Kreg Owners' Community

In March I moved in with my girlfriend and neither one of us had a dining room table. I told her don't worry, I'll make us one. She asked me if I knew how to create one, so I took her here to this site and showed her all of my previous projects. After she saw the pie safe, she basically said, "OK, if you know how to make one of those, then you know how to make a dining room table. I trust you."


I did have to tell her, though, that I'm not a chair maker. We'd have to find chairs somewhere, so that's what craigslist is for later on. I went to Menards and picked up some oak boards and a 4x4 oak post. My plan was to make a 40x40 inch table top surface and use the post to create a pedestal leg. Here is a close up of the leg.


I cut the grooves on the table saw, and then after that I raised the blade and started cutting the notches out of the top and bottom. These will hold my supports, and even the supports have notches cut so they can criss-cross each other. I later used the Kreg bit to drill some pocket holes into the top and bottom pegs, so that when the supports are in, I'll drive in Kreg screws to help secure them in place.


Well, this last Sunday I placed the supports in the slots, and then laid the top on the table leg to get an idea of what I'm looking at. Here is that shot I took using my camera phone.



After a bit of a hiatus, I was back in my shop cutting out more support pieces. If you look at the picture above, You'll see the small angled pieces adjoining the main floor supports. I made more for the upper brackets to help hold the table in place. I routed those smooth and sanded everything. The BIG pain in the butt part of putting this table together was making absolutely CERTAIN that my table would lay flat on the table leg. I can't tell you how many times I rechecked the angle of the main post with my level. I also took into consideration the fact that my garage floor is slanted to flow rain water out of the garage. Once my little platform was level, I kept making sure the post was plum and the supports were level too.


After everything was secure, I drilled in more Kreg screws to stiffen the supports and used wood glue and finishing nails to attach the little supports. My next step was to stain everything with Golden Oak stain. If you look below, you will see my attempts. I think it turned out really well! I'm now in the stage of adding coats of finish. I need to apply two more coats tonight.






Views: 1153


You need to be a member of Kreg Owners' Community to add comments!

Join Kreg Owners' Community

Comment by joseph on February 25, 2013 at 4:27am

I appreciate your work.Nice table.A dining room table is most likely to be the focal point of your dining room or dining area, making it the main item of dining furniture. This is the reason that you should give a lot of thought to the kind of dining room table that you get for your dining room.

Comment by Jens Jensen on April 1, 2011 at 9:29pm
pretty nice my friend JUST dont spill on it or you might be out the door

Need Help?

For Technical Support, please call 800-447-8638 or send a message. Reps are available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm CST. 


  • Add Videos
  • View All


Just Assembled Adaptive Cutting System 1 Reply

I purchased the ACS directly from Kreg 2 weeks ago. This morning I finished the assembly with the exception of installing the measuring tapes. The assembly took me about 4 hours, between reading the manual, watching videos and sipping coffee. I'm…Continue

Tags: ACS, System, Cutting, Adaptive

Started by Robert P Trower in Other Kreg® Products. Last reply by KregRep Aug 13.

Problem with automax project clamp and bench clamp 1 Reply

I cannot get either clamp to face clamp a 2" x 4". Is there a fix for this?Continue

Started by Christian Bookter in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by KregRep Aug 9.

Product Reviews

K5 Review

I really like the k5 it is faster to change from different size of screws. I hesitated to update because of some of the reviews about the dust collection hook up. That to me one of the improvements it works perfect no dust to cleanup .…


Posted by Gary roofner on April 5, 2019 at 10:02am

Merry Christmas r3

 Hi all Santa left me one under the tree the elf thar made it must have had a bad morning because one gray tab is metric and the other one is imperial help Santa what do I do

thanks Eric 

Posted by Eric Kershaw on January 8, 2019 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment

© 2019   Created by KregRep.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service