EP. 34 how to build a dining table
Today we're making a simple modern DIY dining table that can comfortably seat six. This is an awesome limited tools project, because the only power tools you'll have to have are a drill and a circular saw.
MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES:
28" Hairpin Legs: http://amzn.to/1XcHIv4
3/8" Doweling Jig: http://goo.gl/xgrQyE
4 6' 1x10's
2 6' 1x4's
2 8' 1x4's
Watco Dark Walnut Danish Oil: http://amzn.to/1s1CgxJ
Titebond Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/1Trk1sA
STEP ONE: Make The Top
The table top is made of 4 1x10's held together with 3/8" dowels. I used 1x4's and the off cuts from the 1x10's to give the table a thicker look.
I cut horizontal spacers to fit after attaching the runners on the edge boards. Then I glued everything up. Dowels really helped keep everything lined up.
This is why you need to save and number your offcuts from earlier. Experiment with the orientation of each piece to find the right alignment.
I belt sanded the top flat and the edge flush, making sure to use light pressure. Belt sanders are aggressive, using only a little pressure gives you a lot more control.
I trimmed the ends straight with a straight edge and circular saw.
STEP TWO: ATTACH THE LEGS
I'm using metal hairpin legs. An 28" set from the company Industrial By Design. They're fast and easy to attach, plus they're really strong. I inset the legs 1.5" from each edge to allow maximum leg room.
STEP FOUR: FINISH
I used a dark walnut stained danish oil by Watco as a finish.
That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!
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