6 DIY Dining Tables You Can Make on a Budget

published Sep 17, 2015
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When I moved into my apartment, I did a half DIY job on my kitchen table, which is also our dining table. I painted the top and attached the legs, but it wasn’t really a building project.

But now that we’re getting into fall, I’m getting the itch to tackle new projects, and a new DIY dining table just might be on my list. Here are the tutorials I’ve been looking to for inspiration. Maybe you’ll feel inspired to build something too.

  • Plain Pine – HGTV Design Happens: I love the Scandinavian simplicity of this table, and the fact that it is paired with sheepskin rugs on the seats. But the best part? It has removable leaves that are added to the end of the table. Ingenious!
  • Farmhouse Table – Our Vintage Home Love: The white and distressed wood isn’t quite my style, but I like the sturdy construction of this table. You could give it a very different look just by changing the paint or stain.
  • Cross-Beam Farm Table – Shanty 2 Chic: I love the design of this table, and if you follow the instructions exactly, it only costs $65 to make! Just be sure you measure twice and cut once with this tutorial.
  • Wide-Leg Farmhouse Table – I Heart Naptime: My favorite thing about this farmhouse table is how thick the legs are. I love that it feels more substantial than the normal decorative legs you find at the hardware store.
  • Plumbing Pipe Dining Table – 4 Men 1 Lady: I love building things out of plumbing pipe. From coat racks to wall shelving, it’s incredibly versatile and inexpensive. But this dining table — on wheels no less! — might be my new favorite project idea.
  • Plank & Hairpin Leg Table – A Beautiful Mess: This might be my all-time favorite dining table project. It is simple and beautiful, and depending on the stain you choose to use, it can fit with any decor imaginable.