THE BEST Tables

Flexible Furniture

Flexible Furniture

Designer Ian Stell created the Waldhexen, an innovative coffee table that can change shapes by pushing or pulling on its six sides. It it’s made from an arrangement of hinged maple slats that look like long popsicle sticks. We found one of the rare pieces for sale from NYC’s Patrick Parrish. Original video by Evan Orensten.

No Quarter Arcade Tables

No Quarter Arcade Tables

NoQuarterArcade handbuilds these sweet mid-century modern style arcade tables which play a wide variety of classic arcade games. They come with authentic arcade quality controls for two players, and pre-loaded with a number of games. They sell a 60-in-1 version, as well as a 412-in-1 version, and an 800-in-1 version.

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Aluminum, Epoxy, and Denim Desk

Aluminum, Epoxy, and Denim Desk

It took Positive Couple a ridiculous amount of time to cut out, sand, and arrange the numerous slices of aluminum tubing they used to make this unique piece of furniture. We’re not so sure about the quilted denim sides for the desk, but the geometric patterned desktop is pretty spectacular.

Transforming Bar Table

Transforming Bar Table

This unique piece of wood furniture from Solidhorse features a modular design that lets you adjust the heights and positions of its shelves using pegs. It comes with two serving/display shelves and two small bottle holders that are great for serving wine and other spirits. They also make a similar laptop desk and folding table.

Krema Designs Game Tables

Krema Designs Game Tables

Looking for the ultimate play place for your board and card games? Look no further than North Dakota builder Krema Designs. They make a variety of table designs, with options like built-in cupholders, personal playing desks, Philips Hue lighting, storage drawers, and more. Our fave is the Algenon Mid, with its beautiful dark wood finish.

Flat-pack Wood Workbench

Flat-pack Wood Workbench

Made by UK outfit Direct Wood Co. this wooden workbench packs up flat when not in use. Its cutouts allow it to be set at three different heights, and its lid is covered with 20mm holes that can be used for holding clamps or bench dogs. Remove the top, and its legs can be used as saw horses. Its surface measures appx. 51″ x 28.3″.

Coolest Coffee Table

Coolest Coffee Table

This unique wooden coffee table packs all kinds of useful features, including a pop-up mini table, Bluetooth speakers, dual drink coolers, hidden storage compartments, a charging station, and more. It’s set to retail for $695, but a $1 reservation secures a discounted pre-order price of $465.

Sobro Smart Side Table

Sobro Smart Side Table

Sobro’s Smart Side Table is packed with electronics. One of its two drawers is a thermoelectric cooler. It also has Bluetooth speakers, a motion-sensing nightlight, RGB LED backlighting, a wireless charging pad, two 120V power outlets, two USB-A, and two USB-C charging ports.

Maria DIY Picnic Table Kit

Maria DIY Picnic Table Kit

ProudPyro’s picnic table kit lets you build your own outdoor furniture with a unique, modern design. Its curved metal plates have cutouts which hold 2×6 boards for the top and seats, along with 2x4s for the supports. It includes all of the steel parts necessary for assembly – just bring your own wood and screws.

AdapTableTop Gaming System

AdapTableTop Gaming System

The AdapTableTop is a modular tabletop system that lets you build gaming surfaces of varying colors, sizes, and heights. Its platforms attach to interlocking towers which let you place cards, drinks, game pieces, and other accessories under your game board. All kits include .STL models for 3D printing unique thematic legs.

Fire Cave Coffee Table

Fire Cave Coffee Table

Woodworker Lignum has made some pretty cool furniture over the years, and this build is among his most intriguing. He created this table by laminating together blocks of wood then scorching it with a torch to give it the look that a fire burnt its insides out. We imagine it smells like a campfire too.

Bora Centipede Workstands

Bora Centipede Workstands

Bora’s lightweight, folding workstands provide a stable structure when open, but fold up small for carrying. They work with the included clamps and clips to secure plywood or 2x4s to its top. Available in 4×4, 4×8, 2×4, and 2×2 variants, each including a carrying bag. If there’s any question about how strong they are, watch this.

Dining Table Desk

Dining Table Desk

These days, many people without a home office space are using their dining tables to get work done at home. Builder Laura Kampf shows us how she built a custom plywood dining table that has a large hidden storage compartment that transforms into an angled stand for tablets or smartphones.

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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.

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 be change colors synced to music.

Origins Game Table

Origins Game Table

This substantial wooden dining room table seats up to six adults, and doubles as a surface for serious tabletop game fans. Underneath its removable center leaves is a 4″ sunken playing space, which remains undisturbed while dining. Around its perimeter are indentations for game cards and tokens, along with sunken cupholders.

Making a Circuit Board Table

Making a Circuit Board Table

Electronics geeks would love to have a table like the one that New Yorkshire Workshop made. Watch as the artist painstakingly applies gold leaf to produce jumbo metal circuit board traces on a dyed-blue maple veneer, then gives it a nice shiny clear coat. Watch how he made the twisted “wire” copper legs here.

Skull Stool Side Table

Skull Stool Side Table

Studio Job designed this bold piece of furniture that doubles as a seat and a small side table, while adding a splash of Mexican culture to any space. Measures appx 17.7″ tall, and comes in black, green, terracotta, and ivory. Cast from polyethylene, so it weighs just 7.7 lb.

Making a Table Out of Matches

Making a Table Out of Matches

(PG-13: Language) Maker Simone Giertz took a page of the old improv handbook, and asked viewers to toss out ideas of things for her to make out of other things. Her first challenge: make a piece of furniture out of 20,000 matches. Since she built it out of metal, the table still remains after setting it ablaze.

Building an Infinity Cube Table

Building an Infinity Cube Table

Woodworker Jonathan Katz-Moses shows off a really cool piece of furniture he built that seems to defy logic and gravity. Its structure was tricky to engineer and build, but the end result is something we’d be thrilled to have in our living room.

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DIY Concrete and LEGO Table

DIY Concrete and LEGO Table

Maker Chris Salomone loved the idea of river and ocean tables. But he was sick of seeing the same materials – glass and wood – used over and over again. So he made a river table that uses concrete as the land and LEGO pieces as the river.

@ Roll-out Table

@ Roll-out Table

Designed by Marcus Ødegaard Voraa, this prototype dining table provides a unique way to expand its tabletop. Rather than requiring leaves to be added or removed, simply slide the end of its base and unroll more or less wood for its top. There’s no indication that it’s gone into production, but you can always contact its creator.

Making a Concrete Ping Pong Table

Making a Concrete Ping Pong Table

We’re not sure if the surface of a ping pong table made from concrete and rebar is ideal for gameplay, but Modustrial Maker’s heavy duty outdoor table build still looks amazing, especially with its LED under-lighting and light-up net, and set against the desert sunset.

The Clever Workbench

The Clever Workbench

Maker Laura Kampf shows off the sturdy workbenches that she uses in her shop, then mods one to make it even better. It turns out that these tables were designed first and foremost as stage platforms. While we haven’t been able to find the used deals Laura mentioned, we did find some brand new ones.

Movie Reel Side Table

Movie Reel Side Table

The perfect side table for any home theater is made using vintage Goldberg Brothers 35mm film reels. Its center pedestal is made from poly plastic, painted to match the reels in silver, gold, or bronze, and the 20″ glass top provides a smooth surface. Stands 24″ tall, and requires some basic assembly.

DIY Herringbone Plywood Table

DIY Herringbone Plywood Table

OSO DIY created this stunning coffee table using baltic birch plywood for its construction. But rather than attempt to hide the layers of the wood, he built it to show off its endgrain in a beautiful herringbone pattern. We really love the way the grain looks on the edges and the legs.

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