Chevron Patterned Dining Table Top

Build your very own wood patterned table top!

Chevron Pattern Dining Table Top
Wood strips


Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!

Shopping List: 

(1) 4x8' sheet of 3/4" PureBond Plywood (cut to size 40"x80" at HomeDepot)
(3) 8' long 1x3s (we chose Red Oak, but Pine would be fine too) for the frame
(4) 1/2" thick sheets of 2'x4' plywood (we used various species)
A mix of Minwax water based express color stains

1 1/4 inch finish nails
measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
Table Sawor Circular Saw with Kreg Rip Cut
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

40" x 80"
Cut List: 

Rip cut the 1/2" plywood into 1 1/2" strips

Step 1: 

Cut plywood strips and do dryfit

Step 2 Instructions: 

Stain boards then glue and nail into place

Step 3 Instructions: 

Attach frame around edges

Step 4 Instructions: 

Attach your favorite legs

Step 5 Instructions: 


Preparation Instructions: 
Coat with glossy poly, lightly sand, Wipe project clean with damp cloth.
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Love the dramatic scale of your chevron pattern. It seems so obvious to stain the wood before you install the chevron pattern...but I did not think of it. Thanks for your post, it saved me so much taping for my chevron table project.


I'm curious to know what you did, because I want to build a project just like this one. How did you get the whole table top to lay flat and even, without sanding the finished top, and how did you keep glue from seeping on to the top part of the table.