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How to Build a Wood Table | Q&A With Kyle!

Did you go off of any plans?

Yes! We built the table roughly based on these plans from Shanty 2 Chic. We customized the design a bit but these are great plans to follow!

What type of wood did you use?

For this table (and what I would recommend anyone use) is select grade pine for the top and douglas fir construction lumber for base. We purchased all of our lumbar at The Home Depot!

What are the dimensions of the table?

The top is 120”x44”. This is a bit bigger than our last table and it fits the space perfectly.

How much did this cost?

I looked at our receipts and it cost us about $700-$850 in supplies for this table. This includes the lumbar and the stain. We had all of the tools necessary to complete this project on hand but tools would add a significant cost if you don’t already have them.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you can rent tools from The Home Depot! We have done that for tools we don’t use frequently enough to purchase.

How long did it take?

It took me about 40 hours from start to finish!

What stain did you use?

We used Behr Water-Based Wood Stain. It is a three step process and we had a great experience with it. You can read more about the entire process of staining the table here!

We used the color WHITE CEDAR.

What was the hardest part?

None of the build was “hard”per se but the most meticulous part is sanding and filling in nail holes, cracks, etc. The more time you spend on sanding and prep work before staining the better the end result will be – it was worth it!

Savannah – have you found any similar tables available for purchase?

Yes! The closest one is this amazing table from Restoration Hardware.

The other option I found is this table from Macy’s!

Thank you, Kyle for not only building our family this beautiful table but being available to answer everyone’s questions!!

12 Comments

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    Joy
    December 10, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    Your table is stunning!

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    Jan
    December 10, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful!! A family geirloom now!

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    Kate
    December 11, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Love it! Great job with the details on this table.

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    Anna
    December 27, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Love it! Great job with the details on this table. This includes the lumbar and the stain. We had all of the tools necessary to complete this project on hand but tools would add a significant cost if you don’t already have them. Thanks for your sharing, I am also looking for these.

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    happy wheels
    February 5, 2021 at 3:58 am

    Beautiful!! A family geirloom now!

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    Crystal Haynes
    February 6, 2021 at 8:04 am

    How did you get that pretty trim on the side of the tabletop?

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    February 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    The table looks classy, Kyle! I really love it. Nobody will think that you made it yourself.

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    June 20, 2021 at 1:31 pm

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