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. aleisha on July 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I have a question how did you put the tabletop on because it doesn’t say on the directions on how to do it.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 28, 2012 at 5:51 am

      I drilled straight through the top into the bases. I then used wood putty to cover the small holes. Hope this helps!

  2. marilyn on July 18, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I love your patio table, it is what I am looking for to build one my patio. I just have one question, how did you do to make the table look old? What kind of paint, technic and color did you used?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

      I used a semi-transparent outdoor stain tinted to espresso found at Lowe’s. It’s simple! The pine showed through the stain just a bit and I was done! Hope this helps!

      • Jessie on November 20, 2013 at 1:21 pm


  3. Kaycee on July 9, 2012 at 7:40 am

    I just tried to go to Annas site, and it’s down can you help me out? I would really love the plans!

  4. Cindy on July 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Love it! SO having my hubby do this!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. stephanie preston on July 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Hello, would you happen to have the measurements and the angles of the cuts for this table? Thank you!

  6. Rebecca Rojas on June 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Love this table so much and want to try!! Unfortunately we have are going to have a small dining nook in our new home. Do you think it would be possible for us to modify the plans to make the length shorter?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Yes! So easy… The ends would be the exact same. Then, you would just need to adjust your runners to the length you want and the top boards as well. The middle pieces will sit at a different angle, but attaching them will be the same. Hope this helps! Sorry for the late reply! 😉

  7. I.R on June 27, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Great build!!!
    Quick question, how did you attach the table top boards? Countersink screws from above ?

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      Exactly! Forgot to mention that… Sorry!

  8. Britney on June 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    I have been looking for a heavy outdoor dining table for sometime now without breaking the bank, my husband is going to be thrilled! 🙂 We live on a plain in OK and the wind tears up outdoor patio furniture like crazy. Hope to tackle this project this weekend! Can’t wait to see what you used for seating!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      I would love to see pics of it when you get it finished Britney! Thanks so much and sorry for the late reply!

  9. Kathy on June 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    This is so awesome and I love that price!!

  10. Becca on June 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    This is so crazy awesome!! You blow my mind- LOVE!!
    xo Becca

  11. Jennifer on June 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I am pinning this right now!! But I MUST know…what did you use for the finish/color? I love it!!

    • Jennifer on June 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

      Oops, I see your answer from everyone else asking! Thanks!

  12. Dyann on June 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    This is fabulous. I have been wanting a table like this for my dining room. Do you think it would work as an inside table? Also, I have never done wood working in my life, where did you buy your wood? Just a home improvement store?

  13. Augusta on June 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    I am looking forward to use this for a table/kitchen island in my kitchen. I have a wide open space and need something high enough for me to use as extra counter space but also as the kitchen table for my family. I am thinking of using these plans and just raising the height by 5inches to make it 35 inches high. Its absolutly beautiful. 🙂

  14. johanna on June 11, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    1 more question- what kind of sealant or finishing coat did you use on top of the stain. we’ll be using ours as a dining table and i want to make sure it is sealed thoroughly. thanks again!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      The outdoor stain had a sealant in it as well! So… That’s all I put on it! 🙂

  15. Ashley G on June 11, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This table is absolutely gorgeous! I love it and want one! Do you think it would have been easier to stain all of the wood before you cut and put it together? It looks like there are a lot of tight places that would have made it a little more difficult to stain after it was assembled. Let me know what you think. Thanks.

  16. johanna on June 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

    thank you for doing all the ‘dirty work’ in getting plans and such!! just made ours this weekend and i LOVE LOVE LOVE it. can’t wait to stain it today. thanks a bunch!

  17. Grace on June 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Looking for plans/ideas for an indoor dining table approx. 54 inches the leg design on this table. Cannot justify paying $1,000 on a square table of these dimensions. These legs beat standard table legs. Anyone any ideas? Thank you

  18. Jennifer on June 10, 2012 at 5:32 am

    This is such a great project! So happy with the results so far, but I do have 1 question. How are the boards attached to form the table top? Just screw into from the top surface and putty over the screw heads? Or do you try to hide them dome how from underneath?

    • johanna on June 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

      hi there, we built ours this weekend and chose to use huge nails through the top into the sides and leave them exposed to add character. i love how it turned out. hope this helps. good luck!

      • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        I would love to see pictures of your Johanna!! That sounds so cute! I did countersink mine through the top. Sorry for the late reply!!

  19. Sherrie on June 8, 2012 at 7:19 am

    I LOVE this table and the “easy” instructions. I plan to build a six foot table to use indoors (will have a piece of glass placed on top) and will send a photo when it is completed. Thanks!

  20. Katie on June 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

    How absolutely wonderful! I’ve been wanting to make a table, and was going to the construction myself, but you just saved me so much time! So in love with this table!! Thank you for sharing!!

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