DIY: Minimalist Dining Table

February 13, 2014


OH my gawwwwwwd. You guys. This DIY is just so flipping good its crazy!

My incredibly talented, ridiculously adorable, fist mate Bridgid, has knocked it outta the park with this DIY. And because she could quite possibly be THE raddest person around, she has lovingly passed this info on to you to give it a whirl.


Want to know the best part…90 bucks folks.

That’s like half a trip to Trader Joe’s, or one night out to a fancy dinner…

I say save your moolah and make your own fancy dinner on your new snazzy table.

Here is the price breakdown:

Hollow Slab Door: $28

1″ x 4″ Pine Board: 3 @ $6.50

4″ corner metal brackets: $6

Wood Screws: $3.50

Fine Sandpaper: $4

Minwax Classic Gray Stain: $8

Shellac: $14

screws and stuff: $18


  1. My husband and I just finished the table top. We chose to do other legs from IKEA. I am so excited to see the finished product. I do have a question about the shellac sealer. How many coats did you apply? We only have one on now. I think it looks great but wasn’t sure if more coats were better for wear. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thank you!


      1. The table is gorgeous…but I’d love to know about that chandelier in the first picture. It looks like a diy…is it made of seashells? It’s beautiful! I’ve been dying to do one myself..i was thinking of trying it with beads.

  2. I ABSOLUTELY love this idea, but was wondering how it’s held up for everyone? I intend to use it as a dining table / work table and want to know it’s not going to fall apart on me! Thanks in advance.

    1. It’s been great for us for the past two years. It’s not the most sturdy piece of furniture, it does wobble quite a bit. We eventually want a new table but for now it’s perfect!

    1. Ours was very unsturdy too. When we screwed the legs into the door there was nothing for the nail to go into except a thing piece of wood. So… We bought four thick pieces of plywood. Two that matched the length, and two the matched the width. Glued those on with gorilla glue and clamps. The screwed the legs into that. It’s still not the most sturdy but it’s worked for us for the past 2 years. I hope that makes sense? Ha!

  3. The kitchen was already installed when the property was bought, and provided a neutral backdrop against which Bhavin could introduce a little colour. He chose a minimalist dining table, in high gloss and stainless steel, and added a little fun with the colourful chairs. Dining table, Ikea.

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