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10 Ways to Build Your Own Dining Room Table

This is the time of year when home décor and furniture retailers start promoting everything you need for the perfect dining experience – dining room tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware…

Actually, right now as I type this, Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn, and West Elm, all have dining furniture sales going on.

Why? Because they know people are already gearing up for the holidays, and the holidays bring family gatherings and lots of food.

We all love a sale, but let’s be honest, sometimes the sale prices at those stores are still majorly out of budget.

Am I right?

That’s where DIY comes in, my friends. There are a slew of projects that demonstrate just how easy it is to build a beautiful dining table without breaking the bank.

I have pulled together ten of those projects for you in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, so there is something for everyone.

Let’s get building!

Ten Ways to Build a Dining Table Collage ~ Check out these ten DIY dining table projects that are all knock offs of Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and other high end stores!

Believe it or not, this gorgeous x-base dining table cost only$85 in lumber to build! Don’t you just love the weathered finish?

DIY X Base Dining Table

“Rustic Yet Refined” X-Base Dining Table

Prefer a table with a more industrial vibe? This DIY dining table features a wood tope and pipe legs.

Industrial Pipe Leg Dining Table

Industrial Pipe Leg Dining Table

This modern parsons table has clean lines, fits ten, and only cost $84 in wood!

Large and Rugged Parsons Table

Large and Rugged Parsons Table

Love the look of reclaimed wood? This rustic table is made entirely from salvaged lumber and even includes extensions!

Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

Reclaimed Wood Dining Table

You all, this dining table is a whopping 11 feet long! Would you believe it cost $150 to build?

Planked Wood Dining Table

Planked Top Dining Table

Is your space better suited for a round table? Check out the plans for this octagon-shaped dining table!

Octagon Shaped Dining Table

Octagon-Shaped Dining Room Table

Knock off a $1,900 Pottery Barn dining table for $300 in just a weekend with this trestle table.

If you are looking for large tables that boast the classic design of trestle tables, then looking for Amish-inspired dining tables.

These tables are sturdy and accommodate larger families or gatherings. At the same time, they are known for their beautiful designs complete with deep wood colors. 

Trestle Dining Table

Trestle Table for $300

We’ve all heard the phrase “Go big or go home.” How about this enormous triple pedestal farmhouse table?

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Table

Triple Pedestal Farmhouse Dining Table

You don’t need a bunch of power tools to build this farmhouse table. Just a circular saw and drill will do the trick!

DIY Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse Dining Table

This round dining table has a great rustic design with the crossbeams and mortise-and-tenon joints.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Round Table

Round Dining Table

Are you hosting a get-together this holiday season? Would you be willing to try your hand at building your own dining table to save some money?

Here are more DIY wood projects for all you furniture-building fanatics:

DIY Desk

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