Hey there! I’ve been moving right along trying to fill up all of the empty rooms in our new house. This week I moved into our dining room and I have been dying to build this Restoration Hardware inspired Dining Table since we started building our new house! You may have seen a sneak peak of this beauty on our Instagram! Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with our most current projects!
Man I love this table! The piece that inspired it is $2,205 before tax and I built mine for $110! Wow, wow, wow! I still can’t believe it!
***UPDATE: Free plans for the matching benches can be found HERE!***
Of course, we want you all to be able to build one too so we have FREE Printable plans for you! Just click the image below or HERE for the free plans.
A huge shout-out to Jay at Jays Custom Creations for creating printable plans for us to share with you!
And, as always, I’ve provided my tutorial pictures to make it even easier for you to create your own! I love building tables because you get so much bang for your work and money. They look intimidating but this one, especially, is VERY EASY to build!
I used my K5 set at 3/4″ to drill pocket holes. You can find the Kreg Jig HERE on Amazon.
And, I used 1 1/4″ screws to attach the boards. To create a smooth surface and to keep the top from bowing, just clamp each pocket joint as you go. You can find the Kreg Jig Face Clamps HERE on Amazon.
And, before assembling the pieces, I gave them a good sanding with my Ryobi Corner Cat sander. I don’t always do this before assembly but the 4×4’s were dirty and pretty rough. I used a 50-grit sanding pad for this.
Too attach the 4×4’s, I used my Kreg HD. It’s super easy, clamp and drill! You can find the Kreg Jig HD HERE on Amazon.
Here are the legs completely assembled and now, believe it or not, it’s time to stain! Don’t assemble the table yet, stain first! ***To attach these angle pieces we suggest screws in the plans. However, if you have a nailer, that will work great! If you choose to use wood screws, just predrill from the top of the angle piece into the leg post at an angle (bottom pieces angle down, top pieces angle up). Follow with 2″ wood screws and fill your screw holes with wood filler.***
I chose Carrington by Rust-Oleum to finish the table. (You can find Rust-oleum Stain HERE on Amazon) Just wipe on one-coat with a clean cloth, wait 5-minutes to let it sit, then wipe with another clean cloth to blend it.
I wanted the table to look worn so I used my Ryobi Corner Cat sander to distress all over. I used an 80-grit sanding pad for this part. (I didn’t decide to do this until the table was inside and assembled…. It made a big mess so if you know you will do this, do it before you bring it inside).
I did add 3 coats of Varathayne polyurethane to the table in, matte finish, with a bristle brush. (You can find the Poly HERE on Amazon).
Free plans for the matching benches can be found HERE!
Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 – Ashley
Curious about some of the other things you have seen in this room?
You can find out about the paint colors HERE!
I shared the flooring HERE!
The chandelier HERE!
DIY Bar Cart HERE!
Pottery Barn Inspired Pallet Art HERE!
And we have built a TON of tables over the years 🙂 You can click the images for the tutorials!