DIY Dining Table

Published by Deanna Yates on

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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ROSEMARY · January 23, 2015 at 5:09 am

is it possible that i can have the measurement of the table and bench. thanks

Javier · June 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

My wife and I have fallen in love witn your table and would like to build one for our newly renovated deck. Any ideas on waterproofing it for the long haul!

    Deanna · June 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    For good waterproofing, I would stain and polyurethane all of the boards individually before assembling. That should protect them and all the little nooks and crannies you'll have at the joints where the water could seep in.

Patrick · January 30, 2014 at 8:32 pm

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

    Deanna · February 13, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    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.

Kandi · January 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Does the top coats of polyurethane seal the cracks?

    Deanna · January 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    It does not seal the spaces between the boards, but seals the outside surfaces well.

Jake · September 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

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

TRetzlaff · August 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

It looks awesome. Any word on the plans?

Danielle · May 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm

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

    Deanna · May 30, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks Danielle! I've had a few requests and am working on these now. Stay tuned!

Gerahrd · April 10, 2012 at 6:37 am

I would like to see a step by step guide too

vanessa · March 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Where is the step by step guide?

SJ Homemaker · November 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm

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

Cheryl · November 22, 2011 at 8:28 pm

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

    Deanna · November 22, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you so much Cheryl!

Brooke · November 20, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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!

    Deanna · November 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    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.

randee · November 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

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

    Deanna · November 22, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Looks great. Thanks for sharing.

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