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Stenciled Design Drop Leaf Wood Table DIY Project

How to Create Stenciled Design Drop Leaf Wood Table DIY Project was designed to introduce the reader to an easy to follow the DIY project for building a unique drop leaf table.

Stenciled Design Drop Leaf Wood Table DIY Project

If you have recently visited a furniture store you know exactly how expensive it is to buy furniture. Not only is most furniture very expensive, but it can be difficult at times to be able to find the good quality peices. They do not make furniture like they used too.

However, if you are handy with power tools and looking to save some money, making your own furniture is a good place to start.

* * * Tools:

Table Saw


Biscuit Joiner


Power Drill/Driver

– Router with:

Roman Ogee Bit (for Decorative Edge around table)

Cove Bit (for one half of Rule Joint)

Round Over Bit (for one half of Rule Joint)


Marking Tools (Sharp Pencils, Rulers, Combination Square)

Center Finding Dowel Jig

Orbital Sander

Tramel Points

* * * Hardware/Materials:

Dropleaf Hinges(6) -These are not sold at Home Depot/Lowes, you’ll probably have to order them

Biscuits (Size 20)


1/2″ Dowels

Steel Rod (to use as dowels for pivoting gate)

Wood Glue

C Clamps

Pipe Clamps

Sandpaper (120g, 150g, 180g, 220g)

Staining Your Dropleaf Table

* * *Materials

Desired Stain Color (table in tutorial is stained with Minwax Golden Pecan, then restained with a mix of Golden Pecan and Red Oak to create final color of the full table

Clear Matte Glaze

Desired Gel Stain Color (Minwax Mahogany Gel Stain)


Clean, White Lint Free Rags (For cleaning or applying stain)

Chip Brushes and/or Foam Brushes

Steel Wool (0000)

Vinyl or Acetate for stencil

Masking Tape

This Do It Yourself project and the downloadable plan was created and shared in hopes to help fellow DIYers to be able to use their woodworking skills to be able to save themselves some money by building their own great looking real wood, drop leaf table with decorative stenciled stain.

The plan describes all of the things that you need to use to build the table and it also describes how it was made. All of the information that is included is presented in a way that makes it really easy to follow.

* * * Benefits of reading the DIY Project: How to make a faux inlay drop leaf table

Discover how easy it can be to build your own decorative drop leaf table from scratch

The project includes a complete listing of all of the materials, supplies, and tools that are necessary to get started

The project includes an easy to download plan with a complete, easy to follow step by step instructional guide that covers how to build it

There are also numerous full-color pictures that help to provide a good visual reference of the plan

Click here to read about how to create Stenciled Design Drop Leaf Wood Table DIY Project:


Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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