DIY Dining Table for only $65!!!

Learn how to build this DIY Farmhouse Dining Table for only $65 and just a few hand tools and free plans by Shanty2Chic!

How to Build a DIY Farmhouse 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 a hardwood 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 this rustic dining table, 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 dining room table build, and you can checkout the full set of plans for this table HERE on Ana’s site!

Let me start with price….

$65 and all built with pine framing lumber!

How great is that??  It was a super easy piece of furniture to build as well.

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DIY Dining Table

I used Gorilla Wood Glue and deck screws for most of the construction! 😉

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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!

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I LOVE, LOVE the results and the price for this solid wood table!! 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. This is definitely one of our top picks for stain! It adds a good warmth and rustic feel and compliments a wide variety of interior design style.

Rust-Oleum-Dark-Walnut Stain

To protect that, I added two coats of Spar Varnish on the table top.

RustOleum Spar Varnish

Want to see a few more pics?? Yah.. Me too! 😉

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DIY Dining Table

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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

What do you think? Did I mention it was $65? I think the price makes me love it even more!

Seating capacity will hold 6 dining chairs.

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!!!

Free plans for the matching benches coming soon!


  1. Harold Wolf on August 5, 2021 at 11:18 am

    We’re can I get a full size set of plans for this table?

  2. Itene on July 11, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Do you normally use pine for a dining table top?

  3. Erin on January 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    How necessary are the cross bar along the ground and the two diagonals that attach to it? Are they decorative or for stability? (because your Leasha table is similar but without those but I like the decorative X of these better).

  4. Marie on October 9, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I plan to build this, but for inside. Making it shorter doesn’t seem to be an issue, but I want to cut down the curved ends of the boards like you’ve been showing to get rid of the “crumb catcher”. Do you think we can still use the same pieces of wood or should we use wider pieces? Especially for the top? We don’t want the top to be smaller than 37″ so I’m debating using 2×12’s ripped down to make up for the lost inches when cutting the 2x10s. Thoughts?

    • Jaycee on April 20, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      I am wanting to build this for inside as well and I too am wanting a smooth top without the crumb catchers. Did you have any success using the 2x12s?

  5. Sharon Franklin on August 20, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I can’t figure out how to attach the table top to the base, can you please help?

  6. Jhalene Hartel on August 19, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Is there a chance you have plans for a matching bench?

  7. Kaytlyn on June 16, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Could you tell me what type wood you used and how much of each? I LOVE this! I want to recreate something similar.

  8. Sarah on May 24, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Do you have the plans but scaled back to 6ft? This one is too big for my house.

    • katrina escalera on November 14, 2022 at 6:45 pm

      Are there plans for 8 seating table but this style. I would love to make for indoors

  9. Shelby on May 11, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Does the height of this table seem short? Is that a normal table height?

  10. Megan on March 10, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    This is so inspiring!!!! How long did it take you to make this table? I’m thinking of making one (or a few) for an upcoming wedding… but would like a realistic time estimate.

  11. MKHowe on February 22, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Can you explain how the tabletop is attached? It’s not mentioned here or on the Ana White plans.

  12. Joy on November 12, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Do you have any plans for a bench?

  13. Julie on October 16, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    About how long did this take to build?

  14. Matt on October 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    How does the top get assembled and attached to the legs. That’s the only part not clear in building instructions

  15. Jolene Chave on August 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    I’m not really good at math and less so when it comes to building and measurements. If I were to rip these boards down to have straight edges, how would I begin to adjust the plans? Would it only effect the table top?

  16. Stephie Brown on June 19, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I love this! I just finished making my own! Thank you for the plans!!

  17. Hannah Hensdill on June 9, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    How did you attach the top? Pocket holes? Wood screws? Thanks!

  18. Denise on June 5, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Trying to finish building, how did you attach the top to the legs

  19. Lindy on June 5, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Have you had any trouble with it handling the outdoors? I want to build this, but I’m concerned about how the cheap pine boards that I would usually buy for an indoor project will hold up outside. Would it be worth the extra cost of using Cedar?

  20. Ranger Randell on April 4, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    How did you secure the top? Pocket holes or straight from the top?

  21. Kate on March 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    LOVE!!! this table. Built it and the matching bench turned out so fabulous. do you have any plans for a matching floor standing wine rack???

  22. Theresa Gowans on March 24, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Do you have plans to make the matching bench? Also, is there a video of this being made?

  23. Alicia @ AHintofHome on March 15, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Hi there! I absolutely fell in love with this table and talked my husband into helping me build one for our back patio! We swapped out the top for a split herringbone design and I am obsessed!! Thanks for the great inspiration! My table is over at if you want to check it out 🙂

  24. Justin on March 13, 2018 at 9:22 am

    The table looks awesome!!, I was wondering how you attached the legs to the table?

    • Scott on May 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      They originally drilled in from the top and then filled the holes. That presents a problem if you need to break it down to move it. I’m thinking that I will use pocket screws in the legs. Sharon Taylor posted a good idea on Oct 17 2017 about using hanger bolts.

  25. Tracy on October 12, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    How do you attach the table top to the bottom? That’s the only part I am stuck at. I would like to attach the table top to the bottom where I can later take it apart when I move since it doesn’t fit through the doors. Any tips will greatly be appreciated.

  26. Jessie Mendoza on September 20, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Hey, love this table!! But I’m struggling with the 30 degrees off square, end parallel etc. any pointers on a good guide or video on getting more familiar with this part

  27. Sandra Yamashita on September 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

    What’s the dimensions of this table? I am looking to build a farm table for our new home and I have a long narrow kitchen. I am redesigning the peninsula and there will be about 97 inches from the peninsula cabinet to the wall. I love the look of this but I would rather know now before I buy all the materials only to find out it’s going to be too big for my space. Look forward to hearing from you soon. I love your projects you ladies do such amazing work.

  28. Alice Olson on September 1, 2017 at 8:01 am

    Whitney– question for you did you rip the wood when you built this or just used the wood as is and sanded edges- my husband has been building a lot of the tables you and Ana White make and of course we are making this one for a niece this weekend (tomorrow) wanted to check with you thanks! Alice

  29. Kyle Ehresmann on May 16, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I’m getting ready to begin building this table. I want to have the top of the table stained dark similar to the pictures on this tutorial, but have the bottom of the table (legs and supports) white. What is the best way to get the white color? I have been using white stain on our cedar house, not sure if that would be best or if I should use some sort of paint instead?

  30. Lathen Smith on May 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    how is the table top attached to the frame?

  31. Aisha L on October 8, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I am new at DIY’s esp this sort so this is a big project for me.
    Ive been shopping dining and im stoked by this one! I love it and i wanna build it. Do you have a video or some way i can understand the instructions even better? I’m slow like that lol. Thank you

  32. Brian on August 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Looking at building something similar to this… How has your table held up over time? Anything you would change or do differently? Thanks!

  33. Julius on July 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Would you happen to have the plans for that planter centerpiece?

  34. Gia Bayberry on June 28, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    We don’t have the space for a 96″ table. But I love this & want to make it 60″ long. What do you think?? Possible? Look ok? Tips? My 1st time posting here, can u tag me in ur response, please? Thx

  35. Trey Hemingway on December 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I thought one table was childs play, so I built eight… in 56 hours

    “Never Half Ass Two things, Whole Ass Eight”
    -Ron Swanson

    • Cathy Wells on February 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      May I ask where you are located and if you feel inclined to get paid for building more of them?

      • Trey Hemingway on February 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        Norcross Ga. As far as building eight it one weekend… you would have to be a good friend. But as far as one or two… yes I would

        • Cathy Wells on February 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm

          Bummer. I am in Texas. 🙁 Great work!

          • Anderson Leahy on February 11, 2016 at 11:37 am

            Where about in Texas? I am located near Dallas if you were nearby and wanting a few of these.

          • Cathy Wells on February 14, 2016 at 11:39 am

            I am West of Fort Worth….about an hour from Dallas. What’s your email address?

    • Heather on February 26, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      8 in a weekend gives me confidence that I can get 1 done in a weekend! 🙂 Great work!

    • Mike on June 9, 2016 at 9:28 am

      How did you attach the 2x10s for the table top?

  36. Shelly Southerland on September 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I Love this table with the side benches! I am going to attempt to make it for Thanksgiving Dinner. I have a pretty long dining room and need a table to accommodate 10-12. Does anyone have dimensions for that size table? I also want it to be a bit wider than normal so there is plenty of room in the center of the table for the food. Thanks in advance! Also, are there any matching farm side table plans?

    • Shelly Southerland on September 23, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      and if I make it any longer or wider should I add a center support?

  37. Sadie Mae John on September 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Do you recommend trimming the rounded corners of the top planks? And did you glue them together or join them with pocket holes before attaching to base? Thanks! Love your work and thanks for all the plans.

  38. Kimberly on September 7, 2015 at 11:38 am

    For the pocket holes on the cross braces, are they visible or hidden? Could you post any pictures that show where you placed the pocket holes? Thanks!

  39. Ashley Lynne on August 19, 2015 at 11:41 am

    My husband built this table for me and it is just gorgeous!! Love all your work!

  40. Heather Barnes on August 18, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    How is the top attached to the table? screwed from the top into the pedestals or from the bottom up?

    • Shanty2Chic on August 18, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      From the top

      • Heather Barnes on August 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm

        thanks for the quick reply! I plan to tackle this table tomorrow 🙂

  41. Ash talk on July 27, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I love this table! I just built the bench, and love it!
    I am not sure of how to attach the table top to the legs. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

    • Kelli Martin on August 15, 2015 at 7:52 am

      We are trying to figure the same thing out! No one seems to want to answer that question. :/

      • Shanty2Chic on August 15, 2015 at 8:19 am

        Drive 2 1/2″ wood screws from the top of the table into the legs underneath.

        • Kelli Martin on August 16, 2015 at 8:10 am

          You’re awesome! Thanks!

        • Aisha L on October 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm

          Wont it show?

  42. Cori Schellenbach Nations on July 13, 2015 at 9:06 am

    What kind of wood do you suggest?

  43. Rachel32000 on May 29, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I’m looking to create this table, using the same finishes you used. I was wondering since it’s had almost 3 years of weathering, if you would use the same products and do everything the same as when you built this, knowing what you know now?

  44. manassasmom on May 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    My husband just finished the last coat on my table.. we used the Kona poly because I like my furniture almost black dark.. It’s SO gorgeous and I LOVE IT!!! It’s going to be my indoor table

    • manassasmom on May 25, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Here’s the pic

    • Ash talk on July 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Looks great! How did you attach the top to base? Thank you!

  45. Emily D'Aville on April 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Absolutely love it! Building one for my new house!

  46. Carol Watson on April 27, 2015 at 11:47 am

    How do you give it the “weathered look” do you just lightly stain so some of the wood shows through??

  47. K&A Country Decor on March 15, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Think I could make the legs out of my scraps right now!! Super excited to go outside and give it a try! My husband also milled some Red Oak so I think I’m going to use that for the top!

  48. Liz on March 14, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    I want to make this table 84 inches long. I need help or suggestions on how to modify the base for that length. Please help. Thanks.

  49. design on February 14, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    I’m in love….this is my summer project ….thank you for sharing

  50. Taylor on February 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

    How is everyone connecting the boards that make the top of the table to each other? Kreg Jig? Is the Kreg Jig HD best for this?

  51. Matthew Anderson on October 19, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I love this table, but I can’t seem to find a good link to the plans as the one that is posted to Anna White’s sight is broken. Could you either repost or send them to me?

  52. Breanna Scott on October 16, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for the plans! I love the look and style of the table! First time using a Kreg Jig and I am in love!

  53. Sarah raper on September 16, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I made this table about 6 months ago and I loved it! Turned out perfect! Now it seems to be warping and the planks are now parting and I have no idea why?! Can someone please help me? The table does not look go now! What did I do wrong?


    • Sheila Fish on January 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Same thing happened to me…did you ever find a resolution??

  54. Justin Shaddock on July 27, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    has anyone built a matching bench for this? Just curious to see what ratio you used for the leg pieces. Building the table for sure soon, just need to make sure that the bench doesn’t look crazy.

  55. Joseph Devitz on May 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I love this table. I built mine in one day, about 12 hours.

    • Irene Wong-Montgomery on July 28, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      I see that you have used this table outdoors–I’ve been thinking the same thing 🙂 Have you had any issue with swelling wood?

      • Joseph Devitz on August 4, 2014 at 5:44 am

        It is under a roof so It stays directly out of the weather, no problems yet.

    • Stephanie Moller Simpson on August 31, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Did you use the dark walnut stain? Our table is built (my husband’s first time to build anything) and we are nervous to stain it in fear of messing it up. I read somewhere (after the table was finished, of course) that pine is hard to stain. Any tips with staining that you couod ahare? Yours looks great!

      • Joseph Devitz on September 1, 2014 at 7:44 pm

        I used Minwax poly stain, antique walnut but brushed it on one section/board at a time and wiped it out right away to keep as much wood grain contrast as possible then hand rubbed two coats of satin poly on.
        Here is a picture with a matching bench made by reducing the trestle leg measurements by half.

        • Stephanie Moller Simpson on September 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

          Thank you!

        • Sarah on March 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm

          Did you find the bench plans on here too?

          • Joseph Devitz on March 18, 2015 at 12:59 pm

            No I didn’t. I basically took the dimensions for the table and reduced by half with a few modifications.

      • Sarah Tipton on June 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

        I know this is late, but oil based wood conditioner!

        • Sarah Tipton on June 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

          For pine

  56. Sara Hobson on May 6, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I love how you stained this table. what kind and color stain did you use?

    • Joseph Devitz on August 4, 2014 at 5:46 am

      I’m sorry the name escapes me, I have many stains and chose one I thought would look good. I use Minwax poly stains but I hand rub it in, two coats and then 2 coats of matte poly hand rubbed in.

  57. Angela @ Life in Velvet on May 2, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Gorgeous! Fabulous job! I can’t believe you did that for $65. It’s stunning. Pinned 🙂

    • Joseph Devitz on August 4, 2014 at 5:48 am

      This Picture doesn’t show it, but I did build a matching bench and grill table. For the measurements, I just cut the ones for the table in half and it was perfect height.

  58. Paul Mahoney on April 22, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Not sure if you’re paying attention to this….but what is an easy way to scale this table down to 5 feet (60″) for the tables top?

  59. Ross Stroven on March 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Beautiful project!! What stain did you put on it?

  60. Audrey Parsons Yates on November 27, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I love my table! The bottom part will be stained a darker color than the top…soon. I had to get the top ready in time to host Thanksgiving dinner in our new house.

    • Tabitha June Marus on December 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      Where did you get your chairs? I love them. Your room looks great.

    • matt on March 30, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      curious how this table has held up

  61. Jessie on November 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing! Can you tell me the brand/color stain you used? I love the weathered gray!!!

  62. Cindy DIYbeautify on September 17, 2013 at 7:40 am

    Awesome DIY, thanks for sharing 🙂

  63. Sinead on June 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I was just wondering how many adults this table sits? Also, are the benches you made for the dining room table long enough to look good with this table? How many kids do you think you could pile in? Thank you so much! This table is the coolest ever. Really awesome job.

  64. Dani on May 14, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Will this table base support a granite top instead of the wood?

  65. Jamie Stokes on May 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Looooove this table. Going to try to get my hubby to help me make one for the desert house.

  66. Alyssa on April 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    My husband and I are building this table in the next week. Do you have any suggestions for making the table top removable? We’ll be moving in the next 9 months and there’s no way this could be removed from our current residence in one peice…

  67. Shelly Minette on April 9, 2013 at 6:07 am

    I just might try this! I just conquered a mini table or aka doggie throne, so I should be able to do this too!

  68. [email protected] on February 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Love this table, and am considering it for our dining room. Can you tell me, please, if there is enough room for a tall adult to *comfortable* sit at the end of the table? Knocking knees against the supports would be a deal-breaker 😉

    • daphness84 on July 5, 2014 at 1:53 pm

      I’d like to know as well!! Is there room for chairs to be pushed in at the ends? Thanks!

    • Catalina Shope on October 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      I have the same querstion

  69. Mark Williams on January 29, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Whitney, you are good! Are you married? Just kidding. Do you have any dimensions or maybe I missed them somewhere?

    • Catalina Shope on October 20, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      I have the same question

  70. Kristen on January 4, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    What is the color of stain you used?

  71. Denise on January 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Beautiful!! I’m going to replace our dining room table with this!!! Do you have plans for bench seats as well? 😀

  72. Jennie Staton on December 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Hi, we are making this over the weekend. I’ll post pictures once we’re done (probably won’t have it stained this weekend but definitely will by next weekend). Thanks so much for sharing the information and inspiring us!!!!

  73. katrina on November 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Trying to make this at home for my first furniture project. I’m only on step 1! I tried attaching the 45 degree pieces with glue and 2″ screws from the inside of the post.

    The 45deg pieces don’t seem very sturdy. They can easily be moved/wiggled slightly. Is this normal and it will be better once supported by the rest of the pieces?

    What’s the best way to attach them so they are strong? I don’t want to go ahead with the rest of the table build only to have the whole project sub-par.

    • Suzanne Dorbert on May 23, 2017 at 8:38 am

      You need to make pocket holes for the screws

  74. Beth Bruno on November 18, 2012 at 9:55 am

    I just built this wonderful table, as an indoor dinning table. I love it! The only thing that I would add to the plans is to secure the table top with scrap wood pieces screwed up from the bottom. Thank you for sharing these plans!

    • Stephany Lee on May 9, 2013 at 4:38 am

      That is so awesome!! kudos to you!!

    • Brin Tice on June 19, 2014 at 10:07 am

      What stain did you use? love the color

  75. Rae Dean Pritchard Walters on November 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I love this idea….it is perfect for anyone…and it looks pretty sturdy. does it tip over easy though?

  76. Brittany on September 26, 2012 at 8:41 am

    We are almost done building ours and then we are going to work on the bench. We are also wanting to put some chairs with ours. Do you have any suggestions for chairs that would go with this table?

    • Deanna Tarver Homan on May 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Parsons chairs on the ends. You can cover them with your favorite color cover. Anna’s Linens has them for 9.99 ea. Look on Craigslist for used chairs.

      • Meagan on November 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

        We are using all wood antique chairs from thrift stores and antique stores. They are all different but have the same tie on cushion so they are “matching.” Just make sure the chairs don’t already have cushions. I love the different wood stain finishes on all of them coming together with the different stain of the table.

  77. Heather Turner on September 16, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    can you post some pictures of the chairs you used to go with table? i love the idea of indoor farmhouse table, but am having a hard time finding chairs that would compliment and be cost efficient. thanks.

  78. Carol on August 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I want one a bit bigger but I am asking my son-in-law to get started on it as soon as possible:),I have been wanting a farmhouse or library table forever and this is perfect. Thank you!!

  79. Eric Burgess on August 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the inspiration! I’m going to make one of these for my wife.

  80. Table Desperation. on August 22, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Could you please post the measurements and angles you used to build this fabulous table? Thanks *

  81. Jenn on August 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I love this table…wish there were instructions on how to make benches to match!

  82. MJT on August 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    this table is the bomb. What kind of wood did you use? Thanks!

  83. Courtney Wilson on August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I just finished mine last night! Thanks for the inspiration!

  84. Samantha James Soesbe on August 8, 2012 at 6:44 am

    I adore this for an INSIDE table. very farm house chic. and the price- to DIE for!! <3

  85. USAFwife101510 on July 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Absolutely love this!!!!! We have 8 children so we have been in the market for a table like this but the cheapest we found was almost $4,000!!! This is great!! Can’t wait to start : ) Thank you!!!!!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 28, 2012 at 5:50 am

      That is awesome! LOVE big fams! Send us a pic when you get it finished!

  86. 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!

  87. 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


  88. 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!

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

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

  90. 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!

  91. 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! 😉

  92. 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!

  93. 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!

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

    This is so awesome and I love that price!!

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

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

  96. 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!

  97. 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?

  98. 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. 🙂

  99. 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! 🙂

  100. 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.

  101. 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!

  102. 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

  103. 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!!

  104. 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!

  105. 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!!

  106. 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!

  107. 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?

  108. 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!

  109. 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.

  110. 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 😉


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

    Great job! Thanks for sharing!

    (ps ads are distracting)

  112. 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

  113. 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.

  114. 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!!

  115. 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!! 😉

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

    Stunning, just stunning! GREAT job!!!

  117. 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 🙂

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

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

  119. 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.

  120. 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! 😉

  121. 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 ;-)!!

  122. 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!

  123. 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?

  124. 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!

  125. 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!

  126. Tara on June 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    AMAZING! I absolutely love this! I love Ana, and bless you for building all this stuff for her 🙂

    • on July 29, 2018 at 11:34 am


      I LOVE the table I built, but I used a different plan that’s a bit better than the one on this website. I’m obsessed with mine! I built my own using the plans at www. – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha

      Head on over to www. if you want to learn more – click the pink link above for some more plans! Best of luck on your building adventures!


      • Stan on December 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        No Thanks!

  127. Isabel on June 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    That Rocks! you guys ROCK!!!!! I love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. brittany on June 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    It turned out gorgeous! Great job. I love the X shaped legs.

  129. Lolly Jane on June 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Great job, girls! It’s stunning! Love that Ana, you all make a fab team together! XO

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 7:01 am

      Thank you girls!! 🙂

      • Dave on October 7, 2018 at 6:21 pm

        Would you happen to have a cut list for the same style but 6ft table and

        • Greg on April 9, 2019 at 10:52 am

          How do I secure the 2×10’s for the top?

          • Brittney on May 5, 2019 at 5:39 pm

            Did you figure it out? We are at this part right now ?

          • Andrea on June 23, 2019 at 8:43 pm

            I used 2” screws and went from the top down into the base. I filled my holes after and you wouldn’t even guess there’s screws there.

          • Jonathan on June 24, 2019 at 8:33 pm

            Is it possible to use pocket holes on the sides??

  130. Lauren H on June 4, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    LOVE IT! Wish I needed a table and could justify making this. Thanks for sharing this fabulous DIY knock-off!

  131. Nicolee King on June 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Very cool and I love the finish!

  132. Danielle on June 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    This is gorgeous! I want my hubby to make one. What stain did you use? I saw it on pinterest and am repinning!

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 7:00 am

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

    • Janis on April 24, 2020 at 3:18 pm

      What type of wood did you use?

  133. Janet on June 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Seriously…. Love, love. I saw it already pinned on pinterest and I hurried over to my Flipboard to see it! Amazing as always.

  134. candace on June 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    This is awesome, my favorite so far!! I can’t believe you made if for 65$, nice job!

  135. teresa seaman on June 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm


  136. holly on June 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Oh my, I really like this table, alot! I would even like it for an indoor table. Great job on building it!!! I also really liked your family/picture blocks that you posted…they are awesome and on my list for next project. Keep up the great work, yours and ana’s projects are so inspiring.

  137. Karen H on June 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    That’s beautiful!!!!!! I LOVE it!

  138. Candice dolan on June 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Love love love! This looks like my 40th birthday present! Great job! Did you use pressure treated wood?

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 6:59 am

      We have a large covered patio. I decided to use plain old pine. I did use an outdoor stain/sealant in one to finish it off. Hope this helps!

      • Giggling Gerty on November 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        So….. if you were making this to go in an uncovered patio, would you still use the ordinary pine? P.s. love it and the price tag !!!!

  139. Jillian {Her Split Ends} on June 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    SOO BRILLIANT!! I love this…and looks like even a novice like me could build it!!

    Thanks for sharing
    ~ Jillian

  140. margaret on June 4, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Love it! What finish did you use?

  141. [email protected] on June 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Oh my gorgeousness! SIXTY-FIVE DOLLARS?? I am WAY impressed!

  142. spiceylg on June 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    As always you did a fantastic job! I honestly don’t know how you find the time to do so much building and be a Mom, too! You go girl!

  143. Brook @ BeingBrook on June 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Oh I totally LOVE!! Great job on the table, totally gorgeous! Can’t believe it was only $65.

    • Shanty2Chic on June 5, 2012 at 6:57 am

      Thank you Brook!!

  144. Whitney on June 4, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    WOW!!!! Absolutely gorgeous, and I can’t believe the price! You may just inspire me to make my own!

  145. Mindy Mae's Market on June 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Holy Fantastic! We LOVE it!! xoxo

    • Lena on June 5, 2012 at 5:52 am

      How brilliant!!! I may have to try this one myself, maybe even I can do this! xo
      Thanks for sharing!

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