We hardly ever find dream dining room tables in the stores. And even we do find something close to perfect, it seems the table always comes with one or more caveats. But in most cases, the cost of the dining table is insanely high.
Which is why woodworking is your next and only alternative. With the right tools and a specialized plan, you will be able to build an excellent dining table in a short time, and at a fraction of the money, you’d spend at the store. The other thing you might like is that you can create a dining table in a style you like and according to the available space in your home.
In this article, we share with you some of the free woodworking plans for dining tables you might want to try.
1. DIY Farmhouse Table with Bench Plan – Happiness Is Homemade
If you are going farmhouse in your home or the kitchen and dining area, you might want the plan for this farmhouse dining table with a matching bench. This plan will allow you to build a high-quality dining table that is large enough for your family and your guests. The bench is comfy, and it creates a uniquely appealing flair to your dining areas.
The plan lists the supplies you will need for building the table, and you should be happy to know that the supplies are quite affordable. The catch, however, is that you will need more than a day to complete building this farmhouse dining table and the bench. But as long as you keep your measurements precise and the joinery works perfect, the work should give you beautiful results.
Thanks to the simplicity of this dining table and the bench, you will spend little time on it. You could teach your kids how to become woodworkers (or at least for them to love working using their hands). This could be as simple as asking them to help around with the measurements or even carrying the smaller wooden pieces. Just make sure that yours is the safest working environment.
2. Dining Room Table Plan – Shanty 2 Chic
When it comes to DIY woodworking Shanty 2 Chic is a big name, and you could learn a great deal from the Shanty 2 Chic styles and plans. If you’ve been out shopping for the best dining tables, you know that the best dining tables cost upwards of $2,000. But thanks to woodworking, you can build a high-quality dining table at a fraction of the price (building your own would only call for parts worth around $100).
To ensure that you also save money as you advance your woodworking skills, Shanty 2 Chic gives you a free plan for your dining room table. The plan is ideal for beginners, intermediates, and even pros. It has high-quality, sequential illustrations that are color-coded to ensure that your assembly, joinery, and the finishing of the table is immaculate. The written instructions are very easy to follow.
It’s also important for us to mention the fact that Shanty 2 Chic is big on pictures. However, the pictures are not meant to scare you, rather to give you a detailed step-wise approach to building a perfect dining room table.
You might also like that Shanty 2 Chic offers plans for matching dining tables and other furniture.
3. Pallet Dining Room Table Plan – A Beautiful Mess
If you love woodworking and you love pallets, you will like this plan for a pallet dining room table. A Beautiful Mess develops the plan, and it offers a rather simplistic approach towards building palleted dining room tables.
Note that you could use wooden or metallic (hairpin) legs for your table.
For this table, gather your supplies – plywood, drill, legs, old pallets, sanding block, saw, screws, and liquid nails. Once you have everything you need, follow the simple instructions given.
4. Dining Room Table Plan – The Design Confidential
If you wish to build a dining room table standing tall at 30” off your floor, a table 40” deep and 71” wide, you might want to consider using the plan provided by The Design Confidential. The plan also outlines a comprehensive list of the tools you will need, the materials, the lumber sizes, and even a cut list.
The interesting part about this plan is that it allows you to build a great dining room table using reclaimed or even weathered pieces of wood. You could use scraps too, which means that your table could have different playful patterns from wood pieces in different sizes.
The instructions provided are easy to follow, and the pictorial illustrations ensure that you get the dimensions right in every step. In this plan, you will have a complete dining room table in 7 steps only.
5. Demilune Dining Table Plan – Designs by Studio C
Thanks to this dining room table plan from Designs by Studio C, you now know that dining room tables don’t have to be rectangular or square and that you can have an elegantly designed and build circular dining room table.
In this plan, your circular table will be built from two half-moon tables that extend into a full circular table when brought together. Each half-moon table will have four legs, in case you’re wondering.
Though this might sound confusing if you’ve never built a circular dining room table before, you will be surprised to note that building the table is rather simple, especially with the colored pictures and the color-coded illustrations. The pictorial representation of the plan allows you to fully understand how the table’s building process works and how you can assemble the parts with ease.
6. Plumbing Pipe Dining Room Table Plan – 4 Men 1 Lady
And if you wish to create a unique dining room table with plumbing lines for legs, this plan by 4 Men 1 Lady will guide you. The wooden tabletop and the plumbing pipe legs give you a beautiful dining table for use indoors or outdoors. The wheeled feet attached give the table the flexibility for its use indoors and outdoors