Farmhouse interior decor is trending this year. However, these rustic-style pieces can come with a big price tag. The good news is you can make an easy DIY table that will complete your interior design without breaking the bank.
Even if you’re not super handy, you can actually build a simple piece of furniture that will meet your needs and make a statement in your home decor.
Add character to your home style with a statement piece you can proudly tell friends and family you made yourself. Hey, you might even want to chat with a marketing business in your area to see about selling your products!
Read on for a list of our top 7 DIY tables.
A concrete table adds a flair of industrial chic style to your home. If you want a durable, no-nonsense table, a concrete table may be just the ticket.
The best part is that you can use this table inside or outside. Follow the full tutorial here.
Crate Coffee Table
You can make a gorgeous vintage coffee table out of 4 wooden crates. This is one of the easiest DIY tables out there because you don’t need many tools.
Buy 4 wooden crates from your local craft store. You should plan to spend around $10 each. You’ll also need some plywood.
First, paint or stain your crates to whatever color you want. Arrange the crates so that they form a square with a square hole in the middle of the table.
Screw the crates together. Two screws on every other plank separated by about 4 inches works well.
Next, add your plywood base. 3/8 inch plywood is a good fit for this job. Trace your crates onto the plywood with a 1/2 inch border.
Cut the plywood and paint or stain to match the crates. (Just one side will show, so you just need to paint one side).
If you want the table to roll, you can also attach rolling casters to the bottom.
Watch the HGTV video tutorial on YouTube.
Plank DIY Table
To make a lovely and rustic dining room table out of planks, read on.
For this DIY table, you’ll need planks, screws, sandpaper, table legs, and stain.
Start by laying the boards facing down. Screw them together. Next, use sandpaper to sand away the sharp edges.
Now, stain the top of the planks with whatever stain color you like. Once dry, attach the legs using screws.
You can easily make this into a side or coffee table by using shorter legs. These tables can easily cost you over $1000 at retailers. You can make one for a third of the price!
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DIY Simple Table Made From Pallets
Pallets are one of the most salvageable materials in the DIY world. You can find them leftover at construction sites and retail stores. Of course, you can also purchase them brand new.
You can cut a wood pallet in half if you want it smaller. However, the full-size pallet makes for a great conversation piece in the living room.
Decide the dimensions you want for your table and cut the boards to size. Reattach the boards with nails then give the table a good once-over with sandpaper.
You can stain or spray paint it. Or you can glue foam and wrap it in fabric to make a fabric-covered ottoman. If you don’t add fabric, consider adding a pane of glass on top.
The last step is to add legs or casters. Or you can opt to leave the table as in. If you have hardwood floors, just add a felt pad to the bottom of the pallet to protect your floor.
Pallet tables are quick and fun to build. They add wonderful character to your home.
Reclaimed Window Coffee Table
Make a DIY table out of something old! Upcycling old items is the best way to repurpose items. It’s a green way to add some rustic charm to your decor.
Why not turn an old window into a lovely coffee table?
If your old window comes with the panes and sides, you’re in luck. Simply attach four legs and a handle. Now you have a one-of-a-kind coffee table with storage space!
If your salvaged window needs a frame, you can build it easily. Measure the window and make a box out of wood 2x4s. Cut a piece of plywood the same size as the 2x4s for the backing.
Next, screw the 2x4s together, attach the sheet of plywood to the bottom and flip this box over. Now, pre-drill holes in all corners and screw in the table legs.
Now flip the table over and attach two hinges to the window frame and top of the 2×4 frame. (This will allow you to open the top to store items inside).
Then sand, prime and paint the wood. You can use crackle paint for a distressed look or classic white for country charm.
DIY Table Using Pipes
Using pipes in furniture creates an industrial and rustic vibe in the home. You can build this table for a fraction of the cost to buy one.
The assembly is quite quick once you have your materials ready. Many hardware stores will cut and thread your pipes to the size you need. This will save you a ton of time!
This table would go great in a garage, a craft room, a spare room or even in the kitchen as an extra work surface.
Easy DIY Side Table
If you don’t want to do any cutting or only have the most basic tools, this DIY table is for you. This table requires zero power tools and is ready in 30 minutes!
Sounds perfect, right?
Buy a wire garbage pail. Then spray paint it whatever color you want. We recommend choosing a metallic finish or a bright hue for a pop of color in your home.
You’ll need an 18 inch round wood panel for the top. You can use another size, just make sure it is larger than the diameter of the pail.
Stain the panel whichever color suits you. Once both parts are dry, use a hammer and cable staples to attach them together.
This would make a great porch plant stand. If you use it outdoors, just make sure to add a sealant so it can withstand the elements.
Making Simple DIY Tables Is Possible!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of DIY tables that you can make for your home. With a free afternoon on the weekend and a few supplies, your home can look like the inside of a glossy magazine for way less money!
Looking to do a home project that is more complicated? Be sure to find the perfect carpentry contractor.