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DIY Round Dining Table

Learn how to build this DIY Round Dining Table with free plans and a how-to video by Shanty2Chic!

Hey guys! For those of you that have been following us on Instagram and Facebook for a while, you know that I had my house listed to sell. I decided to take it off the market and stay and I’m so excited about it! House hunting gave me the itch to transform every room in my house though so I’m starting in the kitchen with my breakfast area! I’ve been wanting a new design for my round table so that’s where I’m starting my makeover!

I designed and built this rustic modern dining table for less than $70 in lumber! Check out the video below to see how easy it was to build!

So fun and easy right? Make sure to download the free printable plans and follow along in the step-by-step below!

Click Here to Download the Free Printable Plans!

How to Build a DIY Round Dining Table

Tools

Supply List

Building the Table Top

Step 1: Planking the Table Top

Cut the table top planks to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes along the boards, according to the cut list. I used my Kreg Foreman to drill the pocket holes! It’s like a drill press and makes drilling lots of pocket holes easy a quick! You can use any model of Kreg Jig to get this job done!

Attach the boards together with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2: Cutting the Round Table Top

Using a plunge router, cut a 48″ circle out of the table planks. You can refer to the how-to video to see how I cut mine.

  • You can find the bit that I used to cut the circle here!

Building the Table Base

Step 1: Building the Legs

Cut the leg pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at the long end of 4 pieces. Attach two legs together with 2″ brad nais and wood glue. Build 4 leg assemblies.

Step 2: Attaching the Aprons

Cut the apron pieces to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into both ends of the inside of the aprons and 3/4″ pocket holes along one edge. Begin by attaching the apron to the leg with 2″ brad nails and wood glue to hold them in place.

Follow up by attaching the aprons with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws.

Attach the aprons to each leg.

Step 3: Attaching the Long Runner

Cut the long runner to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends of one side of the board. Attach it to the table legs with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 4: Attaching the Short Runners

Cut the short runners to size and drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes at both ends on one side of each short runner. Attach them to the legs and long runner with 2 1/2″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 5: Attaching the Decorative Ends

Cut the decorative pieces to size and attach them to each leg with 3″ wood screws and wood glue.

The Finish

Step 1: Attaching the Table Top

Center the table base on the bottom of the table top and attach it to the bottom of the table top with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 2: Sand and Add a Finish

Now, just fill your screw holes, sand it down smooth and give it a finish!

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

Happy Building!

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DIY Round Dining Table

Learn how to build this DIY Round Dining Table with free plans and a how-to video by Shanty2Chic!
Click here to download the full set of printable plans including a supply list!

Tools

  • Miter Saw
  • Drill
  • Kreg Jig
  • Brad Nailer
  • Sander
  • Table Saw (optional)

Supply List

  • 1 2x4x8 Framing Lumber
  • 9 2x6x8 Framing Lumber
  • 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 2" Brad Nails
  • 3" Wood Screws
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Filler

Instructions

  • Cut List

Building the Table Top

  • Cut the table top planks to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes along the boards, according to the cut list. Attach the boards together with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws.
  • Using a plunge router, cut a 48" circle out of the table planks. You can refer to the how-to video to see how I cut mine.

Building the Table Base

  • Cut the leg pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at the long end of 4 pieces. Attach two legs together with 2" brad nais and wood glue. Build 4 leg assemblies.
  • Cut the apron pieces to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes into both ends of the inside of the aprons and 3/4" pocket holes along one edge. Attach them to the legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the long runner to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends of one side of the board. Attach it to the table legs with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the short runners to size and drill 1 1/2" pocket holes at both ends on one side of each short runner. Attach them to the legs and long runner with 2 1/2" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
  • Cut the decorative pieces to size and attach them to each leg with 3" wood screws and wood glue.

The Finish

  • Center the table base on the bottom of the table top and attach it to the bottom of the table top with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws.
  • Now, just fill your screw holes, sand it down smooth and give it a finish!
    Make sure to share your builds with us on social media and use #shanty2chic so we can share them too!
    Happy Building!

2 Comments

  1. Dustin Martin on August 6, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    5 stars
    Table turned out great. Really interested in the color. The link sent me to dark walnut. Is that correct?
    Did you dilute or add anything to the stain. The table doesn’t look like dark walnut in the photo.

    • Lindsey Carlton on August 9, 2020 at 9:16 am

      I’d love to build a smaller version of this for side tables in my family room!

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