Square X Base Pedestal Dining Table

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Square X Base Pedestal Dining Table

Free X base table plans - square. From Ana-White.com


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

Author Notes: 

Hello everyone!  Pretty happy today to introduce to you a brand new plan!

My dear friend Brooke from Killer B. Designs and I teamed up on a table project for Brooke's sister, and to share the plans with you!

Brooke wanted to build a table for her sister that was square and fit a smaller dining space, with an X base.  We were inspired by a table from Restoration Hardware - but who can afford $2500 for it?

Try $60!  And this table is solid wood!

Handmade with a lovely pieced wood top.

Here's from Brooke:

First off, SPECTACULAR plan! Oh, how I love this table. It was a little sad for me to give it away. But my sister is absolutely enthralled with it, and I'm so happy to be able to give her the first "real" table she's had. And for only $60 in lumber and screws, it's an amazing bargain. I had to take extra care piecing together the top, but luckily wood filler is a life saver and filled in any errors in execution. Once it was sanded and stained you could hardly tell. The table looks very pretty and polished. I actually ended up not needing any of the lag bolts, simple 2.5" screws worked perfectly with the angles on the 4x4's. So I didn't need any special tools or materials other than my chop saw, kreg jig, and drill! I'm really proud that I was able to put together such a complicated-looking table in only three hours, and my sister is thrilled that she has such a fancy table to show off! So thank you again for yet another fantastic, easy to follow plan. 

Thanks Brooke!

You can build this table too - but before we get to the plans, please hop over and check out more photos and building details from Brooke!

Plans follow!

XO Ana

Shopping List: 

5 - 1x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 4x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
2 - 2x6 @ 8 feet long (for framing out top)
1 1/4” and 2 1/2” pocket hole screws
4” or longer lag screws
2” or longer wood screws

measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
countersink drill bit
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!

Cut List: 

2 - 1x4 @ 11 5/8”
1 - 1x4 @ 26 7/8”
2 - 1x4 @ 13 1/4”
1 - 1x4 @ 30”
1 - 4x4 @ 21 1/4”
8 - 4x4 @ 13” (longest point measurement, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square not parallel)
1 - 4x4 @ 36” (longest point measurement, both ends cut at 30 degrees off square not parallel)
2 - 4x4 @ 16 1/4” (longest point measurement, one end cut at 30 degrees off)
4 - 1x4 @ 5 1/4” (one end cut at 30 degrees off square, longest point measurement)
2 - 2x4 @ 14 1/4” (one end cut at 30 degrees off square, longest point measurement)
1 - 2x4 @ 32” (both ends cut at 30 degrees off square, longest point measurement, ends NOT parallel)

TOP is cut to fit

Step 1: 

Start by building two Xs with your Kreg Jig

Step 2 Instructions: 

Then attach the Xs to the middle post - don't worry if things feel a little wobbly here, the X bracing will take care of that.

Step 3 Instructions: 

Add the X bracing.

Step 4 Instructions: 

To the base, add the 4x4s.

If you feel the base of this X isn't stable enough, you can throw a few countersunk screws in on the underside, or even a metal mending plate and screws - it'll be hidden.

Step 5 Instructions: 

And then the feet

Step 6 Instructions: 

Now back to the top, add the 2x4 X and that's the base done!

Step 7 Instructions: 

For the top you could simply place a premade tabletop on or just a square one, but we decided to try something a little different. Definitely cut these pieces as you go!

Step 8 Instructions: 

Then attach two portions to center 2x4s - measure and cut to fit

Step 9 Instructions: 

then measure and cut to fit the last 2x4 and add to center

Step 10 Instructions: 

Outside boards are 2x6 - frame with mitered corners.

Step 11: 

Attach tabletop to base with screws

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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Love this design!! Do you think it would be possible for it to be turned into a hexagon shape? We have been looking for a smaller table that would be good for 4 people on a regular basis but occasionally fit 6. I know round tables would be hard to manage on a DIY project, but a hexagon seems doable, although I'm definitely not skilled enough to know if I'm wrong. :D

I am in need of a table that is 4 X 6 but Love this style, would it be possible to twerk it a little bit to make it work? If so could you help me on details...My nook seating is 4 X 6, or would I be able to make this 5 X 5 and have it work out?

Not sure I was going to down size this for a night stand and I think the Measurements on the cross pices for the top are off now its been awhile since I have had to work with fractions but I come up with 26 3/4 for length not 26 7/8

Do you have a sketchup file available for this? I'd like to modify the top to seat two around each edge.

Love this table so much! I am a newbie, so forgive me if this is a no-brainer....I cannot seem to find 4X4's that are pine or whitewood anywhere. The only ones are for fence posts and not the prettiest- they are also cedar and cost $26. Am I missing something? I have checked every lumber yard and big box store that I know (Atlanta).


I haven't seen 4x4's in pine, but they should be common in the construction grade lumber, which is all Douglas Fir on the west coast. They are sanded better than fence posts, and should be around $10.