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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 brad 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

 

78 Comments

  1. Morgan on June 14, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Do you use a planar and jointer to prepare your lumber?

  2. Samuel Oates on January 22, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Found that i could attach my skirt board via kreg jig set at the 5/8 depth with the drill bit at 3/4. used 1″ coarse kreg screws and avoided putting any brad nails through the top of the table.

  3. Robyn Meza on November 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    I’m so confused! I’m building this table now and I can’t figure out how to attach the table top to the base??!! Help!!

    • Shanty2Chic on November 11, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Hey! Just use wood screws and drill from under the base into the bottom of the top 🙂

      • Robyn Meza on November 12, 2016 at 9:15 am

        The screws won’t split the 1X’s that the base is made of? I’m afraid it will split those boards!

        • Shanty2Chic on November 12, 2016 at 9:25 am

          If you pre-drill or use self tapping wood screws it shouldn’t!

  4. Anna Harris on October 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hello, can you tell me if it’s recommended to put the polyurethane on the entire base too? I’m afraid after multiple coats on the top that you would be able to tell that the base doesn’t have it. Just curious what your thoughts are on that. Thanks!

    • Shanty2Chic on October 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

      I use a matte finish so I can’t tell it doesn’t have one on the base. If you are concerned, I would go ahead and add one!

      • Anna Harris on October 20, 2016 at 11:52 am

        Okay great. This was my first time using a matte finish and I only have 1 coat on the top so far. I’d rather not have to do the entire base too so I think I’ll go with what you did. Thanks! 🙂

  5. Jennifer Harding on July 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    This is kind of a dumb question–but when putting the small legs together, did you just use 2 inch brad nails and glue when attaching the 2x6s?

  6. Irene O'Brien on February 1, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    This may sound silly, but can this table easily fit 8 people? Or would you suggest going larger?

  7. Candi Daitch on October 6, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I’m in love with this table, but my kitchen space is small and the biggest I could go would be around 40″, has anyone made this after downsizing the plans? Any issues or tips?

  8. Julie on October 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Love the table, but actually love the pendant light just as much! Could you tell me where you got the light from? Thanks.

    • Shanty2Chic on October 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Ballard Designs 🙂 there should be a link at the bottom of this post 🙂

  9. siouxsie89 on September 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Love this table! I’m to the 2×2 point. Can you tell me the angles. That is the only part of building that gets me! UGH

  10. Chelsey Johnson on August 17, 2015 at 8:53 am

    i know this is an older post, but i am currently building & having a hard time figuring out what angle the 2×2 trim needs to be cut at!? thank you!

  11. Whitney H on May 18, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Hi! I absolutely love this table! Quick question, we have a smaller breakfast nook and would like to make this table about ten inches smaller than yours. Would we need to make the base smaller or leave it as is?

  12. Brittney Adams-Vivian on March 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    I am wondering if I can make this into an outdoor table. It would be perfect on my deck.

    • Joshua Napier on September 9, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      You would want to finish it in a spar varnish which is flexible enough to withstand temperature and humidity changes and usually has uv protection as well otherwise it wouldn’t last long in the outdoors

      • Shanty2Chic on September 10, 2015 at 5:30 am

        Agreed with Joshua! Also, you will need to put about a 1/2″ gap between the planks to allow for swelling and shrinking and to let water run through rather than puddling on the top.

  13. Michelle Bonaventura Filberto on December 30, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Hi! My husband and I are going to build this table and the link for the plan isn’t working. It was last night though. Would you mind emailing it to me? [email protected]. I’d really appreciate it! I LOVE this table!! Thanks! 🙂

    • Shanty2Chic on December 30, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Hi Michelle,
      So sorry about this. It’s not our plan, it’s Ana’s and her site does this sometimes. We don’t have access to her plans but they should be back up shortly!

      • Michelle Bonaventura Filberto on December 30, 2014 at 8:53 am

        Thanks for letting me know! 🙂

  14. Grumpie Oldman on November 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    What kind of lumber do you use for all your projects? Do you basically just go to Lowes or Home Depot and get the best looking boards they have?

    • Shanty2Chic on November 17, 2014 at 5:52 pm

      Yes, we buy all of our lumber at Home Depot. Sometimes it takes some digging though 😉

  15. jtibby on October 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    What type of wood did you use?

  16. Sheila on October 23, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Hello. I will be making my own Restoration Hardware style dining table in just a week or so and I am trying to study up on what would be the best finish. The last table I did I used a product that said it was furniture grade and water proof that I paid a pretty good price for online but unfortunately it was not water proof and I have water stains to prove it. It also does not wipe clean easily. Not good! Anyway I was wondering how your table with the Varathane Poly in the matte finish is holding up. Is it truly waterproof and good for dining room furniture that gets spills and does it wipe down easy? I would love your input. Thanks.

    • Shanty2Chic on October 27, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Yes! It is holding up great. I clean it with a towel and windex!

  17. katie on October 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

    How do you attach the table supports to the pedestal? Thanks!

  18. Mia on August 27, 2014 at 12:14 am

    This table is gorgeous! I was just wondering, about how heavy would you say the finished table is? Thanks!

  19. Jack on August 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    How long are the 8 supporting pieces that attach from the center to the table top and the legs? Ana White’s site is down and I don’t know how long to cut them.

    • Shanty2Chic on August 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      They are 18.5″ long point to long point 🙂

      • Jack on August 3, 2014 at 7:10 pm

        much appreciated

  20. katie on July 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    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?

    • Candi Daitch on October 6, 2015 at 8:21 am

      wondering if you tried this? I need the table to be a max of 40″ and wondering how to tackle downsizing the plans

      • katie on October 7, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        I just used simple ratios and crossed multipled to downsize. I made the table top round and its 48 inches in diameter and my base lengths are rounded to 38 inches. So if you start with your top length, 40 multiply by Anna’s base 44 = 1760 and divide by Anna’s top (55) gives you 32 inches for your longest base length. You have to do a little more math to figure out the lengths of the two shorter side feet to equal out to be 32.

        • Candi Daitch on October 8, 2015 at 5:48 am

          Got it, thank you for taking the time to reply!

          • Allison Prince on January 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm

            Did you ever end up making the table with adjusted the measurements? I’m also looking to downsize the table, and am looking for guidance! Thanks!



          • Candi Daitch on January 1, 2016 at 12:32 pm

            Sorry, I haven’t yet… I have to do all my woodworking outside and the weather turned before I could get started so I’ve shelved the project until spring.



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