The dining table is where memories happen, stories are told and people gather.
We have compiled 25 of our favorite plans, whether you're wanting to upgrade your existing table, or need more seating for the upcoming holidays, we have you covered!
Using basic tools and materials, whether you are a beginner woodworker or an experienced woodworker, these plans will work for any skill set.
Any of these tables can be built in time for your next gathering! FREE Plans for each and every table shown here, linked below.
1. 60" Round Table Top
This is a 60" round tabletop built from 1x6's, it may look difficult, but with a little ingenuity, can be achieved fairly easily! A round table has a much different feel than a rectangle or square, and may fit a room or space better. It feels more cozy and intimate. A round table is great for family game nights, homework and dinnertime!
2. 8' Long Picnic Table
Picnics and outdoor dining are a sure sign of summertime! We've designed this 8' long picnic table that will seat many and create a great gathering space for outdoor picnics, birthday parties, crafts, barbecues and more! We have have a standard size picnic table plan available on the site too!
3. Convertible Desk to Dining Table
This convertible desk to dining table is a great design for smaller spaces, as seen here in a tiny house. It is basically 2 desks, hinged at the back and when pushed together create a small square dining table! We love the added drawers for desk mode, which make it easy to clean and put things away, when transitioning to dining mode.
4.Drop Leaf Storage Table
You don't see drop leaf tables much anymore, but we have plans to bring them back! This is a versatile design for smaller spaces with added storage. We added casters so it is easily maneuverable. This is a great design for a 2 person household and when you have company, or you need more space to work, simply flip up the leaves.
5. Indoor Pub Table
We love the look and feel of a pub table. Great with stools and easy to hang out and stand at. This plan is perfect for a beginner if you're looking for that first project! Another good option for small spaces is a square pub table. Reader submitted photo.
6.Counter Height Fancy Farmhouse Table
Who doesn't love a good counter height table and stools? This design looks complicated with all the angles, but it is easier than it looks. Follow the step by step plans and you can build it with ease. This Fancy Farmhouse table is built using basic tools and materials, have fun finishing it with stain or paint! This table has a small footprint for smaller dining rooms or spaces.
7. Round Pedestal Table
Another round table, or is it?
This is the same tabletop as shown above, just a different base! That is the fun of these round tabletops, you can change out the base and give it a whole new look! The pedestal legs are built with off the shelf lumber, we love how beautiful this is in our space.
8. 2x4 Truss Style Table
If you're looking for a rustic dining table, this may be the perfect choice! Using just 2x4 lumber, build a masterpiece that will last for years and years! We have the free bench plans on the site too!
10. Sawhorse Table
This sawhorse table is such a fun design. This would be a great plan for a temporary table set up, where the top is removeable. The two tone finish looks amazing on this design. Use it inside or outside, gather with friends and family, they for sure will be amazed that you built it!
11.Kids Picnic Table
Kids love being outdoors and working with their imaginations. This little table can aid them to be outside, exploring the world around them, maybe having a tea party and doing crafts. Create a space for children to be themselves and enjoy the outdoors. This child size picnic table is an inexpensive and easy way to do just that!
12. Coffee Table to Dining Table
Wait, what? You have got to see this design!
It's a coffee table that can convert into a dining table, click the link, see for yourself!
Another tiny house plan that solved a lounging and dining issue. This dining table the converts to a coffee table is the perfect solution for a small space that needs to have multiple functions.
13. Two Tool Farmhouse Table
It doesn't get much easier than this! You only need 2 tools to build it, some 2x4's, 2x6's, and screws! You can build this table and be using it the same day! If you love a simple farm style project, this table is easy and has a huge impact for quick additional seating, or everyday meal time.
14. Outdoor Bar Table
Looking for an outdoor bar table plan? Here is a simple design to add seating outside. This thing is sturdy and won't blow away in the wind! This bar table can seat up to 8 people, a great way to seat more people in less space. The 4 x 4 legs add a nice feel and look of this design. If used outside be sure to finish it with an exterior finish, we have a great post on finishing outdoor furniture! https://www.ana-white.com/blog/2019/05/outdoor-wood-furniture-finishing-secrets
15. Fancy Farmhouse Table
One of our most built plans is this fancy farmhouse table. We love how one plan can produce so many outcomes. This beautiful table will be the centerpiece of your dining experience. Beware, guests may ask you to build them one. Before building yours, check out what others have done to get ideas, share tips and tricks https://ana-white.com/relatedbrags/5785 Reader submitted photo.
16. Industrial Style Farm Table
This industrial style table can seat up to 8 people. The solid 4x4 legs, simple tabletop and industrial elements, give this table a very sleek edgy farmhouse look. Our original plan is a bit different, if you're looking for an industrial design, check out our Benchright Table Plans too.
17. Husky Farmhouse Table
The chunky leg design of this husky farmhouse table are what farmhouse dreams are made of. The chippy paint finish, gives an old world feel that will draw you in and invite you to sit and gather with your loved ones.
18. Square Picnic Table
Not an ordinary picnic table, a picnic table with seating on all 4 sides! The square design brings us closer to those around us! Enjoy a day outdoors, eating and relaxing around the table you just built. We have a video tutorial to help you achieve this build!
19. Counter Height Farmhouse Table
As you can see this counter height farmhouse table is for smaller gatherings, seats 4 comfortably. This is our community ice skating warming shack that we built (AKA "skate shack"). We wanted the furnishings to last and be very durable. Kids can be found gathering around with their hot chocolate and rosy red cheeks to warm up. This design is sturdy and can be modified to seat more if desired. We see it serving our community for years to come with much use!
20. Pirate Picnic Table
It may not be picnic table weather where you are, put this plan away for the spring, OR if you have a playroom, kids will be sure to play and use this inside too! The umbrella is a nice addition, remember that when you are building tables to dine alfresco! Reader submitted photo.
21. Round Truss Table
This round truss table is sure to be a conversation starter! Grab one sheet of plywood, six mending plates, a 2x4 and two 4x4's, and get building. A great plan for smaller spaces with the round table top measuring 48", another plan if you're going for the industrial look and feel!
22. Octagon Picnic Table
We love picnic tables, we especially love designing picnic tables that are not run of the mill. You know eye catching, "one of a kind", full of character! You will love this octagon picnic table with open seating, be sure to invite 7 of your closest friends to admire your handy work!
23.Triple Pedestal Farm Table
This gorgeous triple pedestal farm table, is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The pretty lines and curved edges are constructed rather easily using off the shelf lumber! A classic design that will be loved and admired for years to come! Reader submitted photo.
24. Vintage Storage Dining Table
This darling vintage farmhouse table will give you the feel of stepping back in time. The added storage is always nice and the compact design is great for a smaller space. Add a charming detail to your home and dining experience.
25. 4x4 Truss and Beam Table
Truss tables are such a beautiful design element to add to your home and dining area. This truss table is built with 4x4 legs and will last for years. The classic farmhouse feel, lends to the beauty and simplicity of this design. Reader submitted photo.