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DIY Angle Base Dining Table

Learn how to build this DIY Angle Base Dining Table with free plans by Shanty2Chic!

We are back with another episode of our most recent #shantyhousecrash! Our baby sister just upgraded to a new house and we couldn’t help but drive down to Houston to help her make it a home! No Shanty House Crash is complete without a DIY Dining Table, right?! I love this table so much. I love the price, the color, the angles, the size…I could go on! The best part about this table is that it was built with only 21 2×6 boards, making the total cost in lumber $129! Grab a cup of coffee and come build this dining table with us. Just click the box below to watch the how-to video!

How fun was that!? Now, let’s get to the step-by-step!

Click here to jump to the free plans!

How to build a DIY Angle Base Dining table

Supply List

Tools

Part 1: Building the Top

Step 1: Cut the planks to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes, with a Kreg Jig, on one edge of 7 of the boards and both ends of all of the boards. Attach the planks together with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2: Measure and cut the breadboards to size. Attach them to the ends of the planks with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Part 2: Building the Legs

Step 1: Cut the leg pieces to size and attach them together with wood glue. Build 4 leg assemblies.

Step 2: Cut the top base piece to size and attach the legs to the top base with 3″ wood screws from the top of the base and into each leg. Use wood glue. Build 2 bases.

Step 3: Flip the base over and cut the first bottom base piece to size and attach it to the legs the same way.

Step 4: Cut the second bottom base piece to size and attach it to the first bottom base piece with 2 1/2″ wood screws and wood glue.

Step 5: Cut the foot pad pieces to size and attach them to the bottom of the base with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue.

Step 6: Cut the middle cross pieces to size, drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes, according to the cut list, and attach them with 2 1/2″ finish nails as shown below. Note the location of the pocket holes. Build 2 of each. Note: it is best to make the pieces a little long when you attach the two boards together. Then hold it up to the base and mark for the cut.

Step 7: Attach the shorter cross pieces to the long cross piece with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 8: Slide the crossing between the 2 legs. Attach each corner to the legs with 2 1/2″ and 3 1/2″ wood screws and wood glue.

Step 9: Cut the top corner pieces to size and attach them together with 2 1/2″ finish nails and wood glue. Build 4 corner assemblies.

Step 10: Attach the corner pieces to the top corners of the bases with 2 1/2″ wood screws and wood glue into the legs and top of the base.

Part 3: Assembling the Table

Step 1: Cut the runners to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends. Attach the runners to the ends of the top of the bases with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 2: Cut the bottom runner to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends. Attach the runners to the ends of the top of the bases with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 3: Put the table base on top of the table top and attach the base to the top with 2 1/2″ wood screws from the bottom of the runners and top base pieces and into the planks.

That’s it! Now, just fill all of the screw and nail holes, sand it down and give it a finish. Don’t forget the poly too!

We are so thrilled with how our baby sisters dining table turned out. It’s the perfect color for her dining room, we love the angle design and she has room to fit her entire family around the table with room to spare! That’s a lot of bang for your buck!

Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

Happy Building!

4.41 from 5 votes

DIY Angle Base Dining Table

Learn how to build this DIY Angle Base Dining Table with free plans by Shanty2Chic! You can download the complete set of printable plans, including a full supply list and cut list HERE!

Supply List

  • 21 2x6x8 Framing Lumber
  • 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1 1/4" brad nails
  • 2 1/2" Finish Nails
  • 2 1/2" Wood Screws
  • 3" Wood Screws
  • 3 1/2" Wood Screws
  • Wood Glue

Instructions

Cut List

  • Cut List 1
  • Cut List2
  • Cut List 3

Part 1: Building the Top

  • Cut the planks to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes on one edge of 7 of the boards and both ends of all of the boards. Attach the planks together with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
  • Measure and cut the breadboards to size. Attach thm to the ends of the planks with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Part 2: Building the Legs

  • Cut the leg pieces to size and attach them together with 2 1/2" finish nails and wood glue. Build 4 leg assemblies.
  • Cut the top piece to size and attach the legs to the top base with 3" wood screws from the top of the top base and into each leg. Use wood glue. Build 2 bases.
  • Flip the base over and cut the first bottom base piece to size and attach it to the legs the same way.
  • Cut the second bottom base piece to size and attach it to the first bottom base piece with 2 1/2" wood screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the foot pad pieces to size and attach them to the bottom of the base with 1 1/4" brad nails and wood glue.
  • Cut the middle cross pieces to size, drill 1 1/2" pocket holes according to the cut list and attach them with 2 1/2" finish nails as shown below. Note the location of the pocket holes. Build 2 of each.
  • Attach the 2 shorter cross pieces to the long cross piece with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue. Build 2 of these.
  • Slide the cross in between the 2 legs. Attach each corner to the legs with 2 1/2" and 3 1/2" wood screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the top corner pieces to size and attach them together with 2 1/2" finish nails and wood glue. Build 4 corner assemblies.
  • Attach the corner pieces to the top corners of the bases with 2 1/2" wood screws and wood glue into the legs and top of the base.

Part 3: Assembling the Table

  • Cut the runners to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends. Attach the runners to the ends of the top of the bases with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the bottom runner to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends. Attach the runners to the ends of the top of the bases with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Put the table base on top of the table top and attach the base to the top with 2 1/2" wood screws from the bottom of the runners and top base pieces and into the planks.
  • That's it! Fill any exposed nail and screw holes, sand it down and add a finish! Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!

16 Comments

  1. Chris on March 21, 2020 at 6:56 am

    2 stars
    Directions are definitely off. Variations between what’s in the video and what’s in the directions as well. Use it as a guide, don’t follow it specifically and you will be fine. I’ve built a few of their other projects and this is the only one that has been off this bad. I feel as if it was rushed. Still love the table though! Just led to a lot of frustration while making it.

  2. Berbs on March 10, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Does anyone know the angle cuts of the “orange” leg boards

  3. Mitchell on February 26, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    DON’T USE THESE DIRECTIONS. The angles are incorrect and they didn’t use 2x6x8″ for the legs; they used 2x4x8″ ripped down to 3″. Also, they don’t provide all of the cuts in the directions. I’m midway through this build and having to redo the legs since their directions are incorrect.

  4. Deborah on February 17, 2020 at 8:01 am

    What is the miter cut on the legs

  5. HVAC contractors on February 5, 2020 at 9:41 am

    5 stars
    Hello, how long did it take to do this from start to finish? I plan to make a gift for my friends for a housewarming party, I wonder how quickly you did it. The table looks good, I like that your layout is in different colors and this makes it more understandable. I hope to have time to finish by the holiday, I will try, have a nice day!

  6. Mitchell on February 2, 2020 at 12:33 pm

    About to start building this but have a question. The base of the legs seems to be wider than the legs. Can you describe how the base boards were ripped? Thanks.

  7. Danny on January 22, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Love this table. When I click the stain color I see golden oak as the stain color is that correct? If so how far down did you sand the table 220? Love the color and looking to attempt to match the color.

  8. Dave on January 11, 2020 at 8:10 am

    Nice table however the worse plans I’ve every seen.
    a) no correlation of parts ie cut list with each part marked.
    b) no color correlation.
    What is the size and length and angle of the table legs
    You should go to other sites and see how they arrange there cut list.
    rough lumber sizes first finished cuts with angles second etc.
    Or the alternative seeing it was designed in Sketchup which I have, give the link to your sketchup plan.
    idea 5 stars plan 2 stars

    • David on January 12, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      Dave,have you figured out a cut list yet..?

    • Zoe on January 22, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      They have only been doing this very successfully for a matter of years but I’m sure you have a DIY blog with just as many plans and viewers? Care to share a link? Thanks for mansplaining Dave.

      • James on March 3, 2020 at 10:25 am

        I’m currently in the process of building this for my sister-in-law and I can confirm that the angles and plans are a soup sandwich. If you dont watch the youtube video then its not obvious what their reasoning behind some of their rips and cuts are for. It’s also very clear very quickly when doing the legs that their angles are off. Side note, this is a very poor quality table due to the mere fact that everything is screwed/glued together which doesnt allow for proper seasonal wood movement; but its a cheap table and thats just the nature of the beast.

  9. Cassie Cruz on January 10, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Is it possible to extend the bread boards to be able to have people sit on either end ?

  10. Jenn Staley on January 10, 2020 at 9:59 am

    What program do you use to create your plans?? I love how all the pieces are different colors- very helpful!

  11. Barbara Foreman on January 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    5 stars
    This is an awesome Table!!
    I do have a question for you two.
    Have you ever considered making a pool table? This would be a good base for one.

  12. Christina Kindler on January 9, 2020 at 8:26 am

    5 stars
    I really like the way this table turned out. I have been wanting to make another table but you have so many plans to choose from and by far this is the one that I like most. I like using dark walnut stain but i like the color you did this one too. I gotta get my sawdust on! 🙂

  13. Joel J Johns on January 8, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    5 stars
    Love this I will start my build this weekend! 🙂

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