Build your own rectangle dining table with an X base. This table features no outside legs, so it's perfect for banquettes or smaller dining rooms. Pair with our free dining banquette plans.
Free step by step plans from Ana-White.com include step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list and a build video.
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- 7 - 1x6 boards, 6 feet long
- 3 - 1x3 boards
- 4 - 2x4 boards, 10 feet long
- (75) 1-1/4" pocket hole screws
- (12) 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
- 2" brad nails
- wood glue
- 120 grit sandpaper
- 220 grit sandpaper
- Primer and paint, or wood stain and poly
- 7 - 1x6 @ 72" - tabletop boards
- 2 - 1x3 @ 69-1/2" - tabletop apron sides
- 2 - 1x3 @ width of tabletop MINUS 1" - tabletop ends
- 4 - 2x4 @ 36-1/4" - both ends cut at 40 degrees off square, long point to short point measurement, ends ARE parallel
- 4 - 2x4 @ 19" - one end cut at 40 degrees off square, other end cut at 10 degrees off square, long point to long point measurement
- 4 - 2x4 @ about 17" (measure and cut to fit) - one end cut at 40 degrees off square, other end cut at 10 degrees off square, long point to long point measurement
- 2 - 2x4 @ about 36" (measure and cut to fit) - top of the Xs
- 1 - 2x4 @ about 42" (measure and cut to fit) - center leg support to tie X together
NOTE: For a nicer tabletop, the 1x6 boards can be ripped on the edges to create a square edge. Run the boards through a tablesaw, taking 1/4" off each side. This will affect the overall tabletop size, but this plan has accounted for that adjustment.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes every 8" on all but one of the tabletop boards underside. Attach with 1-1/4" kreg pocket hole screws.
Measure and cut the tabletop aprons.
Drill 3/4" pocket holes as shown for attaching the tabletop. Also drill on ends of longer aprons boards, two 3/4" pocket holes for building the apron.
Build the apron first with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Then attach completed apron to underside of tabletop with 1/2" gap on all sides.
This completes the tabletop build. Sand well with 120 grit sandpaper working in the direction of the wood grain.
NOTE: For a nicer base, I did rip my 2x4s on the tablesaw down to 3" wide (taking 1/4" off each side). This plan does account for this adjustment.
Cut the 36-1/4" and the 19" leg pieces using a compound miter saw.
Attach the 19" pieces to the 36-1/4" pieces with glue and 2" brad nails.
All four leg pieces should be identical.
TIP: Mark the 19" piece as the bottom piece - it may get confusing to orientate in late steps.