Thursday, September 5, 2013

Restoration Hardware DIY Dining Table

After fixing the poly problem, we were officially finished building the main part of our Restoration Hardware inspired dining table. We still need to build the leaves but we wanted to have the table in the space for a bit before deciding on how big we want the extension. We also need to add a bit of hardware that will keep the table in a closed position.

I'm in love with this table... even though the pictures make the table top read a bit more orange than it is in real life (the color on the legs in the above pic is more true). I also can't believe the difference the satin poly made compared to the gloss... it's like night and day. The table top is so smooth now and all my mistakes have disappeared. 

The table is a pretty good size. At the widest point it is 64" and it comfortable fits 8 people with no leaves. The size and shape the table is a lot better for our dining room and it is a lot easier to have conversations with a lot of people compared to our long rectangular table.

I love this next pic. The table legs with the chandelier and the hood and the kitchen ceiling.... the house is definitely coming together. Oh, and the chairs aren't staying. They are way too tall for the space and so block the sight lines from the kitchen to the living room so we will be selling our old dining set to offset the cost of new chairs.

I have been spending so much more time at this table than I ever did at our previous one... I'm not sure why, but I do. Maybe it's because I can't decide what part of the table I like the best. I really love how the top came out... especially after all the effort that we put in to make it perfect... but I also love the look of the base. My favorite part of the base is that the angle supports are perfect for putting your feet up.

We have a lot planned for the dining room and getting the table in the room really makes me want to get going on all of those projects, but we really need to finish off the kitchen first. In the mean time, I'm enjoying the prettiness of the table.

Overall, we ended up spending less than $200 for this table. Considering a comparably sized one at RH would go for at least $1200, we are going to call that a cool grand in savings which is pretty awesome.

Do you want to see how we built this table? 


  1. Wow!
    Your table turned out so great. I love it. I like the color on the wood and the shape.
    I really like the color palette with chairs, white and grey paint...and it goes wonderful with your light fixture.
    You should hook this up with my repurposed life and Miss MustardSeed's (furniture feature friday)
    this is so wonderful.

  2. This looks wonderful! Those mason jar lights are beautiful and the table is out of this world! Great job! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  3. WOW! This looks just gorgeous! What an amazing job you did?! Bravo!

  4. Bravo! Love your table - and your light fixture is also to die for! I'm going to check out the rest of your site - thanks for sharing! :)

  5. This looks great! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers!

  6. This is amazing! I love it.

  7. Gorgeous!!!! Trying to convince my husband we need this!

  8. I used 2 window sash locks from Lowes for my table. $2.17 for each.