Hey friends! This post is one that is long overdue. I misplaced the memory card that had all the pictures I took! I actually built this DIY round farmhouse table about 6 months ago. We moved into our house in May of 2015 and our breakfast nook was empty for about 8 months. I kept looking for a table and just couldn’t find one I liked or that was budget friendly! I found this Archer Round Dining Table at Zgallerie and fell in love. The price is $899. I built this one for around $85! That does not include chairs, just the table. I built this one for around $85! This post contains some affiliate links.While, I normally would have gone out and bought the table I remembered seeing a similar DIY table plans over at the Design Confidential. The size of the Archer table is 54″ and the Design Confidential had plans for a similar round table that were for a 48″ table. The 48″ size also worked better for my space. I didn’t want the area to be cramped especially since it would be right next to the back door.
I followed the instructions from the plans that I found. When I got to cut to the top I made a protractor so my circle would even. This was the easiest way I found to make my marking since I planned to cut with my jigsaw. I wanted to make sure I had a nice guide.
I measured until I found the center of the table. Using a 1×2(scrap) I placed a tiny nail at the center by just barely tapping it into the top of the table. I also pre-drilled a hole 24″ from where I place the nail. This gave me a place to put my pencil.
The next step I did was used the pencil and made my mark around the top. It worked great! I’ve seen people use a router to cut the of the table by using a similar process. I don’t have a router and found this an expensive way to make my markings.
Once I had my circle marked, I used a jigsaw and cut off the extra pieces until I had a round top.
Another thing I added was a 1×2 to frame out the middle of the table legs.
I don’t have exact measurements for the piece I cut but I did make them a little longer than the 4×4 center piece. The 1×2’s wrap around the angled boards as well so you will need to measure based on that. I cut the 4 (1×2) boards a 45 degree angles.
Then I used wood glue to make a square around the center with the 1×2’s. I used clamps to hold them in place and used my nail gun to attach them to center 4×4.
For the finish I used two different stains to get the look I was going for. First I used:
First, I applied one coat of Weathered Oak
I let that dry and added a coat of Classic Gray As I applied the Classic Gray, I wiped off with a paper towel.
For the top coat I used a Matte Poly. Here’s a closeup of the top.
I love the way it turned out and I saved a ton! You can’t beat an $85 table, right? I bought the chairs at Target when they had a 30% off Furniture Sale!
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