25+ of the BEST DIY Dining Table Plans on the Internet


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March 2, 2022
Zoe Hunt

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.

photos of different dining room table designs

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!

DIY Dining Tables

DIY Round Dining Room Tables

Sometimes a space is better suited for a round table rather than a long rectangular one. Here are a few round dining table tutorials to get your wheels turning.

DIY Outdoor Dining Table Plans

When building an outdoor dining table, you'll want to consider how you can make it better withstand the elements. This could be by choosing a water-resistant wood or a great outdoor finish.

You could also consider adding gaps between slats on your tabletop to let some water drain off of the top after a big storm.

If you love any of these tables, you can definitely build them as your primary dining table too! There's no rule saying they must belong outdoors!

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!

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