Last year for Christmas my wife bought me a Ryobi miter saw with the caveat that I would make her a dining room table. Well challenge accepted! After about 11 months of planning I finally got to it. Our dining room isn’t that big and we wanted a table that could seat 8 but also be tucked into the corner when not in use. We decided on having a bench against each wall that could fit under the table when stored, and 4 chairs that were always out. The overall dimensions of the table ended up being 58.5” x 58.5” x 30”. The top is made up of 2”x6”s and 2”x8”s pine boards, the frame is of 2”x4”s, and the legs are 4”x4”s. I constructed the top using a biscuit joiner (newest addition to the Ryobi family) and a ton of pocket holes with the help of my trusty Kreg Jig! I mitered the 2”x8”s at 45° for the corners and joined them with 2 pocket holes. They came out amazing and was easier than I anticipated. For the legs, I used a jig from an earlier project to help set up my table saw. This makes a cut in the leg that you finish off with a hand saw. The notch is to allow a piece of 2”x4” to go across the corner to help make the table rigid. After I put it all together I sanded, stained and applied 2 layers of top coat. It came out way better than expected, and way heavier too! I had so much fun and learned a lot from making this table. Next up now are those benches, can’t wait!