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!

DIY-round-table-with-trusses

diy-kitchen-table

Knock-off-round-table

How-to-build-a-table

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

 

  • katie

    I love this table! But it is too big, do you think it would work just to scale down the table top, or would i have to scale the base down too?

  • kb

    What type of wood did you use for the table?

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

      White wood pine:)

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

      The plans are available on Ana’s site but we site is down at the moment. Should be back up and working soon and the links will work then as well :)

  • Chelsea Conard

    Hi. I’d love to take on this project. So gorgeous!! But I definitely need the plans. The link no longer works. Is there another way to post the plans? Or email perhaps? I would greatly appreciate it!! Thanks! 1Chelsea

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  • Deanna Ritchey

    What kind of wood did you use?

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  • William

    Any suggestions or advice will be much appreciated.

  • William

    What are the angles for the 2×2 trim?

  • Jake

    Anna’s plans has 2×3′s in the shopping list I don’t see where they are used in the build and another thing during the building of the pedestal she has a cut list that says to cut a 1×8 to the size of a 1×6 did you just use a 1×6 or did you rip a 1×8 to the size of a 1×6 just wanted to clear it up before I started the build

  • Jake

    Couldn’t you put all the planks for the table top together and just cut out the corners to make it the shape you want with a skill saw instead of cutting each plank with a miter saw set to the angle you wanted

  • Jami @ What the Graham?!

    I know you had mentioned how quickly it took you…how long in total would you say it took?

    Thank you!

  • JenniCody

    Could you post the dimensions of the table? I’m a visual person, and knowing those would help me determine if this would fit in my kitchen nook.

  • Joanne Coathupe

    I love this table so much! Do you think that the base on this could handle a rectangle table top?

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

      Thank you Joanne! It would if the rectangle was no longer than the diameter of the round top. If you need a longer one then modifications would need to be made :)

  • Jason Wilson

    & I have an idea. You all should buy a big shop, hire me and I will help build things and oversee others hired to build. Then you could franchise out with shops. Yes, I am talking myself into a job. I even have a mgmt. degree. lol.

  • Jason Wilson

    Where are the chairs from?

    • Jami @ What the Graham?!

      The chairs came from Target! They’re from the Carlisle collection

  • eesh

    Stunning!! I would be in love with this too if it were me! I feel like selling my current table right now just so I can have an excuse to build this beauty…if only I could get the hubby on board ;) Great work, I can’t wait to see what else you have in store..a woodworker’s dream indeed!

  • Karen May

    That table is absolutely beautiful! You are amazing!

  • Kelly Hendrix

    Gorgeous!!!

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

      Thank you Kelly :)

  • Melissa Tresler

    I’ve been waiting for this plan – you were killing me with all the Instagram teasers! I’ve been checking every day to see if the plan was posted yet! Thank you so much for this! We’ve been wanting to build a new table for our breakfast nook, and this is PERFECT for the area! Gonna go buy the supplies now! Thank you for every plan you share with all of us! :)

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

      Yay!!! Love it Melissa! Good luck and please send us your finished pics :)

  • http://www.helloilivehere.com/ Linda Crandall

    Looks great! Good job!

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

      Thank you Linda ;)

  • Nicolle Jansson

    I can’t get over how beautiful this is! Adding it to my project list…wish is growing by the day!

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

      Thank you Nicolle! Haha we know the feeling ;)

  • Stacy W

    Wow – what an awesome build for only $110!!! Great job!

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

      Seriously!!!!! Thank you so much:)