Chunky legs on this dining table give it a modern edge. Free plans for table and matching bench from Ana-White.com
- 6 - 1x6 @ 6 feet long
- 3 - 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 1 - 2x6 @ 12 feet long (or you can buy 2 8 footers)
- 1-1/4" and 2-1/2" pocket hole screws
- 4 - 1x6 @ 72" long
- 2 - 1x6 @ 69" long
- 2 - 2x4 @ 69" long
- 3 - 2x4 @ 30" long (cut to fit!!!)
- 4 - 2x6 @ 30" long
- 2 - 2x4 @ 22" long (cut to fit!!!!)
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!
Drill 3/4" pocket holes along one edge of all but one short 1x6, about every 6-8". Clamp and join 1x6s carefully, working to create the smoothest possible tabletop. You'll need to make sure the 2x6 legs will fit in the notched out areas.
NOTE: If your 1x6s are exactly 72" long, but have rough ends, you can make the entire table 1/2" less to be able to cut the ends of the 1x6s.
Test the fit of the boards first, making sure the base will be the width of the tabletop. You may need to adjust the length of your inside aprons.
For the side aprons and inside supports, drill 3/4" pocket holes along one long edge, about every 6-8 inches, for attaching to the tabletop in later steps.
Then drill (2) 1-1/2" pocket holes on each end of the inside supports (the shorter 2x4s) and attach to the side aprons with 2-1/2" pocket hole screws, making sure your 3/4" pocket holes are all facing upward and hidden on inside.
Then attach the entire base to the tabletop through the 3/4" pocket holes with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws.
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.