Knockoff West Elm Emmerson Dining Table
I was in love with the West Elm Emmerson Dining Table, the pallet wood, the bulky legs and top...then I saw the price tag! Gulp! I knew there had to be a cheaper way, and there was! I built this knockoff dining table for a tenth of the price of West Elm's version! Woohoo!
Get the full plans here for the Knockoff West Elm Emmerson Dining Table on my blog!
To get started I must let you know that typically I am an avid builder with my little ol' Kreg Jig and pocket holes are my best friend, but on this project I learned a couple new skills that had me feeling like a real builder! LoL! So the tutorial is a little more in depth than my typical tutorials and uses a few more tools than I typically use!
Material list, cut list and in depth tutorial are in the post linked above!
Gather 4x4s and plane them for a nice level top! Glue them up, if planed no need for anything other than glue, if you don't have a plane, the Kreg Jig HD works great for attaching 4x4s!
I didn't clamp on top as well as on bottom so they bowed a little on top! Nothing a fancy hand plane couldn't get rid of though!
Glue up the legs, cutting out the slot for the stretcher to fit. I used a table saw to cut the slot on each board before attaching.
Create the stretcher and make a 'key' to hold the table together!
Time to create a space to place the 'key'! Drill press and chisels make light work of this!
Hammer that key down in there and see if all your hard work pays off!
Woot woot! Place the top on the base and attach! Finish in any way you choose! I included a post for the faux pallet wood tutorial on my blog!
I even built a matching bench to go along with the table! Get the plans for it here West Elm Emmerson Dining Bench!
Thank you for checking out my table build! If you build one for yourself I would LOVE to see it!
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