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Rekourt Dining Table

June 7, 2013 |
posted by Ana White
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Free plans to build a X cross support dining table from Ana-White.com

Rekourt Dining Table

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About Project

Author Notes: 

Hi everyone and happy weekend to you!!!  

You all already know my super talented friend Jen Woodhouse from House of Wood right?

If you don't, let me introduce you to Jen via a few of her latest projects ...

I love this spice rack chalkboard cabinet she recently made!  

I love how this buffet that Jen and I worked on together!  The plans are here.

And here's Jen's latest project .....

A fabulous new dining table!!!

Jen's going to put together a finishing tutorial for this table for us, so we'll be getting you finished photos then too!

We've of course got you covered with plans following, but please take a second to go visit Jen here for more details on how she built this table, how much she spent on it, and lots more photos!  

Thanks Jen!

And for those of you building, plans follow and here's a few plan notes:

- Tabletop boards (as noted in cut list) are 83 3/4" long

- Once you get one end cut for "curved" ends, use it as a pattern for the rest
- You may want to measure and cut as you go for the leg "curved end" cuts so the ends match up perfectly, measuring the short end of the first board to get the long end measurement for the second board.

- I highly recommend if you can running the 2x4s through the tablesaw first to get a nice square edge. Take 1/4" off each edge.

- For the small cross stretchers, most miter saws will bevel 50 degrees. If your saw does not, you can use a 2x2 and cut with jigsaw/circular saw instead, cutting an angle cut at 50 degrees off square.

Happy Building!

Ana

Dimensions

Dimensions: 
Rekourt Dining Table
Dimensions: 
Dimensions are shown above

Materials and Tools

Shopping List: 

9-2x6x8
9-2x4x8
1-1x4x8

2 1/2 inch screws
2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws
wood glue
wood filler
Tools: 
measuring tape
square
pencil
safety glasses
hearing protection
drill
compound miter saw
table saw
nailer
sander
countersink drill bit

Cut List

Cut List: 

8 - 2x6 @ 83 1/2" (tabletop boards) - measurement shown in diagram is wrong
2 - 2x6 @ 44" (breadboard ends) - CUT TO FIT!!!
3 - 2x4 @ 38" (long point to long point, ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
4 - 2x4 @ 35 1/2" (long point to long point, ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
4 - 2x4 @ 33" (long point to long point, ends cut at 30 degrees off square, ends are NOT parallel)
8 - 2x4 @ 20 1/4"
2 - 1x4 @ 36"
1 - 2x4 @ 64"
1 - 2x4 or 2x2 @ 68 5/8" (long point to short point, both ends cut PARALLEL at 20 degrees off square)
2 - 2x4 or 2x2 @ 34" (longest point measurement, both ends cut INWARD from measurement, one at 50 degrees off square and one at 20 degrees off square)

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!

Step 1

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Build your tabletop first with 1 1/2" pocket holes and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws. A trick I do is build the tabletop without breadboard ends first. Then I take a circular saw (using a clamped board as a guide) and run it down the end edges to make sure all my boards are exactly the same length. Then I measure and cut the breadboard end to fit and attach it.

For a smoother tabletop, try using tongue and groove for the tabletop boards.

Step 2

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This is the pattern for cutting the curved edge boards. Once you get one end cut right, use it as a pattern for cutting the rest.

Step 3

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Attach the three longest curved end boards to underside of tabletop.

Step 4

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Then stack the next row on top. You can hide screws here if you are using screws, just make sure they are countersunk.

Step 5

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Build the leg sets as shown here.

Step 6

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Add the second base to the leg set.

Step 7

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And then the foot.

Step 8

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And then attach the leg sets to the underside of the table.

Step 9

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Add the stretcher with pocket holes to the underside. You'll probably want to measure and cut this guy to fit depending on your 2x4 widths - just make sure it's the same distance apart as the legs sets are at the tops.

Step 10

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If your saw doesn't do 50 degree miters, what you can do is just use 2x2s at an angle cut (you can make angle cuts with a circular saw to just about any degree), cutting two 2x2s the full length and overlappping them, crossing in the middle. Then you can go back and fill in the spaces with 2x2s if you want.

Step 11

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For the 2x4s, add the second part to the center X.

Step 12

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We also came up with a second variation with aprons just in case you planned to use the table for extra heavy loads -the aprons will add a TON of support but Jen felt that she didn't need them. If you do the aprons, you'll omit the center 2x4.

Finishing Instructions

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.

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Making this table for outdoor use

Hello, I'm in the middle of making this table now. I've cut all my boards and squared all of the lumber. Im making this table for outdoor use. As far as the table top goes, Should I not use pocket holes to assemble the top? Don't I need space between the boards to allow water to drain?

posted by Pursuit of Handyness | on Sun, 2013-06-16 23:55
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spacers for table top

you can use just about anything for spacers, 16 penny nails, washers and even quarters. it all depends on the width of the space you want.

Rhoni T

posted by rhonit | on Tue, 2013-06-25 12:21

What type of species of wood was used here?

This table almost looks like it was done with a softwood (SPF)? If that is the case, will you be painting it?

posted by Jacob | on Fri, 2013-07-19 08:15
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2x4s and 2x6s

Hi Jacob,
Yes, the wood is a softwood species. The 2x6s are douglas fir and the 2x4s are spruce. I'll be posting the full finishing tutorial soon... it was a 10-step process to get that beautiful Restoration Hardware-inspired look! Stay tuned...

posted by JenWoodhouse.com | on Thu, 2013-07-25 08:03

Matching Bench

Amazing table and detailed instructions! Any details or similar instructions on making matching benches for the table?

posted by mollanma | on Thu, 2013-07-25 15:05

Smaller size?

I would love to make this table, but I need it smaller. Could I just take a foot or so off of all the table top dimensions and cross supports?

posted by jthommarson | on Wed, 2014-03-12 08:51

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