How To Build A Vintage Style Dining Room Table Yourself





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Building a Vintage Dining Room Table yourself is not as hard as you may think. This was a relatively cheap and easy diy woodworking project. It cost us about $200 dollars to build with everything included. See the pictures below for our step by step building process.

Equipment Needed: Miter Saw – Drill – Pocket Hole Jig – Sander – Wood Clamp – Hammer – Paint Brush

The Wood Used: The table top is premium douglas fir 2x8s. – The frame is made from pine 2x4s. – The legs are 4 pre-made deck awning posts that were cut to size.

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Here is the wood we purchased for our table at Home Depot.
WOOD – Douglas fir 2x8s – Pine 2x4s – 4 Pre-made deck awning posts

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Here we are cutting the 2x8s to the correct size for the top of our table.

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The deck awning posts had to be cut so our table was not to high.

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Here we are drilling the holes in the table frame so we can easily screw the table together.

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We drilled at an angle so the screws would be sunk into the wood for a better appearance.

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Here is the bare table frame and legs put together and awaiting the top to be securely installed.

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Here we are rounding off the sides of our table top to give it a nice vintage style look.

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Here is our table fully put together and stained using a nice deep rich wood stain.

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After staining we sanded some more to give it an extra worn out vintage look.

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After sanding the edges for the second time we then put on a nice coat of finishing wax.

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We then painted the legs a nice bright “country” white to give it a different kind of style.

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Here is our Vintage Style Dining Room Table painted and stained and ready to eat on.

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Here is a nice view of the side of the table showing the rounded out corners for the vintage look.

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Another angle of our diy Vintage Table.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlie Parker September 15, 2013 at 12:08 am

This is very inspiring. great job and a beautiful table.

matt September 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm

How did you attach table top planks to the frame?

DIY Project Help Tips September 23, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Hi Matt,
We used just good old regular wood screws. We used a drill and drilled the holes for the wood screws first. We then screwed the wood screws down about 1/8″ below the surface of the table. Once all the screws were down we used a wood filler to fill in the holes so the screw heads were not visible. When doing this use a wood filler that is the same color as your table to help blend in the colors.
-RR

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