DIY Table Ideas and Tutorials

Make It or Make It Over With These Inspiring Ideas

This fun yet affordable collection of DIY table ideas from around the web will inspire you regardless of your DIY skill level. These table ideas range from building your own to giving what you’ve got a cool new makeover, and all of these ideas are super affordable. Click on the links to see tutorials and to find out more information.

  • 01 of 09

    I’ve decoupaged many tabletops, but this bottle cap table found via Instructables is also a great idea. This do-it-yourselfer used a liquid resin to pour on top, but if you have the skills to set the caps in a mortar, this could also make a great outdoor table.

  • 02 of 09

    Designs By Studio C built this very affordable yet beautiful table using these plans for around $50. Basic woodworking skills and a few power tools are needed, but this table should come together in a weekend.

  • 03 of 09

    I'm a longtime follower of the sisters over at Shanty 2 Chic, and I'm swooning over the farmhouse table that they built from the plans from Ana White's site (longtime follower of her also!). It seems impossible, but they pulled off this table for a grand total of $65. And with Ana's plans, so can you!

  • 04 of 09

    The crafty creators at Better Homes and Gardens fastened together with a frame, a candlestick, and wooden plaques to build a bedside table. They share the instructions along with other DIY table ideas at their site.

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  • 05 of 09

    Frugal Farmhouse Design shares a complete tutorial for how she made the base for this six-foot-long industrial pipe table, and the total cost is less than $200.

  • 06 of 09

    I love this primitive style washboard table crafted by The Little Green Bean. This idea would make a pretty folding table in a laundry room or even be useful as a small kitchen island.

  • 07 of 09
    Good Housekeeping

    I constantly find old shutters on the side of the road or for pennies at estate sales. Good Housekeeping shares a great tutorial on how to build a side table from old shutters, making this table idea a great way to save in more ways than one.

  • 08 of 09

    This blogger used two pallets to create this DIY pallet table for the backyard, but this could be a base for so many other table options, as well. For example, cover it with padding and fabric for an oversized ottoman, or add legs and top with glass for an indoor dining table.

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  • 09 of 09

    This super cheap craft table is for those of you who like assembly only - no wood cutting skills needed! This table would make a fine dining table also. Use the side shelves to store crafting or art supplies, toys or kitchen items. What a great, universal piece!