Dining Table (With DIY Guide)
It’s safe to say that dining room tables often tend to be on the higher side of the price spectrum — especially if you’re looking for something bigger than a four-seater. Browse Wayfair kitchen decor and you’ll find some great options for a kitchen dining table. However, it’s also worth mentioning that you can build one at home; all you need is the right set of woodworking tools and some basic carpentry skills.
Step 1: The Tabletop
Start out by cutting the planks according to the size you need. Next, drill 1.5-inch pocket holes on one end of seven of the framing lumber boards and on two ends of all the boards (you’ll need a total of 21). Combine the planks using 2.5-inch pocket hole screws. Measure and cut the boards before connecting them to the edges of the plank top with wood glue and 2.5-inch pocket hole screws.
Step 2: The Legs
With the tabletop assembled, you can move on to cutting leg boards and using wood glue to combine them together. You’ll need a total of four leg assemblies. Saw the top base section (you’ll need two) according to the desired size, and use wood glue as well as 3-inch wood screws to attach it to the legs.
Next, turn the base upside down and cut the bottom base sections before connecting them to the legs as before. After adding the first bottom section, you’ll be preparing the second bottom base and attaching it to the first one using wood glue and 2.5-inch wood screws. With 1.25-inch brad nails and glue, attach foot pad pieces to the bottom part of the base. Complete this step by adding decorative cross pieces in between the legs.
Step 3: Final Assembly
Finalizing the dining table assembly involves cutting runner boards to size, drilling 1.5-inch pocket holes on both edges, and attaching them to the top of the base sections using glue and 2.5-inch pocket hole screws. Repeat the process along the bottom of the base with the stretcher board. Position the finished base over the tabletop and drive 2.5-inch wood screws along the runners, and the top base into the planked section. Sand your homemade Wayfair product down before applying a coat of stain and voila!
Whether you’re browsing Wayfair kitchen decor ideas or perhaps something for the backyard, it’s worth considering a DIY project instead. Building your own Wayfair products is easier than it may seem, especially if you know your way around tools. Plus, you’ll be saving a great deal of money in the process.