Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dining table

My dining table measures 78"long X 36"wide X 30"high, seats 6 to 8 people. I made it entirely from red oak.


Lay the table top.

Attach the table top frame.
Make the table legs.


Cut four pieces for the table inside corners.

Stain the table top and legs. Let completely dry (I let mine dry for 24 hours) and recoat. For darker color  use 2 to 3 stain layers.

Attach legs. I did not use glue on this step because I want the legs removable.

Add the corner piece. This will help prevent table from wiggling.

Add optional moulding (stain before attaching).

Retouch scratches, let dry and clear coat with polyurethane.

Recoat after its completely dried.
Rustic dining table

My next project will be dining chairs to go with this table. I probably should buy chairs and not make them because chair making are for pros. But, I like to test my limits, mentally and physically (^_-)-☆. So, I will at least attempt to build one and see if I can do all 6 chairs (・_・;) but probably will end up buying them. Pin It


  1. looks good, how thick is the wood on the top?

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