Thank you so much, Marty! Happy building! © Designing Vibes - Interior Design, DIY and Lifestyle, 2020. Download the DIY Outdoor Dining Table PDF ». And there you have it…a custom built outdoor dining table for under $100. Also, if you don’t already have a Kreg Jig pocket-hole kit, I highly recommend getting one. With 8 screws holding it in place on each end, this top isn’t going anywhere. My husband and I chose to start with a DIY outdoor dining table since it would be the easiest thing to store until the yard is finished. I am so glad he has discovered his love for woodworking through out this whole home renovation process. Your email address will not be published. Forgive me if I am missing it somewhere in post. But worth it in the end. We knew we wanted our top to be 8′ long, but to our surprise, 8′ long 2x4s aren’t actually 8′ long. I’m going to show this to my husband because he builds everything , self-taught. If your base is already finished, switching out the top will be a breeze! Thanks Bri! We popped each piece out of place, applied Gorilla wood glue to both support boards, and put the wood back in it’s spot. Thanks! What kind of wood did you use? STEP 9: Touch Up … […]. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I seriously stop and admire it every time I walk outside. This is amazing! You can see in the picture above that we only used 5 pocket holes on each board. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases*. And apparently like to challenge ourselves. My husband is a very visual person. Thank you Crystal! I love your blog, keep it up please! We loved the look of Minwax Weathered Oak on the little sample they have in the store, but when I tried it on a piece of scrap 1×4, I hated it. I must have stained 12 boards before I came up with a concoction I loved. Once the whitewash was dry, I finished the whole table off with 3 coats of Minwax Helmsman Spar Urathane. It’s mostly smooth sailing from here on out! Most of the tables I was looking at were over $1000. Once everything was plenty dry, we sanded the whole table smooth. These will be the supports for the herringbone inlay, so they will be hidden. I hope my tutorial leaves you feeling confident enough to tackle this DIY outdoor dining table project yourself. Apply two layers of this weather-proof top coat. This DIY outdoor dining table took us several weekends to finish and we are extremely happy with how it turned out. DIY Modern Farmhouse Outdoor Dining Table. After your base is fully assembled, fill any holes with wood putty and sand smooth. Here, my amazing husband will demonstrate: One end is cut at 45 degrees off square and placed on the center support. DIY! It definitely needs to be done! Seriously! Using Whitney’s tutorial along with Ana White’s plans, we were able to bust out our table’s base in 2 afternoons. *For your online shopping convenience, I have included affiliate links in this post. Locate center of table to drill hole for umbrella. We provide creative ideas for making affordable alternatives to pricey designer home goods and cheap, plastic and particle-board junk. Thank you so much for posting. **For added umbrella security, we built an L bracket out of scrap wood and attached it to the bottom of the table**. I painted the 2x4s with two coats of BEHR Exterior/Interior paint in the color “Imperial Gray.” STEP 3: Drill Holes in the Decking We followed everything in her plan except the table top, so we skipped purchasing the 4- 8′ 2x10s. All of that being said, what I like most about this table is the price tag.