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How To Build A Vintage Style Dining Room Table Yourself

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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6 thoughts on “How To Build A Vintage Style Dining Room Table Yourself”

  1. Can you provide a little more step by step on how to out the frame together? Also what size screws you used in each part of the frame?

    1. DIY Project Help Tips

      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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