Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Verti Dining Table

01.20.14 By //
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Verti Dining Table via @thedesconf

Oh I just love an interesting dining table! Don’t you? I think tables are without doubt one of the easiest builds and typically come in at a far lower cost than many other ‘big’ builds. They also come together pretty quickly and that instant gratification thing kicks in right of the bat! The leg frames can be painted using a metallic paint to mimic metal . It may be more economical to rip 2x4s in half to create the 2x2s with square edges, or to simply substitute for 2×3’s which are generally found in the ‘stud’ section of your lumber supply and are usually priced accordingly (read… cheap). Can’t wait to see what you do with this! Xx… Rayan

Psst… I will be blogging and posting to Instagram from the snowy slopes of Salt Lake City this week. The folks at Cricut have something fun planned for us this evening and tomorrow and then ALT starts Wednesday! It will be a full week of fun and I can’t wait to report back on all the amazing people I see!

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 on the site 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. If you are a blogger and you post about your build, don’t forget to include a link to your post on your showcase here. 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!


You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Verti Dining Table via @thedesconf
  • 14 – 2×2 at 8’ (or 7 – 2×4 at 8’)
  • 2 sheets of ¼” plywood
  • 8 – 2×2 at 28” – Leg Frames
  • 8 – 2×2 at 17” – Leg Frames
  • 8 – 2×2 at 7” – Leg Frames
  • 4 – 2×2 at 25” – Leg Frames
  • 2 – 2×2 at 84” – Top Frame
  • 8 – 2×2 at 37” – Top Frame
  • 4 – 2×2 at 13-1/2” – Top Frame
  • 4 – 2×2 at 7” – Top Frame
  • 4 – 2×2 at 10” – Top Frame
  • 1 – 2×2 at 11” – Top Frame
  • 2 – ¼” plywood at 25” x 40” – Bottom
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 34” x 40” – Bottom
  • 1 – ¼” plywood at 40” x 84” – Top

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.

Cut the pieces for the leg frames. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the 17” pieces and the 25” pieces. Assemble the frames using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. The shorter 7” pieces will be attached using countersunk 3” screws through the legs.

You Can Build This! Easy DIY Furniture Plans from The Design Confidential with Complete Instructions on How to Build a Verti Dining Table via @thedesconf Cut the pieces for the top frame. The frame can be assembled by using 2-1/2” pocket hole screws (pocket holes are NOT shown in the drawing) or by using countersunk 3” screws. Assemble the frame as shown using glue and the joinery of your choice.

Position the top frame on the leg frames as shown. Secure by using glue and countersunk 2-1/2” screws through the leg frames into the top frame. Use several screws for maximum security!

Cut the pieces for the bottom sides. Cut the notch using a jigsaw. Position on the underside of the top frame and secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Cut the piece for the center bottom and secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Cut the piece for the top and secure in place using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

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

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