By special reader request, this gorgeous dining table is both modern and elegant but perhaps best of all, an easy build! I love an easy build, especially these days! I am so excited to show you what I have been working on… If you haven’t caught any blurbs so far, there is an update to this post with some important details and I hope some of you will jump on board! It’s time to grow the team and make things better here at TDC. Xx… Rayan
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!
- 3 – 2×2 at 8’
- 1 – 2×2 at 4’
- 2 – 2×3 at 8’
- 2 – 2×4 at 8’
- 2 – 2×6 at 6’
- 2 – 2×6 at 8’
- 2 – 2×8 at 6’
- 3 – 2×8 at 8’
- 2 – 2×4 at 8’ – Top
- 2 – 2×6 at 8’ – Top
- 3 – 2×8 at 8’ – Top
- 4 – 2×3 at 40-1/2” – Top Supports
- 10 – 2×2 at 28-1/2” – Legs
- 4 – 2×6 at 28-1/2” – Legs
- 4 – 2×8 at 28-1/2” – Legs
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 top and the top supports. Set the Kreg jig for 1-1/2” material and drill pocket holes along the long edges of each 2×3 support. Working on a flat surface, position each of the boards for the top as shown. Place the 2×3 supports as shown (with the pocket holes facing each other so that pocket hole screws can be inserted to secure the legs), then secure to each board using glue and countersunk 2-1/2” screws.
Cut the pieces for the legs. Drill pocket holes in the 2×6 and 2×8 pieces as shown. Secure the wider 2x material to the 2×2 pieces ash shown using glue and 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Place the each of the leg assemblies between a pair of the 2×3 supports and secure using 2-1/2” pocket hole screws. DO NOT use glue as the table may have to be taken apart to move it!
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School