Hi, friends! It’s time for another Monthly DIY Challenge! If you’re new to the challenge you can read all about it and browse previous month’s projects here.
This project is one that you’ve been asking for, for a while now, and I am so happy to finally be sharing all about it. So, if you’ve been waiting to see the tutorial for our farmhouse dining room table, the wait is over!
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For this challenge we teamed up with our friends at Kreg to show you how amazing a handy their R3 jig is to build with! **Stay tuned until the end of the post for an awesome giveaway!
I have been using this little jig for years now and I can truly say that the possibilities are endless when it comes to what you can build. From small projects like our butcher paper roll holder to bigger pieces like the dining table, there is so much you can do!
I followed these plans from Ana White for the table base but decided to go a different route for the top. This is what the base looked like assembled.
For the top, we cut five 2x6x8 boards in half and used the Kreg jig R3 to join nine of them together. To cut the circle out we made a jig from a spare 1×6 board. We screwed one end of the board into the center of what would be the underside of the table top. I wanted the diameter of the table to be four feet, so we measured out exactly 24 inches (half of the diameter) from the screw to where the router bit would hit.
We turned the router on and made a few passes around the table and we had our round table top cut out!
To attach the top to the base we followed the same directions in the Ana White tutorial. The next step was to stain! I wanted a lighter stain so my hubby mixed an equal mixture of my favorite stain combo, Minwax Weathered Oak and Provincial, and applied it with an old rag.
I am so in love with this table! We’ve had it for over a year now and it has held up amazingly! It’s the perfect size and shape for the dining room.
Kreg has even more helpful tools in addition to the R3 jig. Their Rip-Cut and Accu-Cut are amazing for ripping sheets of plywood with ease and precision. You can browse all of Kreg’s handy tools here.
To see more of what the Kreg Jig R3 can do, check out the rest of the group’s projects. Click each photo below to see them all!
And now for the giveaway!
The awesome folks at Kreg are providing a R3 jig to to TEN lucky readers! Enter below for your chance to score one of these awesome tools!