After not finding kitchen tables at a reasonable price, we have looked into making kitchen tables. I want something that will hold up over the years and also not go out of style. Currently we do not have a kitchen table because we have not decided what we want. It is just the two of us right now, but it’s not exactly ideal when we have company.
Examples of making kitchen tables
For directions on how to make this table, go to the article Build Michaela’s Kitchen Island. A round table would be very nice because it’s small enough to keep walk space in the kitchen. It just tall enough that it makes cooking easier so that you do not have to bend down. The best part is the extra storage available underneath the tabletop.
This table made by Kate and featured on her site For Me, For You, was made using hairpin legs and a large round top. This works very nicely in a small space and helps to make the room feel more open because it is round and the hairpin legs are so thin.
Having a built-in bench with a kitchen table would be very comfy. This came from Aubrey + Lindsay’s blog. I can see myself doing more than just eating meals here. It looks like such a great place to read and work on my laptop. I’m slightly hesitant to put a permanent bench in the kitchen, though. Our kitchen door is the only area big enough for moving furniture in and out of the house. This could still be done on a much smaller scale, though. In addition to providing a lot of seating, there is space available underneath for storage.
Do you have a table that you’re in love with or before and after photos to share? Perhaps you have some experience in making kitchen tables and have some instructions to share? Please let me know!