Get Building: Build a Sleek and Modern Dining Table with These DIY Plans
This has got to be the simplest table you’ll ever come across! Made from 3/4″ plywood, this DIY dining table plan is perfect for beginners and can be finished in just a weekend. With its square top and rounded corners, along with a cutout base, the exposed edges of the plywood give it a special charm. The base is securely attached to the top using pocket hole screws. It doesn’t get any easier than this!
- 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws (<– affiliate link!)
- Wood glue
- Sandpaper (80, 120, 220 grits)
- Finishing supplies (primer and paint or stain and sealer)
- 1 – 4′ x 4′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 1 – 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ plywood
- 1 – 3/4″ plywood at 29-1/4″ x 48″ – Table Base
- 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 29-1/4″ x 23-5/8″ – Table Base
- Use the 4′ x 4″ sheet of plywood for the top as is!
Notes About the Project:
- Sand all pieces prior to assembly paying extra attention the the edges of the plywood that will be exposed
- Pocket hole plugs can be used to fill the pocket holes, if desired
Cut the pieces for the base. The outer edges will have a 6″ radius at the bottom corners, with a 6″ border. The openings will have a 3″ radius. Draw lines on each piece to mark the center openings (including the rounded corners), then cut the centers out with a jigsaw. Draw the rounded corners on the bottom each piece as shown, and cut those with a jigsaw, as well.
Set the pocket hole jig for 3/4″ material, and drill the pocket holes as shown. Thoroughly sand each piece, then assemble the base using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
Paint or stain the base as desired.
The corners of the top have a 12″ radius. Draw the lines for the rounded corners, then cut using a jigsaw. Thoroughly sand the top, especially the edges, then paint or stain as desired.
Lay the top upside down on a flat surface. Position the base, centered, so that each corner points to the rounded corners of the top. Trace around the base with a pencil on the underside of the top for easy positioning. Secure the base to the top using glue and 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws.
The table can be finished however you choose! Some examples include staining or painting the top and base the same color; staining the base one color and painting the top another color or vice versa; staining stripes on the top; staining the table then painting bright colored stripes; decoupage the top with decorative paper, etc. There are virtually tons of options and if you build this, I would love to see your version! Leave any questions or photos or other finishing suggestions for the DIY modern table plans below!