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…

DIY Dining Table

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….


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

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

I used Gorilla Wood Glue and deck screws for most of the construction! 😉

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

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!

DIY Dining Table

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! 😉

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table budget plans

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

DIY Dining Table

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!!!


DIY Dining Table


  1. Tara on June 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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

    • on July 29, 2018 at 11:34 am


      I LOVE the table I built, but I used a different plan that’s a bit better than the one on this website. I’m obsessed with mine! I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


      • Stan on December 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        No Thanks!

  2. Isabel on June 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

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

  3. brittany on June 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

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

  4. Lolly Jane on June 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Thank you girls!! 🙂

      • Dave on October 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm

        Would you happen to have a cut list for the same style but 6ft table and

        • Greg on April 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

          How do I secure the 2×10’s for the top?

          • Brittney on May 5, 2019 at 5:39 pm

            Did you figure it out? We are at this part right now ?

          • Andrea on June 23, 2019 at 8:43 pm

            I used 2” screws and went from the top down into the base. I filled my holes after and you wouldn’t even guess there’s screws there.

          • Jonathan on June 24, 2019 at 8:33 pm

            Is it possible to use pocket holes on the sides??

  5. Lauren H on June 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

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

  6. Nicolee King on June 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Very cool and I love the finish!

  7. Danielle on June 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

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

    • Janis on April 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      What type of wood did you use?

  8. Janet on June 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

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

  9. candace on June 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

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

  10. teresa seaman on June 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm


  11. holly on June 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    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.

  12. Karen H on June 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    That’s beautiful!!!!!! I LOVE it!

  13. Candice dolan on June 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

      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 on November 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        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 !!!!

  14. Jillian {Her Split Ends} on June 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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

    Thanks for sharing
    ~ Jillian

  15. margaret on June 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Love it! What finish did you use?

  16. [email protected] on June 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

  17. spiceylg on June 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    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!

  18. Brook @ BeingBrook on June 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

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

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Thank you Brook!!

  19. Whitney on June 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

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

  20. Mindy Mae's Market on June 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Holy Fantastic! We LOVE it!! xoxo

    • Lena on June 5, 2012 at 5:52 am

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

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