I will give you a complete guide and guide in producing a solid dining table made of wide planks. I found inspiration on several websites to make my own board of planks , but especially since the valdemarsro.dk helped me. It can give you further advice on this project. It is at the same time easy and hard to build the table on the way as we have done – but the result was exactly as I dreamed.
Guide to build your own dining table made of planks
I was targeted by cheap planks, which should be about 30 cm width. The boards we have chosen is called rafters. It is untreated pine, which is planed and immediately far from perfect for a dining table. There are cracks in and it looks a bit rough out – exactly as we wanted.
Selection of wood
There are super many options in choosing wood for the dining table. It may be old floorboards, recycled wood and a lot of different types of wood – so it’s a matter of finding out partly the price and desire dining table’s appearance. The ‘heavier’ type of wood, such as oak, the more confident you can be that the tree does not give up and be warped so that the table is going to tilt.
The tool must be in order
My parents have an enviable home workshop – and we borrowed some home and was in the construction market to replenish screws, sandpaper, oil and so on. Here is a summary of what we have used materials and tools:
- 3 planks rafters, guy objectives: l: 2.80 cm b: 29.5 cm h: 4,5 cm
- fyrtræsbrædder to turn the table with 3 pieces: l: 70 cm h: 2 cm b: 9 cm
- Belt sander
- Sandpaper, grain 80 and 120
- Sanding block
- Circular saw
- dust masks and possibly goggles (I used an old pair of sunglasses)
- 2 x oil for treating the table: Junckers rustic table top oil Driftwood
- 2 x legs from Hay
Cost to build a dining table
For planks, boards, table legs, screws and oil we have used: 2.428 kr.
Instructions for assembling a homemade dining table
First I sawed planks in the correct length is 1-2 cm difference in the length of the planks and it is deliberately chosen to get a little raw drivtømmerlook on the tabletop. Then, the surface ground with a belt sander on all four sides and the ends. All pages are carefully sanded, first with belt sander and then with orbital sander, first with grain 80 and then 120. The dust like crazy and I used both dust mask and sunglasses to protect your eyes. Most of the work by making the table was grinding, but it has been worth it – for that there should not be splinters of wood. The planks were then treated on all sides with tabletop oil. Then the table summarized. It’s a neat little finish that boards under the table is sawn oblique. We have done with a circular saw. Our table is 270 cm long and 85 cm wide. There is plenty of room for us to sit up to 12 people around the table.