How to Build and Finish a Dining Room Table
A DIY dining room table can become the focal point of your home. Learn how to build a dining room table from scratch with this step-by-step guide.
Rooms decorated with DIY elements can be sophisticated. This build-it-yourself hickory tabletop proves it—and is the star of this light-filled, multipurpose dining room.
The DIY dining table design is relatively simple, keeping this project within reach of most crafters. You'll need a few large tools, such as different types of saws, but many home improvement stores let you rent these for a minimal fee. Expect to spend a weekend cutting, assembling, and staining the table, plus dry times. Though it is a labor-intensive project, the end result of knowing you made your own table is worth it.