A few months ago, Shane decided he was going to build us a dining room table. I was so excited to have an actual dining room for the first time in my adult life! Not to mention we were hosting my family from Texas for Christmas so this was going to be perfect. Our dining room was kind of an eye sore before to be totally honest and the previous owners painted it purple. It was an empty room for about the first year that I used as a home gym, but we always knew we would eventually use it properly.

He did an AMAZING job with our table and it was really fun to decorate this room with it being the focal point. We just found the perfect light fixture that goes well with the ones we installed during our kitchen remodel and it totally elevated the space. The final touch we still need to add is curtains and the room will be complete. Here’s look at where we have spent countless hours now with friends and family breaking bread and clinking glasses.

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Table Details

Shane is very handy when it comes to DIY projects and wood work & wait til you see the backsplash he did in our kitchen. He built our floating shelves for our home bar and half bath too, but this table is a real showstopper. We hired a welder to create the steel base and had them powder coat it in matte black. The wood for the table top is from a local wood yard and was actually from one of the white oak trees the city removed for the new Bullstreet District. I love that we will always have a piece of Columbia with us everywhere we go.

Dining Room Decor Details

Floors: White Oak 5″ Character Solid Hardwood

Wall Paint: “Feldspar Pottery” by Sherwin Williams at Lowes

Rug Size: 9×12

Chandelier: Ours is 21.5″ diameter (similar fixtures linked below)

Table wood & stain: White Oak with “Dark Walnut” stain (dimensions 8′ x 4′)

Wall art is from Home Goods, but our rug, chandelier, and chairs are linked.

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Hi! I absolutely love the look of this table and was wondering what size you went with 36×72? Or longer? Looking to build one for our house as well!


Hi Casey, it is 4ft by 8ft! We LOVE it! Best of luck in building, we still have saw dust in the corners of our garage haha! 🙂


Hi Casey, my name is Robin the table looks great I am looking to build one for my daughter for Christmas. I understand that it is whit oak with dark mahogany. But did your husband use anything like a polyurethane or something eles? Or did he just use the stain and that was it?


Hi Robin, how exciting! He used the stain and then several coats of minwax clear spray lacquer. Best of luck!


Hi! Can you share the building details and the how to?


I wish I could, but he watched some YouTube videos and figured it out as he went though he has always been handy with woodwork and has done many smaller projects before.


Hi! I looked up the rug and it looks more grey on the website, but in your pics it looks more blue which is what I would love. Could you clarify if it’s really grey or blue? Thank you!!


Hi Stephanie, it has a few patches that have a little more blue in them but the main color is definitely more grey than anything. Hope that helps.


I absolutely love the table and the room as a whole. Where did you get your chairs from?


Hi Jessica, thank you so much! They are linked in the article.

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