Dining room are one of my favorite places in the house. This is usually where we enjoy our meals as a family. This is where we entertain our guests with sumptuous food and this is where most of the important conversation takes place.
Therefore, I find it imperative that the dining room should be set in style. That’s why when I began my hobby of woodworking, I’ve been wanting to learn how to build a dining table.
And build it I did. I’ve learned many things in the process of building it. Tips which I’m about to share in this article.
First off you need to consider which material you are going to use to build a dining table. Wood and metal are commonly used for table legs while glass, wood and granite are the common material used for tabletops.
Next, you have to consider the dimension of the table you are planning to build. The size of the table should compliment the space on your dining room. It should also provide enough space for the diners to move about.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the individual parts of the table like the leg, apron and tabletop should be in proportion to each other. You cannot have a tabletop that’s too thick nor can you build a sturdy dining table with a too thin legs. It should come off together well.
If you are using wood, you must also decide on the finishing you are going to use. To have a more durable and easy to clean dining table, you can use levels of clear coats. But, this is really up to you as you may also want to keep in mind the general “look” of the dining area and consider the finishing used on other furnishing in the house.
Lastly, the design of the dining table is a blend of all the things we’ve tackled previously. I suggest, you work with a good table plan in building a dining table. You can easily customize the plan yourself but you have the advantage of having a step-by-step instruction and pictures to make everything clear. This way, mistakes are prevented and you get to avoid the unnecessary delay and frustration in building a dining table.
Personally, I already have a resource which I’ve been using in my previous woodworking projects. They also have many dining table plans to choose from. This is also the same resource I been using to build my own dining room table. A very nifty guide indeed for a DIY person.
You may want to check it out and see if it gives you the same benefit as I’m sure it will.
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