craft tables are fun and creative, but can also be a source of frustration.
Here are the steps to get started with building your own, and hopefully one you’ll enjoy for years to come.1.
Pick your materials and toolsFor the most part, DIY craft tables aren’t too difficult to build, but they can be tricky to find and purchase.
A DIY table requires only two tools: a drill and a table saw.
If you’re planning on building a DIY table that has no tools, you might want to look for something that’s a bit cheaper.
For example, a 1-gallon bucket with a 2-foot hole for the table saw is cheaper than a 2x2x3 table that’s 3x4x6.2.
Find out if the table will fitThe table you’re looking for will have to be big enough to fit a kitchen countertop.
That’s because most DIY tables have a countertop mounted on a wall, but there are some tables that have their backsides facing the wall.
If the backsides are facing the opposite way, the table might not be able to seat comfortably in the space.
If that’s the case, find out if there are any openings on the front or back of the table.
If there aren’t any openings, the back of your table might have to come out of the wall, so you’ll need to get it out of there before you start the construction.3.
Cut the table outStep 1: Find out how big the table isStep 2: Find a table edge with holesFor most DIY table designs, the top edge of the tabletop has to be cut out.
That way, you can attach a counter to it without having to remove the front edge of your tabletop.
For a DIY, the cutout for the back side of the cabinet can be either a flat or angled edge.
If it’s a straight edge, you’ll have to use the same edge for both sides of the front and back of each side of your cabinet.
A flat edge is best for most DIY designs, because it doesn’t require the same level of effort.4.
Cut your table in halfStep 1.
Find a template that’s easy to followStep 2.
Place the template on your table to see how it looksStep 3.
Cut out the templateStep 4.
Drill out the hole for your table saw and table saw boltStep 5.
Install your table and counterside to get ready for assemblyStep 6.
Place your table back on your shelfStep 7.
Enjoy your DIY table!
If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of drilling out the back edge of each table, you could always just use a table-saw table saw, but you’ll likely want to make sure you have a bit more room for your counterside.
In this example, the corners of the cabinets are going to be angled so that the top and bottom edge of one side of each cabinet will be flush with the table’s edge.
The side facing the countertop will have a slight edge to it, so the table and the counter are going up against each other.
If your cabinet is flush, you may need to cut out a little bit of room for the countertops.3D printer DIY tables are a new design that’s been around for a while, but it’s easy and affordable to make.
If we’re not getting a table from someone who made one for us, there’s a good chance that someone made one in the past and they didn’t want us to use it.
In other words, if you want a DIY design to last for a long time, you probably don’t have much to lose.
You can build your table by yourself, or get it printed out from a 3D printer, but this DIY method is easy to make and it’s affordable, too.
If you have any questions about DIY table construction or if you’ve built one yourself, let us know in the comments!