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DIY Angled Base Dining Table

Y’all, we are bringing to you what might be our new favorite build of all time! This DIY angled base dining table is sleek, modern and open and perfect for an open concept home. Today we’re bringing you the plans and how we built this table with our Kreg Jig!

After shot of table

DIY Dining Table

I love the simplicity of the design of this table, but how unique it looks with the angled base. The angles mimic our geometric coffee table in the other room, bringing three pointed pieces of wood together to form each side of the base.

This table is huge. It fits eight people comfortably, using chairs or benches.

Table with bench and chairs

We loved our old DIY West Elm knock-off dining room table, but it was one of our first woodworking projects and it was time for an upgrade after four years of learning some new skillz.

Construction

This build is really easy and we made the entire thing out of dimensional lumber available at the hardware store. That makes it easy to pick out the pieces you need and put them together.

Top of angled dining table

The top was simple, using our Kreg Jig K4 to make pocket holes to join seven 1x6s together, with two more on each end. This is a sturdy top, so we had to make sure to have the appropriate number of holes to keep each board joined together.

Pieces of angled base

Since the top is pretty heavy and long, it needs a solid base. We had the angled base design, but it needed to be sturdy. We didn’t want this table to look rustic, so using rough 2x4s wasn’t an option. Instead, we doubled up poplar 1x4s using wood glue to make all the pieces of the base.

Angled base connecting at 30 degrees

Each of the legs are straight cuts, but the spreader and connecting pieces each have 30 degree angles coming off a point in the center, allowing them to all fit in together.

We like to make all our cuts first, then use the Kreg Jig to bring them all together.

Attaching legs

We did have to be careful to make sure to use the right Kreg screws. When connecting the base together, we used 2 1/2″ screws because we were connecting 1 1/2″ thick pieces. But, when connecting the legs to the table top, we had to only drill holes for and use 1 1/4″ screws because we were screwing into a 3/4″ thick table top. Don’t want to use screws that are too long and blow right through the top!

Connecting base to top of angled dining table

The Plans

If you hadn’t picked up on it yet, we partnered with our friends at Kreg to bring you this gorgeous DIY angled base dining table. We’ve put the entire set of plans up on BuildSomething.com where you can get the full measurements, cut list and step-by-step plans.

Angled table from corner

The angled base of this dining table might seem difficult to do, but it’s really not, as long as you follow our plans. Kreg Jig pocket hole joinery makes the whole thing sturdy and seamless.

Underneath angle of table

So head over to BuildSomething.com to get the full set of plans for our DIY angled base dining table. While you’re there, make sure you check out some of our other furniture plans, like the geometric base coffee table, a modern platform bed that can be build for $50, or a simple nightstand.

Full angled table

Their website is full of lots of great plans from lots of great makers. If there’s a project you need that we haven’t done yet, BuildSomething.com is going to have a great option for you!

Want to make a matching bench? We have FREE printable plans for you:

Interested in the Kreg Jig? Click here to read our full Kreg Jig review and to see all of our Kreg Jig projects.

New to the Kreg Jig? Here is a step by step guide on how to use a Kreg Jig!

 
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    Lane Boeh

    Monday 15th of February 2021

    I really like this design. We would not need one so big so thinking we could scale back. Also would we be able to put the base off the floor, higher up?

    Morgan

    Monday 15th of February 2021

    Do you mean put the angled base like halfway up the legs and just have the legs on the ground? Theoretically, but I obviously haven't tried that.

    Aubrey

    Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

    This is beautiful and can’t wait to make one. Did you build the whole thing out of poplar or pine? And what exact product did you use to top coat/seal it? Thanks!

    Sean

    Wednesday 3rd of February 2021

    I'm glad you like it! The whole thing is built with poplar. We used a regular polyurethane sealant and let cure for several days.

    Ryan

    Sunday 6th of September 2020

    Are the lips nailed to the legs or the top? Or both? Did you just nail from the bottom?

    Morgan

    Sunday 6th of September 2020

    They are attached to the top. That way, the top and the base can come apart to be moved (like when we just moved last month).

    Ashley

    Monday 22nd of June 2020

    Love this! Can you please tell me what the finished dimensions of this table are?

    Giorgi

    Sunday 17th of January 2021

    @Sean, what about z axis?

    Sean

    Monday 22nd of June 2020

    It is 83 inches long and 38.5 inches wide.

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