And, it all started with this beautiful and surprisingly simple DIY Pedestal Table Base. I’ve wanted to build a round kitchen table for a few years, guys. I thought that having a round table to break up all of those squared edges and straight lines would look so much better in our kitchen. But, I changed up the design, got rid of feet, and added layers of chunky molding to get the custom look that I wanted.
Using a premade wood pedestal center from Osborne Wood Products means this DIY Pedestal Table Base could have all of the beautiful curves made by lathes and bandsaws, even though I don’t own either of those pricier tools. Full disclosure, Osborne Wood Products sent me this beautiful, chunky pedestal center for free.
If any of the written steps are confusing, watch this short build video. 1 – 8″ – 3/4″ thick wood, plywood, or MDF square (will be hidden under moulding) 1 – 12″ – 3/4″ thick wood, plywood, or MDF square (will be hidden under moulding)
Tools Table Saw and Miter Saw Brad Nailer, Kreg Jig R3 and Power Drill Wood Glue and Wood Filler Screws and drill bits of various sizes You can find the full build steps in the FREE printable plans available for in my Gumroad store. Start by resawing the 2″ x 6″ Pine boards on your table saw, to square the edges.
I used Kreg Jig Pocket Holes and wood glue to join the squares on this DIY Pedestal Table Base. So, the pocket holes help me keep building instead of waiting for glue to dry. I used glue and Kreg Jig Pocket holes to assemble my squares. These squares add extra height to this Wood Pedestal Table Base. Glue and screw one of the smaller 1 1/2″ thick pine squares to the bottom of the Osborne Wood Pedestal. Also, make sure those screws are at least an inch inside the smaller 3/4″ square pedestal base.
These screws are long enough to go through the bottom, middle, and part of the top level of the squares. Carefully measure where the screws will go, to make sure they will be at least an inch inside that square.
Those screws add extra strength to your DIY Pedestal Table Base. You can get a better look at how I assembled the pedestal layers in the video and in the printable plans.
This is just as I started to glue and nail the crown molding onto the pedestal of this DIY Round Kitchen Table. Then, glue and brad nail the 3/4″ thick smaller square on to the top of the pedestal.
Carefully measure where the screws will go, to make sure they will be at least an inch inside that 8″ square. Carefully measure where the screws will go, to make sure they will be at least an inch inside that square.
This part of the table build was inspired by a photo on the @Hammerari Instagram account.
You might recognize him as the very talented carpenter on HGTV’s Windy City Rehab.
BUT, I really recommend using wood in this case since it is stainable, stronger and much easier to sand and get a nice smooth finish. The trim molding on the top of this pedestal base is a bit simpler than the bottom.
I wrapped 2 rows of different types of trim molding around the top of the pedestal. DESIGN NOTE: I picked the size of the base to make sure it looked nice and chunky, wasn’t so small that it would tip easily, and also wasn’t so big that our feet wouldn’t fit under the table.
If you want a larger top, I’d increase the size of the squares to prevent the table from easily tipping when someone presses down on the edges.
Then I added multiple layers of bead board and trim molding around the bottom of the pedestal table base. I used left over bead board style T&G planks that I had leftover from my DIY Kids Play Kitchen. You can find the DIY Pedestal Table Base Build Plans by clicking the image below.
The printable plans include Full Steps and Measurements, 3D Drawings, and Materials List for this build. Don’t forget to Save this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base on Pinterest. Here’s a look at my pedestal after applying Danish Oil in Black Walnut.
You can find the DIY White and Grey Distressed Chalk Paint tutorial in another post.
I am loving this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base in our kitchen. And, the color of our old chairs goes perfectly with that DIY Round Plywood Top I made.
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