Need a new dining room table, but can’t justify spending 1000+ bucks? Build one!
People often think that DIY dining tables are difficult, but most of them are actually pretty beginner-friendly projects. The third thing we ever built was a dining room table.
I think the fear comes from the large size. Yes, they require a bit of lumber, but for a lot of plans, they are pretty straightforward builds. Today we’ll share with you the best DIY dining table plans in the land.
We’ll start with rectangular dining tables, then look at some DIY round table plans, and finally, we’ll share the best DIY outdoor tables. Let’s dive in!
The goal of this build was to get a high-dollar look on a budget. We built this table with less than $150 worth of lumber (at the peak lumber prices in 2021). If you love the Studio Mcgee style, this might be the DIY dining table for you.
If you want something other than a solid wood table, you have to check out these gorgeous table plans. It's complete with a fun wood base and a concrete top. I've never seen another DIY table quite like it!
When you don't have an oversized dining room, but you're the host at Thanksgiving, you need an expandable table. This DIY dining table plan includes leaves so you can expand your guest list and seat more people in an instant.
For all the classic farmhouse style-lovers, you're going to love this beautiful build. It's a timeless design and very beginner-friendly. Don't worry, you don't have to make those curved legs yourself 😉
One of our first projects was a dining room table just like this one! We modified the dimensions to perfectly fit our dining nook, but for the most part, we stuck with this awesome plan from Shanty 2 Chic. Even though there are some angles, it's still a beginner-friendly table build.
Not only is this DIY outdoor table very water-resistant but it's also a beginner-friendly build! You can knock it out in a weekend. So what are you waiting for? Hop on over to the full tutorial and build yours today!
This outdoor dining table feels extra fancy because of the beautiful herringbone top. It's complimented with sleek lines of the x-base.
A common question that we get asked about dining table build is – what wood should I use? Nearly all of the DIY tables we shared were built using construction lumber aka pine. It’s a cost-effective option to try!