The final building step is to trim out the table top with the 2×2. I used wood glue and my nailer to attach them. It was easier for me to nail from the top of the table so I just filled the nail holes with wood glue. I used a foam roller to apply 1 coat of Carrington stain by Varathane. Varathane is the Rust-Oleum brand sold at Home Depot.
Building a round dining table. To make the legs, start by making a template for the legs shape. The leg itself is 65 cm high, and 8.5 cm wide along its curved part except where the legs join the cross pieces, where it is a bit wider. Two pieces of 2x6 lumber should be enough to draw the shape onto as seen at left.
Apply wood glue to the long sides of each board and then clamp together firmly using the bar clamps. As you tighten the bar clamps the boards may pop up and become uneven, use your rubber mallet to tap them back into place. Wipe away as much wood glue that oozes up between the joints as possible.
Made from cedar, this table is perfect of casual outdoor dining. It's tough and rugged, but also elegantly designed with plenty of leg room beneath a good sized top. Check the build article for
Cut the 1×3 blocks and attach them to the table base with 1 1/4″ brad nails and wood glue. Start with the vertical pieces first. Then follow up with the horizontal pieces. Attach them the same way.
Build a rustic harvest-style dining table from reclaimed wood planks and gutters. How to Build a Dining Table From Salvaged Lumber Reusing instead of throwing away used materials like lumber can help reduce the need for harvesting new trees and diverts materials from landfills -- plus salvaged lumber makes for unique, one-of-a-kind furniture.