11 DIY Designs: How to Make a Table


Hey lovely DIY’ers!  Today we’re learning how to make a table with these beautiful DIY table designs.  These are not only free plans for tables but also pictured instructions on how to refinish or restore a table to it’s natural beauty.

11 How to Make a Table DIY Designs

I’ve included how to make a a table with step by step pictured tutorials, DIY coffee tables, end tables, and even picnic tables for you to make.

How To Make a Table

How To Make a Table

The Shabby Chic Cottage hooked us up with this How to Paint a Farmhouse Table {wood finishing} with a step by step guide to get a multi-layer paint finish.

This is an amazing Farmhouse Table {refinishing table} from Jennelise.  For the top, a whitewash of a yellow paint so the grain of the pine didn’t stand out as much and than stained it pecan and than on top of the pecan stain and mostly around the edges I used a gel walnut stain.

Krystal teaches us how to build a media cabinet using this free pattern, PLAN:Those Red Rustic Media Cabinets.  Those illustrations make it seem so easy.

If you like poker, then this is a visual aid on how to make a table for this poker card game, you have handy.  In the end, it came out very cool.

How to make a table top sign with a story

How To Refinish A Table

how to refinish a table

I’m dying over Marian’s Dining Table.  She shows us how to refinish a table and it’s completely gorgeous and painted in Sherwin Williams Creamy in ProClassic water based semi-gloss.

How To Make An End Table

How To Make An End Table

Shauna’s Guest Bedroom Side Table is gorgeous and only a $30 makeover.  This top was strip by Peel Away product  and wiping a whitewash into the grain.

How to transform this Ikea Side Table into one that completely match the colors of your home.  A great tutorial from Tanesha.

How To Make A Coffee Table

How To Make A Coffee Table

I’m loving this trash to treasure Blue Coffee Table from Melissa.  She’s a dear friend and amazing decorator.  This garage sale treasure finds a new life once painted a punchy shade of blue.

I’ve featured this before, but I just adore this DIY Coffee table re-do.  See the new top just sitting on top of the old top which I painted to match the legs? You can’t tell it’s not just part of the table.

Free Picnic Table Plans

Free Picnic Table Plans

Free Picnic Table Plans – Janae made this picnic table out of 2/3rds of a pallet, some scrap 2x4s I found, and one or two new 2x4s stud length. (At $2 a stick, that’s $4 out of pocket) and used the same measurements as the big kid’s picnic table for the legs. Bigger Kids Picnic Table Plans are here.

Once upon a time there was a little outdoor picnic table I picked up from the thrift. I simply carried it into the house as is and left it. I fell in love with the white distressed top and deep chocolate legs and added signage wording on top.

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  1. I tried to make a secretary desk with hutch last time but I failed. But seeing all these pictures, I think I’m going to try again.
    Thanks for the post!

  2. These are so fabulous! My brothers made a table as their project when they were in middle school. It really looks like the red one.

  3. These are amazing! I love the red one that is below the TV. I dont think i would choose that color but nonetheless the build of it and look is perfect. I built an L-shaped desk not too long ago with granite tiled surface and it came out great. Bookmarking this page to use in the future!

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