When it comes to large home decor pieces, we find that we have trouble finding exactly what we’re looking for or what we pictured in the space in our minds eye when we visit mainstream stores. That’s why we’ve started trying to make our own furniture! Our current biggest goal is to make ourselves a kitchen table, so we’ve been searching far and wide for info and inspiration as of late.
Just in case you’d love to try your hand at making a homemade kitchen table of your own as well, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our research journey!
1. Hardwood floor topped kitchen table
If you’re going to put in all the effort and time that it takes to make something as big as a kitchen table from scratch, would you also like to take that opportunity to make it an upcycling project if you can? Then we might have found the perfect project for you right off the bat! Check out how Baby Rabies made this fantastic wooden family-sized table from repurposed wood flooring.
2. DIY plumbing pipe table
Maybe you’re okay with the idea of having a wooden tabletop but you’re just not so sure that you want a fully wooden look? Well, if you’ve ever liked industrial influence aesthetics, then we think 4 Men, 1 Lady might have just the kind of thing you’re looking for! Take a look at their tutorial to see how they used painted copper piping as table legs.
3. DIY breakfast bar table
Are you the kind of busy household where the family members are often eating at all different times because they have so much to do but you still like to spend time together in a common area whenever you can? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better making something like this breakfast bar kitchen island with custom stools! Get the full details for making one of your own on Kammy’s Korner. It’s a bit more of a challenge, but it’s worth it!
4. DIY octagon table
Here’s another fantastic kitchen table idea for a big family, especially if you prefer all facing each other for conversation rather than sitting side by side half the people in your household but not being able to look at them when they’re talking. Make It, Love It walks you step by step through the process of making your very own octagon shaped table that will comfortably seat the whole family and then some.