DIY: Minimalist Dining Table


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


36 thoughts on “DIY: Minimalist Dining Table

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    • I realize your post is from a while ago, but I did just build this ! Started yesterday finished today, it seems to be okay for now, I did add a middle support, but I do see that the hollow inside might not last for long =/
      We are considering switching to pine boards eventually to modify when it does not hold up anymore.

  2. It’s amazing how the things our DIY minds crave to find and voila!!! Thank you so so much! I cannot wait to have a table such as this in my new apartment this coming March!

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  4. I need to downsize from my Parson desk to something a bit smaller & compact. I am most definitely getting on this ASAP. Thanks for the awesome DIY!

  5. Clever idea, BUT…..

    I hope no one intends to use this “table” as a table. I would not trust this design to hold up six peoples dinner wear and miscellaneous serving items. These doors are typically thin laminates on top and bottom, and spaced apart with cardboard tubes. If I were you, and wanted to make this, I would add support under the table to prevent sagging. I would also add some form of bracing to the legs as any side force (in the long direction) will likely shear these legs off. Can you imagine if a child sat on the table expecting the table to hold their weight (as most do), but instead instantly breaking apart? I would advise people to not make this, unless it is modified and stronger. Good luck!

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  7. 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!


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  10. 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.

    • 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!

    • 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!

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