13 Awesome DIY Dining Tables for Small Spaces

One of the most expensive decorative items we buy for our home is furniture. And the sad fact is, even in expensive shops it can be hard to find anything with any measure of personality at all, let alone a table that will fit in a small space. Creating your own furniture just requires a DIY spirit and a little bit of hard work. (And occasionally, a power tool or two!) And a good place to start is one of these DIY dining tables! After all, all a table is, is a base and a top…the rest is details! So check out these DIY dining tables for small spaces and give one a try. And if you are looking to buy a small kitchen or dining table, we’ve included a few for you to check out at the end of the post.




DIY Dining Tables for Small Spaces

We know that huge farmhouse tables are all over Pinterest right now, but when you have a small home, that just doesn’t cut it. No problem, because we found some perfectly pretty DIY dining tables that are smaller in size and still easy to make. Some are just more diminutive in size, some are clever foldable dining tables, and a few are made for even those tiny little eating nooks with double duty furniture! Check out these tutorials on how to build a dining table that works for your small space!


Small Dining Table Ideas

From ‘Homemade Modern‘, this modern dining table was made in a long, narrow shape to accommodate a small home with awkward spaces. They walk you through this project in step by step instructions, and of course, you can make it smaller if you choose.


Admittedly, this concrete and wood dining table looks like it would be best made by someone with a little DIY experience. However, if you or a loved one know their way around the workbench, OMG! This amazing table looks like an expensive buy from Restoration Hardware! Video and written instructions from ‘The Created Home‘.


This gorgeous live edge dining table video tutorial is from ‘Dwell‘, made by ‘Homemade Modern’. This may become a “must make” in our house, because it’s a simple project with awesome results. Hairpin legs, a live edge walnut slab, poly and resin is all it takes to make this kitchen table. It looks so expensive! Love, love, love!!! BTW, you can make this table any size you need to, smaller, larger, wider… whatever you want!


Round Kitchen Tables

Round dining tables can be made to seat up to eight people, and tend to allow more seating in a small space. They are also great for conversation, and have a more traditional feel. From ‘Jen Woodhouse‘, this DIY kitchen table was made using repurposed wood beams, and it’s stunning! If you are looking for a rustic farmhouse table for a small space, this could be the one! Complete tutorial with step by step photos.


Square Dining Tables

Easy to fit in small dining rooms, a square dining table can be pressed to fit two people on each side when needed. Jenny at ‘Sweet Teal‘ shows us how she (ahem, I mean her boyfriend) made this easy DIY dining table from simple lumber. She even has a video tutorial on the gray weathered wash she used!


This super easy small dining table DIY is from ‘Curbly‘. Made to fit into a tiny space, this can be made in an afternoon for less than $75!


Drop Leaf Dining Tables

Love this space saving DIY drop leaf dining table from ‘Small Space Designer‘. This tiny table can be expanded from both sides when necessary. And, it’s got really cool industrial pipe legs!


This round drop leaf table from ‘Ana White‘ has the best of all worlds when it comes to small spaces…seating, eating space and storage! Oh, and it’s on wheels so it’s portable! Easy to follow plans with lots of photos.


Foldable & Convertible Dining Tables for Small Spaces

This adorable foldable dining table from ‘BHG‘ folds away against the wall when not being used! Perfect for a breakfast area or a tiny home. Instructions say you can make this in a day.


This cute little square dining table actually converts into two desks. You have got to go see how these fold together to create double duty furniture! The desks can easily be pushed against a wall. From ‘Ana White‘.


Where to Buy Small Dining Tables

Don’t have time to DIY? We get it. Trust me, we get it. We picked out a couple of really good values for you to check out while you are looking for small dining tables.

The “Jules Drop Leaf Table” from ‘West Elm’ has sides that fold down when not needed and has great reviews. It’s made of solid Mango wood in a walnut finish with a metal base. Great price, too!


This Mid Century Modern dining table literally has over 800 five star reviews! The “Kling” dining table from ‘Wayfair’ has a white lacquered top over wood, and free shipping. Great style!


Try the “Rearick” dining table at ‘Wayfair’. It is rectangular in shape and perfect for small spaces. It has a pretty gray wash and metal legs. Oh, and free shipping!

Which dining table do you love for your small space? We can’t decide!!! You will also love our posts on DIY Dining Nooks & Banquettes and DIY Kitchen Island Ideas & Projects!And of you need to redo an existing set, check out our post on Dining Table Makeovers at TBD…

Note : This post has been freshened with updated projects.

Image Credits: Ana White, Homemade Modern, The Created Home, Dwell, Jen Woodhouse, Sweet Teal, Curbly, Small Space Designer, BHG, Ana White
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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