DIY Round Wooden Table for $110!

Hey guys!  I have been dying to share this new DIY with you all!  If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen a couple of sneak peaks of the building process and may have even tried to take a guess at what it was going to be.  Well, how about a round table that seats 6 for only $110!!!!!

DIY-Round-TableI’m not even kidding, the price tag shocked me too!  Especially considering the piece that inspired it, from Pottery Barn, is $1,899 BEFORE tax and shipping.  I’d say I made out like a bandit :)

This is the very first piece of furniture that I have built for our new home.  I mentioned, a while back, when we sold our house that we decided to sell the furniture as well.  I knew that I would want to build new furniture and couldn’t justify paying to have it all stored and then moving it in temporarily.  Needless to say, my plate is quite full trying to build furniture to fill our home up (and get our mattresses off the floor ;) ) BUT, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’m in a woodworkers heaven :)

I enlisted the help of our super talented friend, Ana White, for this build.  I knew that I needed a round shaped table to fit in our breakfast nook so after a bit of thought, we decided to go with an octagon shape.  It would be easier to build than a round top and it would still give my space the round shape that it needed!  You can get the free plans HERE and I’ve shared my step-by-step pictures to help you when you are building your own!!

rigid-miter-sawThere are lots of angle cuts in this piece but don’t let that scare you!  If you have the right tools it’s a piece of cake!  I used my Ridgid 12′ sliding compound miter saw for this job.  The bevel and miter slide to both sides which makes cutting all these angle super fast.

nail-first-boards

nail-step-2The first step is to build the legs.  It’s as simple as stacking boards on each other, glueing and nailing!

attach-leg-to-baseHere is one leg attached to the base.  I just predrilled and followed up with 2 1/2″ wood screws to attach the board for the base to the leg.

kreg-jigTo put the two short legs together, I used my Kreg Jig K5.  This was my first time to use this bad boy and OH MY GOODNESS what a difference.  I loved the previous models but this one makes building so much faster.  It has a self adjusting clamp so there’s no more loosening and tightening the little bolts!  I appreciated it so much on this table because I was drilling though both 2x boards and 1x boards!

pocket-holes-for-baseWhere I drilled my pocket holes for this piece. (goes between the two short legs)

building-the-baseMore base construction

legs-and-baseNow we have half of our legs and base completed!  EASY!

legConstruction of the long leg.  Same steps as the other two legs but it’s just one long piece.

attach-long-leg-to-baseThis is a picture of how I attached the long leg to the base and other two legs.  If you have an extra hand have them hold this piece up while you pre drill and screw.  I wasn’t as lucky so I resorted to resting it on my head…don’t try this at home :)

base

base-part-2Adding the last two boards to create the base.  I just used wood glue and my Ryobi nailer on this part as well!

table-topOnce the base and legs were built, it was time for the top.  This is the piece that supports the top.

planking-the-topA tip for the table top – Ana suggests to cut as you go which is key!  For the mitered planks, I would cut my first angle, line it up

measure-for-miterand mark where the angle should be cut on the other end.  This is the best way to get the most accurate cuts!

clamping-jointsOnce all of my planks were cut, I used my Kreg Jig to join them and clamped every joint to make sure the the planks made a smooth top!

glue-trimThe final building step is to trim out the table top with the 2×2.  I used wood glue and my nailer to attach them.

nail-trimIt was easier for me to nail from the top of the table so I just filled the nail holes with wood glue.

staining-with-rollerI used a foam roller to apply 1 coat of Carrington stain by Varathane.  Varathane is the Rust-Oleum brand sold at Home Depot.  Same colors and product!

attach-trussesI waited to attach the top to the base until we could bring it inside because it was too big to get the entire thing through the door.  I attached the trusses with my Airstrike Nailer.

distress-the-edgesAnd after much debating, I decided to distress all of the edges just a tad.  I used my Corner Cat sander for this and it was perfect for getting to the little angles on the trusses!

polyNow, we don’t put a finish on all of our pieces, just the ones that will need protecting.  I think I put like 5 coats of Varathane Polyurethane in Matte finish on the table top.  I really wanted to be able to wipe it down after our little monsters eat :)

diy-round-tableThat was it!!  With all of the money I saved building this table myself, I splurged on some metal chairs :)  I purchased these at Target.  I had my heart set on a more expensive chair from another store but, I needed 6 of these.  The reviews on this chair aren’t great so I made my sisters go with me to Target and the other store to compare.  We sat in them, measured them, debated and couldn’t justify spending double the price, per chair, because Targets were great!  So I was able to get 6 chairs at $50 a piece!

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pottery-barn-inspired-tableI’m just swooning over this pretty table!  It was VERY easy to build and a savings of at least $2,000 isn’t bad either ;)  Thanks so much to Ana White for these awesome plans!

See something else in the room that you like?  You can get more info below!

DIY Chalkboard Calendar – HERE

Lantern Chandelier – HERE

Valspar Paint Colors – HERE

Cabinotch Cabinets – HERE

Cambria Countertops – HERE