An Easy to Build Rustic Dining Room Table
The plans to build a Bianca dining table are a super-easy build. Using off the shelf lumber, there are no fancy cuts and the assembly is straightforward with pocket hole joinery and countersunk screws. This DIY rustic dining table project is suitable for any skill level and would make a great weekend build!
- 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws
- 2-1/2″ screws
- 4″ screws (<– affiliate link!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grit)
- Finishing supplies
- 6 – 2×4 at 8′
- 8 – 2×6 at 8′
- 4 – 2×6 at 31-7/16″ – Legs
- 2 – 2×4 at 45-1/8″ – Side Aprons
- 4 – 2×4 at 24-1/2″ – Side Stretchers
- 1 – 2×4 – measure before cutting – Lower Stretcher
- 6 – 2×6 at 76″ – Table Top
- 2 – 2×4 at 43-1/2″ – Table Top Ends
- 3 – 2×4 at 33-1/2″ – Table Top Supports
Notes About the Project:
- Sand all pieces prior to assembly
- In areas that call for countersunk screws, drill a 1/2″ countersunk hole before inserting the screw
- Do not glue the top onto the base so that it can be disassembled when necessary!
- The Butler Side Chair would be an excellent companion project to this extra large farmhouse dining table!
Cut the pieces for the legs. The angles in the top and bottom of the legs is 10°.
Cut the pieces for the side aprons, and cut a 10° miter in each end. With the pocket hole jig set for 1-1/2″ material, drill pocket holes in each end as shown in the drawing. Cut the notch in the center of each apron using a jigsaw. Secure the aprons to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws.
Cut the pieces for the side stretchers and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the side stretchers to the legs using glue and 2-1/2″ pocket hole screws. The upper stretchers will be flush with the top of the legs, and the bottom stretchers will be located 2″ up from the bottom of the leg.
Measure the distance between the lower side stretchers. Cut the piece for the lower stretcher and drill pocket holes in each end. Secure the lower stretcher to the lower side stretchers.
Flip the entire base upside down and drill countersunk holes (1/2″ deep) in the underside of the aprons and the side stretchers.
Cut the pieces for the top. Drill pocket holes in each end of the 2×6 pieces. Assemble the top as shown using 2-1/2″ pocket holes through the 2×6 pieces into the breadboard ends, and 2-1/2″ screws through the 2×4 supports.
Finish the top and base as desired. Briarsmoke stain by Varathane (<– affiliate link!) is a great choice!
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