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Our Favorite DIY Tables

Take a weekend (or just a few hours) to make a custom table for your home. We’ve collected our favorite DIY tables for every room.

Ideas

Pick the projects—large or small—to help transform your house.

Hanging Daybed

Hanging Daybed

Build this hanging daybed and turn a porch into a restful sleeping place.

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Tile-Top Table

Tile-Top Table

Turn small tiles into a bold pattern you’ll enjoy every time you seat yourself at this DIY table.

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One Desk Three Ways

One Desk Three Ways

Customize this built-in desk to suit your room decor and needs, whether it’s a family organization center, makeup table, or crafts desk.

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Wall-Mounted Serving Station

Wall-Mounted Serving Station

Enjoy refreshing summer beverages with a wall-mounted serving station featuring a drop-down door that doubles as a table.

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Wall-Mounted Plant Shelves

Wall-Mounted Plant Shelves

Build and group these DIY plant shelves around a piece of furniture to turn houseplants into wall art.

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Build a Bar Table

Build a Bar Table

This simple table made from hollow-core doors is great for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends.

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Make Hypertufa Pots

Make Hypertufa Pots

Create rustic, textured containers from a mixture of Portland cement, perlite, and water. Once you master this technique, you can make containers in any size.

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Hanging Coat Rack

Hanging Coat Rack

Make this artful, easy-to-build coat rack for a hall, closet, or the garage.

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Make and Install Window Boxes

Make and Install Window Boxes

Build these window boxes and fill them with flowers for instant curb appeal.

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Outdoor Privacy Panel

Outdoor Privacy Panel

Make privacy pretty with these cedar panels that can be built as artfully placed screens or linked to form a custom-look fence.

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Textured Concrete Stepping-Stones

Textured Concrete Stepping-Stones

Cast an entire walkway of these stepping-stones using a variety of materials for the decorative texture of your choice.

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Super-Simple Tile Vases

Super-Simple Tile Vases

If you can peel tape and squirt adhesive, you can make these colorful vases.

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How-Tos

Get everything you need for your wood projects and crafts.  From hardwood and softwood lumber to hand and power tools, the selection is virtually endless.

How to Drill a Pilot Hole

How to Drill a Pilot Hole

Drilling a pilot hole before using a screw or nail to join parts together makes the process easier and prevents the wood from splitting.

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Using a Router

Using a Router

A router can create detailed edges, adding a professional look to your projects.

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Using a Jigsaw

Using a Jigsaw

A jigsaw is a versatile tool for any do-it-yourselfer. You can make straight or curved cuts in a variety of materials.

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Pocket Hole Joinery

Pocket Hole Joinery

You can easily make pocket hole joints for your projects at home with a pocket hole jig and a portable drill.

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Choosing Power Tools

Choosing Power Tools

These buying guides give you information about the tools and available features to help you make the right choice for your project.

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Sandpaper Buying Guide

Sandpaper Buying Guide

Proper sanding creates the best finishes, whether you're working with wood, metal or drywall. Learn how to choose the right sandpaper for your work.

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