New Dining Table!

Submitted by Michael K on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 03:43

Keep on building on! This is the second peice I've built for our dining room - built a bar first. I opted to only make 2 pedestals instead of 3 that was on the plans. Dimensions are a tad smaller to fit our room nicely, measuring 90in x 40in. My wife and I absolutely love this table! I used Red Oak for the top and Doug fir for the base. Hardest part was lugging around that dense oak and looking for chairs! The stretcher was also a bit of a task as well. Had to go out a buy a rubber mallet to bang it in enough so that the slack on both ends were even. We particularly like this piece because it will be used often and many memories will be created around this table! Thanks again for the inspiration!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$400, sold previous dining table and chairs for $425
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Red Oak, Douglas Fir
Finish Used
Miniwas Special Walnut, 3 Coats Spar Urethane
Recommended Skill Level