Awesome Tables

Making an LED Party Table

Making an LED Party Table

Brad from Fix This Build That shows how he fabricated a coffee table that’s great parties. He built the table from cedar and MDF, and it packs a beer cooler, Bluetooth speakers, and recessed LED lights that animate to the beat of the music. He had a few challenges along the way, but the end result looks great.

How to Set a Dinner Table

How to Set a Dinner Table

Setting a dinner table for eight usually takes a few minutes. But these folks working in a dining room in China have the process down to seconds. It’s obvious that the video was sped up a bit, but the way they flip the tablecloth and spin the plates into place is still pretty impressive. (Thanks, Steven!)

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Making a Giant LEGO Gear Coffee Table

Making a Giant LEGO Gear Coffee Table

Woodworker Frank Howarth was wanted to turn a slice of a fir tree into something different than a typical coffee table. So he set out to create a giant version of a LEGO gear. After patching a crack in the wood with bacon-shaped ties, he encountered a frustrating obstacle while cutting the pattern but persevered.

2Hold Snack + Work Lap Desk

2Hold Snack + Work Lap Desk

This bentwood lap table combines a laptop stand and a snack tray so you can work and relax from the comfort of your couch. Its snack level has bins for multiple munchies, while its laptop level has a ventilated surface, and a modular mouse pad, a phone holder, and a self-balancing cupholder that prevents spills.

ACME Cargo Coffee Table

ACME Cargo Coffee Table
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This metal coffee table is designed to look like a shipping container. Underneath its surface is a large storage area that can be accessed behind a single sliding door. It measures 26″ D x 47″ W x 18″ H and comes in gunmetal or white finishes. They also sell several other pieces of cargo-inspired furniture in the collection.

Folding Garage Workbench

Folding Garage Workbench

Lifetime Products’ steel-framed workbench folds up and out of your way when not in use, so it’s perfect for garages with limited space. When closed, it’s just 11″ deep, and opens up to provide a 47″ wide x 23-1/4″ work surface. Inside, it has pegboards and cutouts for storing and organizing tools. Review video by Kayak Utah.

Candy Coffee Table

Candy Coffee Table
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Do you crave sweets all the time? Then you’ll have a hard time resisting this custom coffee table packed with candy treats. Created by Served Sweet, the colorful resin table has hundreds of candies permanently trapped inside of a smooth resin shell. They also make sprinkle-filled coasters and trays.

DIY Sofa Desk

DIY Sofa Desk

We have a thing for multi-purpose furniture. HomeMadeModern shows off a design for a contemporary piece of furniture that functions as a small couch and a desk. It has a smaller footprint than two standalone pieces, and it just looks cool. It also has built-in side tables. Best of all, it can be built with basic power tools.

Making a Multipurpose Coffee Table

Making a Multipurpose Coffee Table

If there’s one thing city dwellers can relate to, it’s that living space is at a premium. So if it’s possible to replace multiple pieces of furniture with a single item, it’s worth doing. Get Hands Dirty shows off a versatile coffee table that they built that also serves as a platform for a murphy bed and a pop-up desk.

Tail Table

Tail Table

This table locks onto the U-latch or I-latch that SUVs and cars use to secure liftgates and trunk lids. Its cantilevered design provides a 48″L x 30″W surface and folds to half that size when not in use. It holds up to 200 lb. at its base and 25 lb. at its edge, which should be more than sufficient for dining.

Making a Table from Broken Glass

Making a Table from Broken Glass

Tables with glass tops can be fragile and difficult to transport. But what if the glass was pre-broken? That’s what Homemade Modern did when he made this side table by mixing cracked glass with epoxy resin and pouring them into a custom silicone mold. This approach means he could crank out multiple tables if he wants.

Making an Epoxy Smart Table

Making an Epoxy Smart Table

When is a coffee table not just a coffee table? When it’s a light show, of course. Dashing Axe built this unique piece of furniture with hexagonal cutouts filled with resin, then backlit with colorful rings of RGB LEDs and sensors that respond to movements. Sadly, a Kickstarter to make a production version was unsuccessful.

Phantom Deck Table + Benches

Phantom Deck Table + Benches

We love having a deck to hang out on when the weather is nice. If you don’t have a lot of space to work with on your deck, check out this motorized dining table and benches. Dr. Decks created this unique furniture that remains hidden as part of the deck boards until needed. They also built a hidden BBQ grill and lounge chair.

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Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Pinball Machine Coffee Table

Several years back, we came across some coffee tables made from pinball machine parts, but you couldn’t actually play them. BuildXYZ wanted a playable machine in the space of a coffee table. So he took one of our favorite classic pinball machines, Bally’s Centaur, and completely rebuilt it into a more compact form factor.

Marble City Table

Marble City Table

Chicago artist Nicholas Berchtold created this incredible piece of furniture for renowned tattoo artist Pony Lawson. Under its glass tabletop is an intricate model of the Windy City, precision machined from wood, laser-cut acrylic, and 3D-printed ABS, finished in a marble pattern. More info available on the artist’s website.

Making a Star Wars Table

Making a Star Wars Table

Modustrial Maker shows off how he built a sweet coffee table from concrete, wood, epoxy resin, and LED strips. The design is inspired by the lighting patterns found inside of the Death Star. Unlike the pure white lights of the movies, these ones can change colors to the beat of the music.

Jasper Board Game Table

Jasper Board Game Table

Board Game Tables is known for its custom gaming tables. The Jasper is a more affordable table with a 3′ x 5′ playing area that seats six, while the Jasper Long seats eight. It includes a neoprene play surface and a deep edge to keep game pieces from falling off. Options include a dining table topper, snack shelves, and drink holders.

Mid-Century Air Hockey Table

Mid-Century Air Hockey Table
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Most game room tables look cheap and tacky. But West Elm’s stylish air hockey table looks like a real piece of furniture thanks to its simulated woodgrain finish and mid-century modern design. They also sell a matching foosball table. We wish they were made from hardwood though.

Jumbl Jigsaw Puzzle Boards

Jumbl Jigsaw Puzzle Boards
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While they’re not as cool as Simone Giertz’s puzzle table, we think Jumbl’s jigsaw puzzle boards are great. They provide a smooth work surface with an edgeless design for sliding puzzles off, along with drawers for storing pieces. They also make a portable version that folds up and holds your pieces on a felt surface.

Making a Dining Table from Skateboards

Making a Dining Table from Skateboards

Ben from Woby Designs in an expert at making things by recycling skateboard decks. Watch how he made this awesome looking dining table by stacking thin slices from more than 30 skateboards on edge, nailing them together, and then sealing them with clear epoxy. The metal table legs came from Semi Exact.(Thanks Zico!)

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Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table

Jigsaw Puzzle Coffee Table

Unnecessary Inventions’ playful coffee table offers a clever commentary on “some assembly required” furniture. When you want to use it as a table, you need to place all 91 of its pieces in the proper places. Its top is made from baltic birch, which sits atop an MDF grid and steel hairpin legs. Measures 40″ w x 20″ d x 16″ h.

Benewin Folding Camping Table

Benewin Folding Camping Table
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Benewin’s sturdy and outdoor-friendly table is a notch above others. Their larger model measures a substantial 47.3″ x 23.6″ x 17.4″, and packs down to just 26.3″ x 9.8″ x 7.1″. Its made from solid wood and features a removable roll-up top and triple folding legs. They also make a smaller 35″ wide model.

Making a Glowing “Lava” Table

Making a Glowing “Lava” Table

While it might look really cool to have a coffee table made of molten lava, it wouldn’t last long, and your house would surely burn down. On the other hand, this table from Positive Couple looks the part, without the deadly heat and fumes. They built it using backlit crystals, oak, and epoxy, set onto an aluminum base.

Hidden Jigsaw Puzzle Table

Hidden Jigsaw Puzzle Table

Jigsaw puzzles can be loads of fun, but they also take up lots of table space. Simone Giertz came up with a solution by designing and building a an overly-complex dining table. Its tambour wood roll-top conceals a jigsaw puzzle compartment that rises like an elevator. That painter’s tape and glue clamp is a neat hack.

Outry Folding Camping Table

Outry Folding Camping Table
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Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you have to keep your stuff on the ground. This lightweight, portable table provides a heavy-duty ripstop nylon tabletop, set atop a folding aluminum structure. Four built-in cupholder baskets ensure your drinks won’t tip over.

Transformer Dining Table 3.0

Transformer Dining Table 3.0

This unique dining table can expand up to six times its width thanks to its pull-out rail system and modular leaves. It adjusts from 18″ to 118″ wide, accommodating 4 to 12 guests. When not in use, it doubles as a desk, and its leaves store in a matching coffee table. Need extra seating? Check out the Transformer Bench.

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