Extension Dining Table Plans
Designed for the Kreg Jig.
This Draw Leaf Table Plan is For An Experienced Woodworker!
These extension dining table plans are one of the 15 plans included on the "Pocket Hole Project Plans CD." This plan show how to build a table with self-storing extension leaves. It is designed so that you can use one or both leaves. It is a table I would love to have!
Some of the plans on the CD are great for beginner woodworkers. This is not one of them! This plan requires an extensive set of tools (which we list below), and a higher skill set level.
When a plan has notes saying, "Precision is very important", and "fine adjustments to custom fit. . . .", I am fairly certain it is beyond my skill level.
But if you live in the world of mullions, routing details, dado blades and mitered corners, this may be the perfect plan for you!
See more in our Hints and Recommendations Section Below.
The Kreg CD With These Extension Dining Table Plans is Available from Amazon.
This CD has 15 pocket hole woodworking plans, one of which is these draw leaf table plans. The others include a chair, a simple wall shelf, a desk, a workbench and more tables. Many of these plans would be suitable for the beginner woodworker!
Woodworking HAND Tools Needed to Build These Extension Dining Table Plans.
This Kreg jig table plan requires just a few basic hand tools:
- Kreg jig;
- woodworking clamps;
- tape measure; and
The Woodworking Power Tools Needed.
If you build these dining table plans exactly as written, you will need the following woodworking POWER tools:
- table saw;
- band saw;
- electric sander;
- router: and
You will need a dado blade for the table saw. The plan calls for notches to be cut 1 9/16" wide. And they must be the exact width and the exact depth, and in the correct location, which varies by piece.
The plans call for the use of a band saw to shape the corner brace. You probably can make the corner brace with a jig saw, if you don't have a band saw.
For your router, you will need a 3/4" straight bit (to make the finger pulls in the leaves), a 3/8" beading bit (for the inside edge of the table top edging), and 1/8" and 1/4" roundover bits. And I may have missed a few.
The plans calls for sanding several times as you "custom fit" the pieces so that they will line up evenly, and slide smoothly.
If you have all of these tools, and are experienced with them, you do NOT need our standard reminder:
Always make sure you wear
your safety glasses
when using power tools.
List of the Materials for This Kreg Jig Plan?
Materials Needed To Build Kreg Dining Table Table:
The "Bill of Materials" included in this plan is not a shopping list - i.e. it does not tell you what you need to buy or have in stock to build it. It just gives you the dimensions of each piece.
On that list are 19 different types of pieces, and at least 50 pieces to assemble. This is not a simple plan!
SO, we cannot give you a Materials List, like we usually do. . . .
We do know that you will use five different size and type of Kreg pocket hole screws when building these extension dining table plans.
may not be able to buy all of these at your local hardware or big box
store. By clicking on the photo of the screws, you can buy them
directly from the Kreg Tool Company.
to Build This Kreg Dining Table?
Normally we give you some idea of the costs. For these plans, we are unable to do that.
We do know, that with the plan including a top AND two extension leaves, you have a lot of surface. And that would use a lot of wood.
The plan was designed to be built with maple, so it would be more expensive that the pine and plywood projects normally found on this website.
our Hints, Tips and Recommendations!
This plan would work for someone with a fully-equipped woodworking shop, but is definitely not for the beginner woodworker. It is a complex plan that requires precision work to have the extension leaves slide out level with the main table top.
For making the table top and the leaves, you will be doing some edge joining, so a Kreg Face Clamp would be very helpful.
The Kreg Right Angle Clamp would help make the base go together more easily.
If these extension dining table plans are not right for you, below you will find links to other table plans!
CHECK OUT SOME MORE TABLE PLANS FOR THE KREG JIG!
Check Out These FREE and Simpler Table Plans.
If the above extension dining table plans are not suitable for you, click on this link, or on the photo, to see some of the other table plans that you can build with your Kreg Jig. All the plans on this page are FREE.
There are Also Table Plans That You Can Buy!
Click on this link, or on the photo, to review some of the table plans you can buy from the Kreg Tool Company, including the trestle table plan shown.