DIY: Build your own table
You don’t need a carpenter if you want a new table! You won’t believe how easy, economical and fun it is to make your own. All you need is: 1x tabletop, 4x legs, 1x cordless drill and a little free time. You can get any tabletop you like from a DIY store, a timber merchant or a furniture supplier. Look for products with an easy-care melamine finish, robust multiplex tabletops or something more cosy for the dining room in solid wood – it all depends on your taste and what you will be using the table for. For a larger table with a length of 160 cm or more, we recommend a material thickness of at least 2.5 cm to 3 cm. Tabletops that aren't thick enough for their length could sag in the middle. For smaller tables up to 80 cm long, you can have a much thinner tabletop – even 18 mm will still suffice. Make sure that you have a robust mounting plate and strong threaded pin to give your table the stability it needs.