Building custom wood tables for your kitchen is inexpensive and you can easily do it yourself. It is not a difficult job and anyone can build one regardless of experience and skills. You can have a beautiful custom wood table built that will last for generations. Customize the wood tables you want to build by choosing a wood material that will match the decor and style of the home, and your budget. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to build your custom wood tables for the kitchen.
Tools and Materials Needed for the Job
- 1 No. 12ft 2 x 4 Board (Used for Securing Table Top)
- 9 Nos. 2 x 4 Boards (Table Top)
- No. 10 Screws (Wood)
- 3 Nos. 1 x 6 Boards (6 ft Long – for the Table’s Legs)
- Cordless Drill
- Tape Measure
- Table Saw
- Paint Brush
Step 1 – Decide on the Wood Material
Decide on what type of wood you want to make your wood table. White pine type of wood is an inexpensive and versatile wood which you are able to stain dark or light to match your house decor. Clear white pine type of wood is more expensive, but is knot-free, however.
Step 2 – Buy the Wood Material as Desired
After you have decided on the type of material you want to use to build your wood table, proceed to a local store in your area to make purchase. Choose 9 nos. 2 x 4 boards as your table top individually. Have a look down at the boards’ length to ensure that they are straight. Buy 6 ft long boards also.
Step 3 – Lay the 2 x 4 Boards
Lay all the 9 nos. of 2 x 4 boards for table top parallel to each other on a level or flat surface. Have the most attractive side of the board facing up.
Step 4 – Install the 12 ft 2 x 4 Board
Measure and cut the 12 ft 2 x 4 board with a tape measure and table saw into 3 equal pieces. These 3 pieces of board act as a table top secure that will be installed at the bottom of the table top and hold them together. After cutting the boards, lay them across the boards for table top you have laid out in step 3. Screw the boards together with wood screws and screwdriver. Ensure that no gaps are seen.
Step 5 – Install the Table Legs
Cut the 3 nos. of 1 x 6 boards into half with table saw, so that they are 36 inches long each. These will be the table legs. Using the cordless drill, drill holes into both ends and the center of the cross-boards you have installed in step 4. Then, screw the table legs in. After installing the table legs, you should have one 36-inch piece left over.
Step 6 – Finish the Wood Table
Sand all the surfaces with sandpaper until smooth. This also preps the wood table for staining. Apply an even layer of varnish with a brush onto all the surfaces. Allow the varnish to air dry before applying a new layer. Repeat this process for a desired finish.