DIY Herringbone Dining Room Table

3 Materials
10 Hours

DIY herringbone dining room table, complete! It took a couple weekends of working during my child’s nap time, but overall it was a pretty easy, quick, and painless project!

Check out these before, during and after pictures!

Materials used:

1/4in plywood

2x4s for legs/ supports

1x4s for herringbone strips

1x2s for framing

First, cut the plywood for a desired table size and attach under supports

Next, attach herringbone strips- started with each full size, and cut accordingly.

After attached, use circular saw to even the edges out and attach 1x2 strips to the outside

here is what one corner looks like

Build square leg frames and attach underneath then fill all of the small gaps with wood filler

Keep filling all the tiny gaps with wood filler and sand until smooth

this is what it looks like after I sanded it down

Lastly, I painted the legs black (I used matte black) and apply pre-stain wood conditioner.

And then apply stain of your choice and lightly sand until smooth- apply top coat!

Here is the finished product! 🤩

This is how I decorate it with a clear vase

Let me know what you think in the comments below

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  • Teejaie Teejaie on Feb 20, 2022

    Fantastic job. What do you estimate that it cost you?

  • Dwetta Dwetta on Mar 26, 2022

    Do the legs actually hold the table steady? It doesn’t give end to end if you lean against one end? Just looks like it could some cross supports.

    It turned out beautiful, and love the bench!

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