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. allison on June 6, 2012 at 7:52 am

    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!

  2. Becky Smith on June 6, 2012 at 7:21 am

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

  3. Susan on June 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    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!

  4. Sarah on June 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    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.

  5. Sue on June 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

    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 on June 5, 2012 at 11:27 am

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


  6. Terri on June 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    (ps ads are distracting)

  7. Danielle on June 5, 2012 at 8:01 am

    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 on June 5, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      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?

      • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm

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

        • Diana Ritchie on March 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

          Hello, I have finished constructing the table. I am so thankful for the plans. Do I need to sand the pine wood before I stain it? It’s my first project. THANK YOU, Diana

  8. Brandy~GreyLaneHome on June 5, 2012 at 7:34 am

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

  9. Rhea on June 5, 2012 at 7:09 am

    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 on June 5, 2012 at 7:16 am

      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!!

  10. Lisa K on June 5, 2012 at 6:31 am

    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 on June 5, 2012 at 7:05 am

      I will be sharing that soon… Thanks Lisa!! 😉

  11. Keesha on June 5, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Stunning, just stunning! GREAT job!!!

  12. Nicole W on June 5, 2012 at 6:17 am

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

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 7:04 am

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

  13. Aaron on June 5, 2012 at 6:01 am

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

  14. karen on June 5, 2012 at 5:20 am

    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.

  15. kellie on June 5, 2012 at 5:14 am

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

  16. Natalie on June 5, 2012 at 2:48 am

    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 on June 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

      I will share those soon ;-)!!

  17. Erin Letz on June 4, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    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 on June 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

      Hahaha this one made me lol 🙂 Thank you friend!

  18. Lis West on June 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    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?

  19. Jill Flory on June 4, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    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!

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

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

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 7:02 am

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

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