A while back I wrote about Ana White and her blog full of fun wood working ideas. Today, I am super excited to finally share some of our completed projects.

The first piece we worked on was our dining table. I have lived without one for so long I thought it was high time we had a proper place to sit for meals and to gather when friends came over. There are a bunch of table plans on the site, but nothing really stood out at us. So we modified a coffee table plan and turned it into a table. A bit ambitious for our first projects, but we’re adventurous like that.

So without further ado, here is the Tryde Dining Table.

How to make a wood dining table

Here’s a close up:

How to make a dining table

This was a really fun project to work on with Brett. Since we are always on our computers, it was a really nice change of pace to be outside working with our hands. It was also a really nice way to meet our neighbors since we were working in the garage for many hours over several days.

Here is the progress of building the table:

Sanding the table:

And staining the table. I had no idea how time consuming this step would be. I put on 1 coat of pre-stain wood primer, 3 coats of stain and 3 coats of polyurethane.

We are thrilled with how it turned out! Now, we just need to have our first dinner party. I’ll post the step-by-step plans for building the table soon.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the detailed DIY dining table plans

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23 comments on “our diy dining table

  1. We made a table alomost identical to yours!!! ;0
    Yours looks awesome!!!!!!! If you have a chance, check mine out!!


  2. The grain and finish is fantastic. I'm a huge Ana fan myself. She's saved me so much money! I've built a slew of her projects, but nothing from the Tryde line. I thought it wasn't my taste, but seeing how gorgeous your table turned out has changed my mind!

    • Thanks Brooke! I know – Ana's blog has been a great find. I really like your blog too. You have a great style. Looking forward to reading more.

  3. great job on the table. The table looks fabulous. Reminds me of a table Pottery Barn sells.

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  5. SJ Homemaker on said:

    Love it so I pinned it. Hope you can share your creativity, too, at my Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop :)

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  8. vanessa on said:

    Where is the step by step guide?

  9. Gerahrd on said:

    I would like to see a step by step guide too

  10. Danielle on said:

    This is FAB! We just moved into a new apartment and this would look great. Are you posting a pattern for this?

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  12. TRetzlaff on said:

    It looks awesome. Any word on the plans?

  13. Plans! Pretty please, this is my favorite DIY example I've come across on the net so far, would really appreciate it :)

    • Jake – Here's a link to a new post with the updated plans. http://littlegreenbow.com/2012/06/detailed-table-…. I'd love to hear/see how your table turns out. Best!

  14. Does the top coats of polyurethane seal the cracks?

  15. Patrick on said:

    What kind of wood did you end up using? The stain also is a great color…

    • Thanks! We used the standard boards at Home Depot and I think they were all pine. The stain is Jacobean and we really love how it turned out.

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