If you have a kitchen that can accommodate a table for family breakfasts, or also for lunch and dinner, you will surely find countless models in home decor stores like Ikea, but why not do it ourselves. ? Although we recently saw how to make a table, this time we offer you the guidelines on how to make a table for the kitchen.

How to make a kitchen table

Also consider that if you want your kitchen to be also a dining room (that is to say equipped with a table beyond the counter), you have to place a table with the appropriate dimensions. This way we can make our own DIY table and therefore we will first start to consider the space we have available for our table. In this way it will be possible to make the table by acquiring the Equipment necessary depending on the dimensions developed. Next, let’s see how to build a wooden table for the kitchen, a table that also has a rustic style, as defined by the latest trends.

How to make a kitchen table


Before we begin to explain how to make a kitchen table, it will be necessary that collect all these materials and tools:

  • 4 antlers with a length of about 70-80 cm (for the feet)
  • A square or rectangular wooden board or panel approximately 60 cm in size.
  • 4 woods for the “under-table” (they must have a measurement a little lower than the top since they will go below, two will be for the length of the table and the other two for the width of the table)
  • Fine grit sandpaper for smoothing
  • 8 L-shaped metal brackets of about 5 cm
  • Wood screws
  • Screwdriver drill
  • Wood varnish
  • Wood glue
  • 4 wood to build under the table


The first part of the work will surely refer to the design of the table. For this it is certainly recommended have a sheet of paper handy where you can mark all the measurements in the kitchen, including the depths of the table surface and also any measurement that has to do with any brackets or supports our table will have.

Once this is done, you can go to the table: considering that must be at least 50 centimeters from the kitchen, you can then develop a table with the relative measures. Nail the average table varies from 50 cm to 1 meter long, Therefore, considering the available spaces, consider the maximum size of the kitchen table that can be made. Once we take this into account, we can now choose the ideal type of wood to build our table, although some types of wood will work better than others. Remember that the kitchen is a space in which a lot of fumes tend to accumulate and the temperature tends to rise a lot, so it is better to choose resistant woods, such as: linden, walnut, pine, redwood. and in the case of solid wood legs (if we can buy it), so that our table is not only strong, but also ensures good stability.


You can now start the actual construction. Place the primary card on the ground and start building the secondary table which is a base to better place the feet on the table and make it more stable. In fact, the “sub-table” of the table is this “rectangle” of wood which will allow the feet to be mounted in the horizontal plane.

For this we will need four woods so that we can assemble them or glue them on the main table of the table. It only remains to glue the rectangle of the sub-table formed by the woods we obtained at the top, place supports in the corners and fix everything with screws long enough, for greater stability.

Now assemble the legs. Apply glue to the top of one leg, place it in a corner of the secondary table and secure it with screws. At this time, check that the foot is perfectly perpendicular to the plane, otherwise adjust the screws so that it is perpendicular. At this point you should repeat the same operation with the other legs. Now secure everything with pliers and wait for the glue to dry.

How to make a kitchen table

The end

Once the glue has dried, it is time to test the strength of the whole structure, then it’s time to turn the table and put it on the floor, take it with your hand and pull on it to check its stability, if the job has been done well, the table should not give way. Finally, you can sand your table wood so you can paint it, otherwise you can also leave it natural if you want to give it a more rustic look.

In case of wanting paint the table, you can be guided by these steps that we suggest below:

How to paint the kitchen table

To paint the kitchen table it is important Sanding wood in the event that it is natural and you want the paint to go well. In case you bought new wood that has been treated, maybe we can save the sanding step.

Once we have sanded or the table is ready to paint it will be fine give it a first coat of specific wood paint And also, we advise you to buy a paint that is suitable for painting kitchen furniture as they are generally much more resistant. Once you are done painting you can wait for it to dry and then apply a second coat if you consider it to be.

When the table is completely dry, you can also apply some kind of protector which you can also find in paint stores and which is specific to the kitchen. It will be a way to protect the color applied in case the table fills with smoke or fog accumulated in the kitchen or gets stained while we eat.

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