubby I want one! One of these days I’m gonna just make something myself – if I can get away with using his tools!

  • Danielle

    Can you tell me what stain you used? This is gorgeous!

    • Shanty2Chic

      I used a semi-transparent outdoor stain tinted to the color espresso. Found it at Lowe’s! Thanks!

  • http://www.milamslittlebluehouse.blogspot.com Tara

    AMAZING! I absolutely love this! I love Ana, and bless you for building all this stuff for her :)

  • Isabel

    That Rocks! you guys ROCK!!!!! I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brittany

    It turned out gorgeous! Great job. I love the X shaped legs.

  • http://www.lollyjane.com Lolly Jane

    Great job, girls! It’s stunning! Love that Ana, you all make a fab team together! XO

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thank you girls!! :-)

  • http://technicallyorganizedmama.com Lauren H

    LOVE IT! Wish I needed a table and could justify making this. Thanks for sharing this fabulous DIY knock-off!

  • Nicolee King

    Very cool and I love the finish!

  • http://www.findingsilverpennies.com Danielle

    This is gorgeous! I want my hubby to make one. What stain did you use? I saw it on pinterest and am repinning!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Danielle!
      I used a semi-transparent outdoor stain tinted to a color called espresso. Found it at Lowe’s!

  • Janet

    Seriously…. Love, love. I saw it already pinned on pinterest and I hurried over to my Flipboard to see it! Amazing as always.

  • http://Craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com candace

    This is awesome, my favorite so far!! I can’t believe you made if for 65$, nice job!

  • teresa seaman

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS TABLE AND IT DOESNT BREAK THE BANK TO BUILD IT….CAN’T WAIT TO GET OUR BARN BUILT SO I CAN START BUILDING NEW FURNITURE ITEMS FOR OUR NEW BARN HOUSE WE RE GONNA BUILD NEXT YEAR..!

  • holly

    Oh my, I really like this table, alot! I would even like it for an indoor table. Great job on building it!!! I also really liked your family/picture blocks that you posted…they are awesome and on my list for next project. Keep up the great work, yours and ana’s projects are so inspiring.

  • Karen H

    That’s beautiful!!!!!! I LOVE it!

  • Candice dolan

    Love love love! This looks like my 40th birthday present! Great job! Did you use pressure treated wood?

    • Shanty2Chic

      We have a large covered patio. I decided to use plain old pine. I did use an outdoor stain/sealant in one to finish it off. Hope this helps!

      • Giggling Gerty

        So….. if you were making this to go in an uncovered patio, would you still use the ordinary pine? P.s. love it and the price tag !!!!

  • http://www.hersplitends.com Jillian {Her Split Ends}

    SOO BRILLIANT!! I love this…and looks like even a novice like me could build it!!

    Thanks for sharing
    Cheers
    ~ Jillian
    http://www.hersplitends.com

  • margaret

    Love it! What finish did you use?

  • http://www.redhenhome.blogspot.com Korrie@RedHenHome

    Oh my gorgeousness! SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS?? I am WAY impressed!

  • spiceylg

    As always you did a fantastic job! I honestly don’t know how you find the time to do so much building and be a Mom, too! You go girl!

  • http://beingbrook.com Brook @ BeingBrook

    Oh I totally LOVE!! Great job on the table, totally gorgeous! Can’t believe it was only $65.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thank you Brook!!

  • http://www.mylifeasawife.com Whitney

    WOW!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t believe the price! You may just inspire me to make my own!

  • http://www.mindymaesmarket.com Mindy Mae’s Market

    Holy Fantastic! We LOVE it!! xoxo

    • Lena

      How brilliant!!! I may have to try this one myself, maybe even I can do this! xo
      Thanks for sharing!