I don’t know about you, but given the choice, I would rather eat outside in my garden. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quiet breakfast with just me and the songbirds, or a big family get together, outside is better. But, I kinda hate my table. It’s glass, it’s not my style, and it doesn’t mesh with the outdoors well at all. So we found these DIY outdoor dining table projects so that we can all find a way to eat al fresco just a little bit more, and still have a styling’ backyard. Sound good? Thought so! Let’s get to it so you can pick one and get started!



Outdoor Dining Tables

DIY Outdoor Dining Table

First of all we have a DIY outdoor dining table from Christine at ‘Pinspiration Mommy‘. She built this large outdoor table herself for her 40th B’day! Ok, I like this girl. Great tutorial and plans for this table.

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Outdoor Farmhouse Table Plans

Melissa (and her husband Randy!) at ‘The Happier Homemaker‘ has this tutorial for their Pottery Barn inspired DIY dining table that only cost them $60 in lumber! Check out the post, her husband used simple plans from ‘Ana White’, another tutorial, and his own great ideas to come up with this. Amazing DIY outdoor dining table!

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X-Frame Outdoor Dining Table

Ashley at ‘Cherished Bliss‘ not only has a great tutorial and photos for her DIY outdoor dining table, she has free plans you can download too! We love the X-frame base of this table.

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DIY Patio Table

This simple outdoor dining table was made with plans from ‘Ana White‘ and submitted by one of her readers… This looks like an expensive teak table we saw at Room & Board last season.

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Another Farmhouse Outdoor Table

Rebekah at ‘Charming Imperfections‘ made this pallet farmhouse DIY outdoor table for her patio, and has step by step instructions for you, along with a couple of graphics that explain the process well. (And make it look simple!)

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Build an Outdoor Table and Benches

From Danielle (and Luke!) at ‘Finding Silver Pennies‘, learn how to build an outdoor wood patio table and benches to match. Lot’s of good directions here, and this set looks high end. Love it!

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Pallet Outdoor Table DIY

Make this DIY outdoor dining table from wood pallets with ‘A Mitten Full of Savings‘. Oh, did we mention? Less than $100!

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Small DIY Patio Table

If you have a smaller patio, or just prefer a round table, make this octagonal DIY picnic table with these free plans from ‘Bobs Plans‘.


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Concrete DIY Outdoor Table

We LOVE this concrete DIY outdoor dining table we found on ‘Houzz‘, but it didn’t come with a tutorial… So we went and found one for you! This tutorial from ‘DIY Pete‘ is almost identical.

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Gorgeous Outdoor Wood Patio Table

Ok, last one for you is just inspirational, ’cause it is so cool, we couldn’t leave it out! How amazing is this wood patio table? From ‘Erin Martin Design‘. Wow!

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Where to Buy Patio Dining Tables Online

If right now this is a bit too big of a project for you, that’s ok. Check out these wonderful outdoor dining tables you can buy at Wayfair, with free shipping!

We are in love with this Kya dining table! Made from solid wood and an iron frame, this patio table has hundreds of five star reviews. It doesn’t look like an outdoor table, but it is! Gorgeous piece of furniture and it’s right around $350!


For right around $200, get this Folding Wood patio dining table that is weather resistant and space saving!


If you are looking for a small patio dining table for well below $100, we love the look of the Lula outdoor dining table. It is made from weather resistant steel, has a great industrial or modern look, and even has feet levelers so you never get that rocking cocktail table syndrome! Comes in three sizes as well.

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Ok, now you have big plans to make your own DIY outdoor dining table, right? Good, pin it for later! Then jump on over to our posts on DIY outdoor kitchens and DIY backyard projects for relaxation! And if you are need of updating your chairs as well, check out DIY Dining Room Tables (for indoors!)  how to reupholster a chair and Thanksgiving Table Settings & Decor over at TBD!

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  2. outdoor furniture nz November 20, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I don’t know about you, but given the choice, I would rather eat outside in my garden. It doesn’t matter if it’s a quiet breakfast with just me and the songbirds, or a big family get together, outside is better.

  3. Christine July 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Just realized I never wrote to thank you for featuring my table on your list! Thanks so much for sharing my project, now for my 41st birthday, the plan is to make matching benches for my table! :-) Love your website!

    1. Kathy Woodard September 8, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Thx for making such a cool project Christine! Let us know when you do the benches, we would love to add it to the post!

    2. Kris Grosman October 14, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Christine your table is beautiful, but there is no link. I would love to make this but have no idea where to start. Is there a new link to your plans? It is beautiful.

      Thank you


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