12 Inexpensive DIY Dining Room Table Designs

by craftmin | January 1, 2018

A house is not complete without a dining table around which your family can share meals. Sure, there may be many makeshift ways to compensate for a missing dining table, but nothing makes a meal taste better than one spent with the family. These 12 DIY dining room table designs ensure that every household, no matter how big or small, has this most important piece of furniture at the center of the kitchen.

Why do DIY Dining Room Table?

There are plenty of uses for a dining table apart from being a fixture at which the family eat their meals. For the cook, the dining table may serve as an aid when preparing ingredients for cooking. In the absence or unavailability of the living room, the dining table often acts as the place for receiving guests. Even private discussions in the family often take place in the kitchen.

It really is that useful as a multi-functional piece of furniture.

Functionality aside, the size of the dining table also serves as a symbol of the family’s status in the society. Particularly in the Chinese culture, the bigger or longer the dining table is, the better the family is doing in life – large families are often taken as a symbol of wealth among the Chinese.

Advantages of DIY Dining Room Table

But while a conventional dining table may be sufficient enough for most households, there is no denying of the perks of a DIY dining room table.

DIY dining room tables are special for onereason: they don’t need to conform to normal conventions. As a DIY, how your dining table turns out is solely at your discretion. It essentially boils down to having the freedom to pursue whatever design you fancy.

For instance, why make a four-legged dining table when it can stand just fine with three? Or, why not add more than four?

At other times, it is not about the design itself but also the quality of material. Go full-on wood or add a mix of metal to the bunch.

Amazing Designs to Draw Inspirations From

You must be a really creative person to come up with a blueprint of your own from scratch. So if you are scratching your head out of cluelessness of where to start, here are some free examples to spark your creativity.

  1. Shanty 2 Chic’s

Would you believe me when I say that the original inspiration for this design cost about $2000? This particular DIY rendition by Shanty 2 Chic costs only $100, 95% cheaper than the original while not changing its appearance at all!t.

Rustic and rugged, this DIY dining room table gives off a classic vibe which is sure to attract attention in most dining room settings. One good thing about this specific design is that it is large enough to cater for large families.

  1. A Beautiful Mess’

Who says every modern-looking dining table has to have a smooth and even surface? Contrary to this idea, this particular blueprint by A Beautiful Mess is a perfect example of finding beauty from unconventional traits.

While a lot of this dining table is how you’d imagine a conventional table to be, the rough and uneven surface is obviously a stray from the norm. But, as a small dining table, this piece of furniture can only accommodate four people at most.

  1. Smile and Wave

If you prefer your DIY dining room table to be sleek and smooth while also appearing modern, you can never go wrong with the simplicity of Smile and Waves’ design.

This particular dining table is big enough to accommodate a handful of people, especially during a gathering. And, of course, one of the perks of having a table with a smooth surface is that it’s typically easy to clean.

  1. The Handmade Home

Do you have an old and unused door lying in your garage? Instead of letting it rot, why not turn it into something useful, like the surface of a table?

The creative person behind The Handmade Homes had that exact idea for this particular DIY table dining room design. Depending on the quality of the door, the origin of wood may keep the rest of the family guessing.

  1. The Design Confidential

While most table surfaces are plain-looking and monotonous, it takes an unusual design to stray from the norm. This blueprint by The Design Confidential showcases the idea that not all lines must meet for it to be a great design.

The direction of the lines in all four segments of this design do not meet one another, which makes it very creative and never boring.

  1. Studio C

    Source: Studio C

Maybe  you think a rectangular table is too common and unappealing. Luckily, not all tables are exclusively square. Sometimes, they can also takes a form that is much less conventional.

This design by Studio C is a showcase of creativity, involving a half-moon figure which can be extended to form a full circle.

  1. Woodgear

    Source: Woodgear

Not all of us are keen on embellishments – perhaps you are already content with having things more functional than ornate, if not minimalist.

This DIY dining room table by Woodgear is plain but looks clean and smooth across the whole surface area. People who live a simple life in countryside will find this table suitable for their needs.

  1. The Design Confidential’s 2nd Blueprint

When you only have $75 to spare on a DIY dining room table, this sturdy-looking design by The Design Confidential makes for a cost-efficient option. But don’t let yourself think that this will just be a small table to add to your kitchen, it is not.

Apart from being a table for eating, this table also makes for an ideal table top for preparing ingredients for cooking.

  1. 4 Men 1 Lady’s

    Source: 4 Men 1 Lady

Apart from being a conduit for water, this plumbing pipe has many other practical applications! But did you ever consider that this material could also act as a sturdy set of legs for a dining table?

Moving around a table of this build might pose significant difficult to some people. To compensate, the attached wheels on all legs make i substantially easier to move  around.

  1. Sawdust Girl

    Source: Sawdust Girl

Built with double X-shaped legs that balance for the table, there are only two sides on which people can sit for this table.

  1. Lowe

    Source: Lowe

Having a glossy top surface, this table-and-chair set by Lowe is a design that is hard to ignore. Not only is this glistening top make for an attention-seeker, the experience of touching these surface is equally as amazing.

While not necessarily cheap, for $150 you get a piece of furniture that is stylish enough to be a décor at the kitchen.

  1. Rogue Engineer

If you have a thing for furniture that would be more suited to a religious setting, this idea by the Rogue Engineer is sure to get your attention. Dubbed the “Monastery Dining Table,” what you get is a piece of furniture that is not found in many household.