Round Trestle Dining Table

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I am really happy with how this table turned out. We were inspired by this $3,350 round trestle table and just new we could build it ourselves for a little less (okay maybe a lot less). We built this table for a whopping $40! Round tables are not as difficult to build as most may think.  With a router and a little ingenuity you can make your very own! Enjoy!

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DIY Trestle Round Dining Table Plans - Dimensions

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How to build a Round Trestle Dining Table

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DIY Trestle Round Dining Table Plans - Step 1

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table - Step 1

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table - Step 2

DIY Trestle Round Dining Table Plans - Step 2

I actually used the existing truss as a template for my sides. This made it a heck of a lot easier.

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table - Step 3

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table - Step 4

DIY Trestle Round Dining Table Plans - Step 3

I chose to rip the factory edge off my 2x6s for a seamless look but this is totally optionally.

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This makes lots of sawdust so after every pass I actually went around and blew out the sawdust from the cut to keep the router from having to work too hard.

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With the final pass the board ends start to drop off so watch your toes! We made a project for the kids with these scraps.

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table - Step 10

DIY Trestle Round Dining Table Plans - Step 4

We stained our table with American Walnut wood stain from Varathane and finished it off by spraying with 3 coats of semi-gloss poly through our Finish Max Pro.

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It was much easier to get through the door in two pieces so once we got it in the dining room we attached the base.

DIY Round Trestle Dining Table - Step 12

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Jackie

    First- WOW! I love this. We don’t need a new table, but I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out if anyone on my Christmas list could use one.
    My question though is what are you using for the part cut diagram? I haven’t found a sketch up plug in that works as well as that looks. Is it something that will automatically figure out the least waste?
    and thanks for all the plans and projects you share!

    • Thanks Jackie! As far as the cut list, I just reposition each board within the stock board sizes. It’s all done manually, no plugins or shortcuts unfortunately.

  • Thanks for the router use tip on cutting the top.

  • rhoni t

    Love, love, love this. Great instructions. Beautiful table!! This is the base I want for my farmhouse table and kids table, soon to start. Thanks!!

  • Stacey Rose

    I would love this as a coffee table and matching side tables!

  • Suz

    I always look forward to reading your posts. I made your cabinet with the different stained wood and hardware. It really turned out great. You are an awesome teacher. Btw, love the chalk outline of the body on the ground next to you routering the table top. I cracked up! Keep up the fabulous work.

    • Thanks so much for the kind words Suz! That console table looks awesome!, thanks for sharing!

    • Zoe

      You did a beautiful job and I LOVE that mirror!

    • julie

      gorgeous!!! love it with that lamp and mirror!!

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  • Michaelle

    Can this pattern be altered to make it a counter height table?

    • It could work. The bottom of the legs could just be extended but if you wanted to keep the pattern the same distance from the ground then the angles would have to change.

  • Rhiannon

    Love this! Now I need to figure out a way to do it with seating for 6. I love this base! Suggestions?

    • This could probably seat 6 but it would be tight and 2 people would have to straddle the legs. The other optio would just be to cut a bigger top. I plans for a 70″ top but really it would be quite simple to cut it for any size. Just remember to extend the top of the base to support the top.

      • Rhiannon

        Thank you!!

  • Heike

    I actually like your table much more that the original. Great job!!!

  • Zoe

    This is on my to do next week list I love it!!!!!

  • Hope Williams

    Love this table! I also agree that yours is so much nicer that the inspiration photo! Incredible tutorial too! You have a new follower!

  • Carl

    Where do you get real KD lumber? The package stores say they have some KD but the shrinkage is ridiculous. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I live in Northern California.

    • I get mine from Home Depot. Any of the big box stores should be fine.

  • Jae

    I love this table and plan on building one right after the holidays, however I do not have room for a 52 inch table. I plan on making mine 46 inches (finished), I am assuming I would be correct in adjusting the cuts by 6 inches for each cut on the table top?

    • Yea you could do that or leave it as is since it will only be an extra 3″ of waste on either side.

  • Nick

    Thanks again for another useful and terrific project. Quick question: What adjustment(s) would have to be made if one were to use a smaller top? Say a 42″ or 36″” top. Be well. God Bless! -Nick

    • The jig diameter would be reduced accordingly as well as the top supports on the base. However, the base would be tough to make narrower with different angles and lengths. 42″ is about as small as I would go.

      • Tony

        Jamison, so you’re saying the angles on the base could stay the same, if the top were reduced to 42″ and the be cross pieces were narrowed?

        • Yes, just reduce the table top support pieces by a couple inches so they don’t show too much.

  • rhiannon

    I am tackling this, well a rectangle version, of this this weekend and I am not used to cutting angles so do I cut the angle when I cut the board or do I cut the board to size then cut the angle from the edge??

    • I cut the angle when I’m cutting the board. Some of the boards would not work out if you did it the other way.

      • rhiannon

        Thank you! so glad you answer your comments for us! getting started and will post the finished if it works out!

  • rhiannon

    I finished mine finally! my husband scorched the wood for the finish I love it! couldn’t get pics to rotate!

    • Looks awesome! Nice work and thank you for sharing!

  • Patrick Stilwell

    Good morning Jamison –

    First off – your site and plans are amazing! I am very inspired and have made several pieces from your site! I have also made the round 52” trestle table as a practice piece that I gave away. My wife has asked me to build a larger version for our dining room which I am planning on starting this weekend. I am unable to find good looking 2×6 lumber here, so my local supplier is going to rip down a 2×10 for me into a narrower board. I am trying to make the table 65” wide – slightly smaller than your 70” table plans. But I was thinking of having the boards 8.5” wide since my guy is going to rip them down from a 10” board.

    Here is my question: what program are you using to calculate your dimensions? The math is throwing me off when I try to figure that I am going to use wider boards – not sure how to figure all of my cuts, etc… I was thinking my cuts would be this:

    – All boards are a true 8.5” wide – actual width.

    – 4 Boards 70”

    – 2 Boards 63”

    – 2 Boards 57”

    – What I am not sure is if the 2 boards that I have listed as 63” would need to be slightly longer? And then the 2 end boards I listed at 57” could be slightly shorter?

    I would GREATLY appreciate your thoughts or guidance or point me in the right direction of how to figure it out myself! THANKS!!!!

    • Hey Patrick! Thanks for the compliments. You could easily substitute the 2x6s for 2x10s or 2x8s. As far as the lengths, I had it modeled up in CAD so I just took the measurements that way. What I would suggest is to lay half of it out and draw the circle to see what you’ll need to cut. Another idea is to draw the circle on the driveway with chalk and lay the boards on top of it to see what you can get away with. I would suggest being liberal with these lengths just in case. I hope that helps!

  • jg

    This site is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to put all of this online. I plan on building a pub height table modeled from this. Any imput for modification is much appreccieted!

    • Thanks! I appreciate that. If you are going to make this bar hight you may want to expand the width of the base to make the table more sturdy.

  • Datrip

    Thanks Jamison for sharing all your plans and expertize with the world. I have a question on the jig you created for the router cuts for the top. I noticed in the pics of the jig board that you have multiple holes. I know there is a simple answer just wondering. I am guessing that the multiple holes are representing various radius numbers so that the jig can be used on different projects. Is that the case or is there another reason? Lastly, your link for the router is for a plunge one instead of a fixed base router. If you were asked which one would be a better purchase which would take care of most diy wood building projects which one would you recommend as I am in the market for one to accomplish this project and other honey-do lists. Again, thanks so much.

  • Elisa Op’t Hof

    I love this round trestle table but want one about twice as big around for my large family. I also want build a huge lazy susan for it about 16 inches in from the table edge . Any advice on how to scale your design?