Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Crate & Barrel Inspired Big Sur Coastal Collection Dining Table

07.08.10 By //
The Design Confidential Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Crate & Barrel Inspired Big Sur Coastal Collection Dining Table

I adore this table! And with bench seating…to die for…

As with all of our plans, you are building at your own risk and you should have a firm understanding of building in general before you attempt many of our plans (some are easy as pie and perfect for beginners). With that, go forth, have fun, take lots of pictures and share them in a showcase or on social media with the hashtag #builtTDCtuff and we will share our faves! Be sure to tag @thedesignconfidential on Instagram / FB and @thedesconf on Twitter / Pinterest. Don’t forget… for all of our newer plans, clicking on the images will let them expand to enormous sizes with much greater clarity. The older plans may need updating so please let us know if you need one fixed!

  • 3 – 2×12 at 6′ (or 8′ if you can’t find 6′, but you will have some scrap, you can also use a configuration of other 2x boards if you aren’t able to find 2×12, you need to reach 36″ in width for the table top)
  • 4 – 1×3 at 8′
  • 2 – 4×4 at 6′
  • 4 – 4×4 at 30″ (Legs)
  • 2 – 1×3 at 26 3/4″ (Side Aprons)
  • 5 – 1×3 at 30 1/4″ (Table Supports)
  • 2 – 1×3 at 58″ (Front/Back Aprons)
  • 3 – 2×12 at 65 ” (Table Tops)

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Attach the Side Aprons to the Legs. These will be fastened 1 1/2″ from the top of the leg and will sit back 1″ from the outside edge of your legs. Use your Kreg Jig set for 3/4″ material and your 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws with glue.

Build the Frame // set your Kreg Jig for 3/4″ material and create your pocket holes. Use 1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws and Wood Glue to fasten together.

Attach the Frame to the Legs // Use 3″ Screws and Wood Glue. Frame will sit 1 1/2″ from the top edge of the legs and will be centered front to back with a setback of 1″ from front edge of legs as well as on the backside.

Cut 3 boards to length for the top of your table. Remove a 3 1/2″ square from 2 of the corners for 2 of your boards. Use a jig saw, circular saw or router for this. Then attach your table top boards to the frame and aprons using 2″ finish nails and glue.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

**Disclaimer: Some rights reserved. Private use only. Feel Free to link to any of my plans so long as you ONLY use 1 image and provide an ADEQUATE link back to the original source and appropriate plan! Plans from this page are not to be used for commercial purposes or republished without the express written consent of Rayan Turner, The Design Confidential I hope to provide accurate plans, however, I cannot guarantee each plan for accuracy. Not every plan that I post has been built and tested, so you are building at your own risk. It is recommended that you have a clear understanding of how the project works before beginning any project. Please contact me if you find an error or inaccuracy so that I might fix it.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

4 comments on “Free Woodworking Plans to Build a Crate & Barrel Inspired Big Sur Coastal Collection Dining Table”

  1. Could you prove the cut and lumber dimensions for a table for 8. I think they are typically 96 inches long.

    1. It is listed at 90.5” on the size. Although 96” (8’) would be easier. Any chance of providing the plans for that size? I can do the math but plans helps a novice!! Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.