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DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base – Build Plans

I’m totally happy dancing all around my kitchen today. I’ve recently built a new round table for our kitchen. And, it all started with this beautiful and surprisingly simple DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base.

DIY Wood 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 the squared edges and straight lines in the room would look so much better in our kitchen.

And, I always think smaller kitchen-sized tables with legs on the corners are a bit of a pain. You have to push the chair so far back to get your legs out. Does anyone else think that’s annoying, or am I just being lazy about this? 😉

Well, no more pushing chairs back for me. LOL.

Another bonus with round tables, you get to sit next to 2 people. Which is a huge deal for our kiddos.

They don’t have to fight over who they get to sit next to now. Yay, again. One less fight is always a win for parents, right?!

Easy to follow woodworking steps, video and printable plans for this beautiful DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base. Great for Round or Square Tops! Uses a premade pedestal center, adding lumber and molding to add width and height with just a Miter Saw. No bandsaw or lathe needed!

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Building This Pedestal Table Base

I cheated on this build! I used a premade pedestal table leg, then added to the top and bottom of it to build the pedestal wide enough and tall enough to work as pedestal base for a kitchen table.

I took this picture after unwrapping the box from Osborne Wood. Isn’t this wood pedestal beautiful?! I love the design and they always use high quality wood.

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.

Osborne makes great Coffee Table Legs too.

Full disclosure, Osborne Wood Products sent me this beautiful, chunky pedestal center for free. I’ve used their turned legs before (for this DIY Upholstered Bench Project) and absolutely love them.

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more DIY Projects, Furniture Builds, and lots of woodworking and DIY tips. OK, let’s get to this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base build.

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Watch this 4-Minute Build Overview

Seeing someone do something always helps me understand the directions better. Check out this video to see me building this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base.

DIY Pedestal Table Base for Round Dining Tables or Small Square Table Tops

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Osborne Wood’s Transitional Table Pedestal #11732
  • 22′ of 2″ x 6″ Pine Framing Lumbar
  • 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)
  • Pine Moulding
    • 8′ of 2 3/4″ Pine Crown Moulding
    • 3′ of 3 1/2″ Thin (about 1/4 to 1/3″) T&G Pine Plank
    • 3′ of 1″ Half-Round Pine Moulding
    • 7′ of 2 1/4″ Chair Rail Moulding
    • 5′ of 1 1/4″ Base Cap Moulding
  • Tools
Step by step tutorial for this DIY Round Kitchen Table with printable woodworking plans and how to video. Using just a Miter Saw, no fancy tools required.

You can see the full base here. I attached this base to a DIY Round Plywood Table Top. The steps for the white and grey distressed paint finish on this DIY Round Kitchen Table also have a walkthrough video.

Quick Build Steps

Here’s a quick look at the build steps. Detailed steps are below.

  1. Start with a Premade Wooden Pedestal Center.
  2. Build up the top and bottom to add width and height.
  3. Add molding around the top and bottom to finish the pedestal base.
  4. Use wood filler, sand, paint, and protect with poly.

Hello, DIY friends! You can find the DIY Pedestal Table Base Build Plans at a great low price here.

These plans are for personal use only. They cannot be shared or sold without my permission. Please let me know if you have any questions and enjoy your build! 🙂

The printable plans include Full Steps and Measurements, 3D Drawings, and Materials List for this build.


DIY Wooden Pedestal Table Base

Please note, I painted my Pedestal Table Base. This pedestal would look great stained too. But, you’ll need to sand it to a higher grit and be extra careful to sand off any excess wood filler or wood glue, before staining.

If any of these steps are confusing, watch the video above to see me assembling this pedestal base. And, download the printable build plans to get a better look at a diagram of how the wood and molding should be layered.

THE STEPS BELOW DON’T INCLUDE THE FULL STEPS. They’re just included here to give you a good idea of how this table base is built. You can find the full steps in the printable plans available for purchase in my plan store.

Step One – Build the 1 1/2″ and 3/4″ Squares

Start by resawing the 2″ x 6″ Pine boards on your table saw, to square the edges. About 1/8″ off each side should work.

Then, build 2 large – 2″ x 6″ squares. Use your Miter Saw to cut 45-degree angles. If your Miter Saw isn’t big enough to cut clean through the board, you can finish the cut with a Circular Saw or JigSaw.

I used Kreg Jig Pocket Holes and wood glue to join the squares on this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base.

Wood glue alone with clamps to hold the pieces tight while drying, would be strong enough, but I didn’t want to wait for the glue to dry before moving on. So, the pocket holes help me keep building instead of waiting for glue to dry.

One each of the smaller and larger squares I built for this table.

I used glue and Kreg Jig Pocket holes to assemble my squares.

Now, build the 2 smaller 2″ x 6″ squares. Use the same steps to cut and join the smaller wood squares. Sand both squares smooth up to 150-grit before continuing. Sanding these squares is easier before assembly than after.

Finally, cut 2 – 3/4″ squares from wood, MDF, or plywood. These will not be seen, so feel free to use whatever you have on hand. These squares add extra height to this Wood Pedestal Table Base.

Step Two – Build Up the Bottom of the Wooden Pedestal Base

Glue and screw one of the smaller 1 1/2″ thick pine squares to the bottom of the Osborne Wood Pedestal. Countersink the screws – use 2 1/2″ screws so that they go through the smaller square into the Osborne pedestal.

Make sure it is centered before screwing them together. Also, make sure those screws are at least an inch inside the smaller 3/4″ square pedestal base.

Using glue and screws to attach the pedestal to the squares makes this DIY pedestal base strong enough to handle decades of use.

Now, glue and brad nail the larger 3/4″ thick square to the bottom of the smaller – 1 1/2″ thick square. Then, you’re ready to add the bottom square. Countersink 4 holes in the bottom of the larger square.

This time use 4 – 3″ screws to attach the larger square, from the bottom. Again, make sure everything is centered.

The 3″ screws can be 3″ Kreg Screws or 3″ self-tapping #8 screws. 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 Wood 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 a close up look at the bottom layers of the pedestal base. You can see the 1 1/2″ square on top of the 3/4″ square. And, they’re sitting on the larger 1 1/2″ square. This is just as I started to glue and nail the crown molding onto the pedestal of this DIY Round Kitchen Table.

Step Three – Building up the Top of the Pedestal Base

Now we can add the square layers on the top of the pedestal. First, unscrew and remove the bolts that were attached to the pedestal when Osborne sent it. Then, glue and brad nail the 3/4″ thick smaller square on to the top of the pedestal.

Make sure it’s lined up with the pedestal edges. Then glue and screw the 1 1/2″ thick square to the top of the pedestal.

Countersink 4 – 3″ long screws to make sure the screws connect that square all the way into the smaller square Osborne Wood Pedestal.

Carefully measure where the screws will go, to make sure they will be at least an inch inside that 8″ square. Then glue and screw the 1 1/2″ thick square to the top of that 3/4″ square.

Countersink 4 – 2″ long screws to make sure the screws connect that 1 1/2″ square to the 3/4″ square.

Carefully measure where the screws will go, to make sure they will be at least an inch inside that square. That’s it for building up this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base. Yay!

Here’s the 3/4″ block on the top of the pedestal.

Step Four – Add Molding to the Top of the Pedestal Base

Now it’s time to add the finish trim and molding. This part of the table build was inspired by a photo on the @Hammerari Instagram account.

I just happened upon it while trying to find examples of how other people have used molding on a pedestal base. You might recognize him as the very talented carpenter on HGTV’s Windy City Rehab.

I’m a huge fan of his work on that show. 🙂

Molding Tips

Before we get started, let’s talk molding. You can probably find PVC or MDF versions of some of this molding. 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.

I love finish carpentry and molding as much as I love chocolate. And, that’s a lot, guys! So, I use it often and have a lot of practice with it.

If you don’t, just take your time and double-check all measurements before making them. I think it’s easier to cut and attach 1 piece at a time. Then measure for the next and attach that. My cuts tend to be more precise that way.

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.

That’s it for the top of this DIY Pedestal Base trim molding.

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You can see the trim molding added to the pedestal here.

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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. I added a 42″ Round Top to this pedestal table.

In my opinion, this size of pedestal would work with 41″ to 44″ round tables. 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.

Step Five – Add Molding to the Bottom of the Pedestal Base

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. If you don’t want to buy a whole pack of T & G planks, you can substitute anything you want, like maybe just 1/4″ plywood.

That’s it for the bottom of this DIY Wood Pedestal Table Base. You can find the trim I used, full instructions and measurements for this build in the printable build plans available in my store.


Hello, DIY friends! You can find the DIY Pedestal Table Base Build Plans at a great low price here.

These plans are for personal use only. They cannot be shared or sold without my permission. Please let me know if you have any questions and enjoy your build! 🙂

The printable plans include Full Steps and Measurements, 3D Drawings, and Materials List for this build.


Finishing this Pedestal Table Base

Now, let’s make everything look pretty. Use your favorite wood filler (I used this one) on all of those brad nail holes, where all the molding corners meet, and in any gaps between the molding and the pedestal.

Let that dry according to the directions.

Sand the wood filler flush with the wood. I used 150-grit. Reapply the wood filler in any spots that need it. Then let dry and sand again.

DIY pine wood table pedestal stained with Black Walnut Danish Oil - woodworking plans for a Kitchen pedestal table

Here’s a look at my pedestal after applying Danish Oil in Black Walnut. Now, I didn’t sand this wood or apply wood conditioner, like I would if I wanted to leave it stained.

That would have made the stain finish look more even. Still, it looks nice stained, right?! I love using Danish Oil under paint because it soaks into the wood and hardens, making the wood more durable and stronger.

It’s a good way to strengthen pine a bit. And, it looks really nice under paint when you want a distressed look. Which is exactly what I did. You can find the DIY White and Grey Distressed Chalk Paint tutorial in another post.

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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. I have a post with the steps for how to stain a table top to get this look.

You can find more furniture painting inspo on my DIY Furniture Painting YouTube Playlist.

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Step by step tutorial for this DIY Round Kitchen Table with printable woodworking plans and how to video. Using just a Miter Saw, no fancy tools required.

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Step by step tutorial for this DIY Round Kitchen Table with printable woodworking plans and how to video. Using just a Miter Saw, no fancy tools required.

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