How to Make a Dining Table | Easy Woodworking Project

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In this woodworking project I show you how to make a dining table with big beefy legs and an apron quickly and easily with pocket hole joinery. Everything is made from 3/4″ material including the legs and all boards are ripped to the same width which makes this project ideal for any skill level with a few basic tools.

Wood from Kencraft:

Get the plans for this table base:

Table Saw:
Miter Saw:
Digital Angle Gauge:
Pin Nailer:
23 Gauge ¾” Pins:
Air Compressor:
Wood Glue:
Router Table:
Round Over Bit:
Chamfer Bit:
Kreg K5 Pocket Hole Screw Kit:
Little Pocket Hole Kit:
Festool Drill:
Wipe on Polyurethane:

How to Make a Chevron Table Top And Avoid Seasonal Wood Movement:

Music by Me:
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Toledo, OH 43606


Dan Gamble says:

Screw the haters. You rock dude! (I sound like a freaking teenager but i don't care)

jamie jempson says:

Great idea…
But using expensive tooling.. perfectly made bench a accurate table saw… and then go and say… rub glue and saw dust then burnish with a screw driver…. I'd rather u showed how to get over a situation like that professionally so people can be educated and learn rather than how to bodge it….
Nice table but i am disappointed in your method..

Rob Haggard says:

Like I’ve always said…when doing your own project, no matter what that project is, you just have to make it how you like it. If you don’t like it, keep on it until you like it. If it breaks, like you said, fix it. 👍

That guy says:

I did a top on a chest kinda like that a couple years ago. Nothing split. I dig your philosophy try it.

Matt Ruth says:

I think your logic on the top is sound…and I AGREE… experimentation is the best part of making stuff!

Keep us posted on how it handles the next thirty years!

Brian Prusa says:

I dig these beefy legs. Nice quadralinear legs. This project looks great!

Jacob Byers says:

Are pin nails the same as brad nails or something different?

Jordan Rempel says:

The funny thing is, with conditioned spaces like a home, the humidity changes might be gradual enough that you can break rules and it's not even a big deal. There are rules of wood movement, but then there are often glaring exceptions! And like you say, you could just fix it again! It's a superpower!

Robert J. Keller says:

Totally agree with the philosophy! If it breaks, just fix it. It's not rocket science!

Master of None says:

Some nights I wake up in sweat and panic thinking I am shadow banned in my favorite channels. I hope not.

Rick Despres says:

Looks great! One question. To avoid using the pin nailer could you have just used tape and "folded" it all back together?

Craig Chingren-Hamann says:

I like it. And i you like it that's all that should matter.

Neil F says:

I've made a lot of unconventional woodworking projects that weren't supposed to last. 7 years later, two outdoor resturants are still using them. The untrained eye can't usually tell. That's why people shop at IKEA and Pier 1.

John Made it says:

I've been wanting to make a beefy coffee table with legs like this. I got Lots of tip and trick from you in this video 👍

Donald Powell says:

Shadow blocking sounds like something that happens while shadow boxing…

Rich Friedeman says:

How do you connect your K5 to the dust collector? Is that just a Rockler small hose port stuffed into the K5 connector?

Cody Bryant says:

Why not just laminate the legs together instead of doing the miter corners of the lamination we've been stronger

hgtydjdjdgh67889 says:

We're going to need like an annual update on this table… See how well, or not well it's holding together.

hgtydjdjdgh67889 says:

Some may not like the sand in the place where you are joke, I think it's hilarious

z dubs says:

The first song is my favorite beat of yours. It sounds so good.

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