Double Angle Dining Table

We needed a small dining room table for the house that we are renovating. When coming up with a design for this one I wanted to do a simple base, but make it interesting (if that makes any sense at all). I like to add interest to a piece by introducing angles so for this dining table I decided to make it extra interesting by introducing a double angle also know as a compound angle. This table is small but can comfortable accommodate four in a narrow area and even 6 in a pinch. However, this design could easily be adapted for a longer and/or wider table by just lengthen the required pieces. Enjoy!

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How to Build a Compound Leg Dining Table

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  • barlas tavil

    Great little table! What is the tool at 2:29 and what is it used for please?

    • Thanks! That is the Kreg foreman. It’s a pocket hole machine.

  • mitt

    How do you get the 2×8 to join together so tightly? The 2×8 I normally see at Home Depot have rounded edges.

  • Eric

    I am also curious to know how the table top boards fit so tightly with no apparent grooves between the boards. Did you trim the board tops down on each side to square them off?

    • BB Jessie

      Hi there — fellow reader here. He did. I belive he passed them through the planer. You can always pass them through the table saw to rip off the rounded edges. That’s what I do – one day I hope to get a planer. 🙂

  • Hi there.
    Can you — whenever you can – I know, I know… because you guys have all this spare time with parenting, building, blogging, working on the small house for you guys
    to move in while the new house is built 😉 – but can you tell me if I
    make this table for 8 people. Do you think I need to add additional legs to
    provide additional support for the added length (and width)?

  • Holly Petersen Bingeman

    Beautiful table! I love your instructions too, I actually think I could make this with your step by step help.

  • Nicole Oberdorf

    Hi! I was curious, what kind of stain did you use and what was the color?

  • Christopher M. Jones

    Did you use a router on the long edges of the table? Great project. I really appreciate your plans!