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27 DIY Folding Tables To Maximize Floor Space

A DIY folding table will allow you to have the best of both worlds – floor space and table surface space. Sometimes a little extra surface space is needed, other times the need may be for extra floor space. A DIY folding table gives you what you need at an affordable price. The table can be created in any design that will compliment the other home furnishings and a cheap folding table can be built for use indoors or outdoors. Check out these 27 practical folding table plans we have found for you to find the style that’s right for you.

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1- Skinny Style

The first one we have is a DIY folding table it’s thinner than a book and almost fits flush against the wall when not in use. Perfect DIY design for narrow hallways or other areas where floor space is at a premium. Tutorial: popularmechanics

DIY folding table

2- Folding Farmhouse Table

Ideal for those times when dinner guests exceed dining table space or when you want to take the meal outdoors. Folding legs tuck neatly under the folding dining table for easy storage. You may also like to see farmhouse dining table.

Tutorial: manmadediy

Folding Farmhouse Table

3. Wall-Mounted Fold-Down Table

If you’re looking for another plan such as we saw in former plans for a smaller space, or if you just want a DIY folding table that stands out, consider a wall-mounted fold-down table. The plans show you how to create a sturdy table that’s going to stay attached to the wall until you take it down. It’s big enough to seat two people comfortably, and you can fold it down when you’re not using it to make your space feel bigger.

4- Mirror Folding Table

This innovative design creates a mirror and a wall folding table that is perfect for a tiny apartment. Fold down to use as a table, fold up for a wall-mounted mirror. Tutorial: handimania

Mirror Folding Table

5- Light Folding Table

Create a DIY folding table that is lighted with these building plans. Perfect for tracing and transfer images from one paper to another.


DIY folding table

6- Kid-Size DIY Folding Table

These plans for a wall folding table will enable you to build a kid-size table that will fold flush against the wall to maximize floor space when needed. Tutorial: realmoms

wall folding table

7- Saw-Horse Style Folding Table

Use these plans to create a table that has saw-horse style legs that will allow the table to be folded and moved from room to room as needed.

Tutorial: lowesplans to create a table

8- Hidden Shelves

  Store table settings, glassware and utensils in the shelving that is hidden behind the wall mounted folding table. This attractive wooden folding table design maximizes floor and wall space which is why we love it.

Tutorial: apartmenttherapywall mounted folding table

9- Umbrella Style DIY Folding Table

Great for outdoor use and easy storage. Build a DIY folding table on an umbrella pole that will fold down just like the umbrella. Portable shade and table for those times when you just have to take the party outside in the sun. You may also like to see diy outdoor tables.

Tutorial: instructablesDIY folding table

10- Mini DIY Folding Table

These folding table plans will guide you thorough the DIY build with ease so you can create a useful DIY table for a small indoor space.

Tutorial: bhgFold Up Picnic Table

11- Folding LEGO Table

A must-have for the LEGO enthusiast in your family. Easy DIY build that has base plates attached to the table top surface for LEGO building and yet is lightweight for easy portability.

Tutorial: littlebinsforlittlehandsFolding LEGO Table

12- Folding Photography Table

Perfect design for those who enjoy taking still-life photographs. Easy fold, portable design allows the table to be quickly folded and stored out of the way or folded and taken along on a photo shoot.

Tutorial: diyphotographyFolding Photography Table

13- Folding Toy Storage Table

Keep all those small cars and blocks that kids enjoy playing with up off the floor and in their own little storage unit with this wall-mounted, folding table design. Storage and play area combined into one unit that will maximize floor space in your child’s room.

Tutorial: theownerbuildernetworkFolding Toy Storage Table

14- Folding Picnic Table

These DIY building plans show you how to build a folding picnic table that transforms into a comfortable bench. Outdoor seating and eating combined into one space-saving furniture piece.

You may also like to see collection of 39 free picnic table plans.

Tutorial: buildeazyFolding Picnic Table

15- Portable Picnic Table

Built on a tripod legs, this folding picnic table is portable so you can take the picnic to the mountains, beach, park or in your own backyard.

Tutorial: instructablesPortable Picnic Table

16- Grill Master Folding Table

Perfect wall-mounted storage table for use in the outdoor grill area. Store grilling utensils at your fingertips with this easy to build design. This DIY folding table design would be great as an outdoor garden table or pet grooming station.

Tutorial: goodshomedesignGrill Master Folding Table

17- Cedar Folding Table

A cedar folding table is a small but great table for relaxing with a cold drink, or you can use it as a small coffee table in your living room. The wood gives it a natural, attractive look, which works with almost any home design. Cedar is also strong enough to withstand daily use, so you don’t have to worry about replacing the table anytime soon. Of course, it’s not difficult to build a cedar foldable table, if you decide to build more than one for your space.

Tutorial: instructablesCedar Folding Table

18- Folding Farm Table

If you’re looking for an addition to your farmhouse interior, consider a DIY folding table. It’s spacious enough to seat the whole family, as togetherness is a huge part of a farmhouse-inspired home. Distressed wood is perfect for a folding farm table, and the wood itself creates the warm vibe every farmhouse design needs. When you need more space in your kitchen or dining area, simply fold up your table and place it elsewhere.

Tutorial: hgtvFolding Farm Table

19- Fold-Up Grill Table

When you’re ready to get the grill going, you need a place to prepare your food. Luckily, this set of folding table plans show you how to build a fold-up grill table from cedar boards. You have enough space for your food and condiments, so you don’t have to take up space on your outdoor table. When you’re finished cooking and cleaning up, simply fold up your table and place it in your shed or garage.

Tutorial: familyhandymanfolding table plans

20- Upgraded DIY Folding Table

You don’t always have to learn how to build a folding table from scratch. You may already own a folding table that could use a little work. Start by disassembling your table and spray painting the frame.

While your frame is drying, use a table cloth or flannel backed vinyl material to resurface the tabletop. You can leave the original surface on the table, but be sure to trim the edge of the table cloth or vinyl, so you can assemble the table with ease. When you’re finished, you’re going to have a stylish folding table for your home. Tutorial: fabulesslyfrugal

Upgraded DIY Folding Table
 DIY folding table image via: abulesslyfrugal.com

21- Party DIY Folding Table

It’s always fun to throw a party with your friends, and you can use wood and EMT galvanized conduit to build a party folding table. This is perfect for creating more space for your appetizers, snacks and dips at your event, such as a birthday, holiday or football viewing party. You can even personalize your DIY folding table with a team logo, last name or fun graphic.

Tutorial: homemadebycarmonaParty DIY Folding Table

22- Repurposed Card Table

A repurposed card table makes the perfect DIY folding table. All you need to do is touch it up a bit. You’re going to resurface the table with a PVC fabric in your preferred design, such as a solid color or floral print.

The fabric is going to be attached to your tabletop, just like in the “Upgraded Folding Table” plans. You also want to spray paint the frame, preferably in a color that matches your fabric. It adds a bit of style while making your table more usable for everyone.

Tutorial: addisonmeadowslaneDIY folding table

23- Reclaimed Wood Folding Table

A reclaimed wood folding table is a stylish piece for your home, especially if you love a rustic, farmhouse or coastal design. You’re going to use distressed white wood for this project, which is perfect for several styles or an all-white interior. Of course, you’re also spray painting the frame and legs in white to match the tabletop.

There’s something warm but elegant about a white table, and the distressed surface gives it a natural, vintage feel. When you’re not using your table, you can fold it up to create a little more space.

Tutorial: sugarandclothReclaimed Wood Folding Table

24- Workbench DIY Folding Table

If you need a place to work on projects, consider a workbench folding table. With these foldable table plans, you’re building a workbench from scratch. You can use it for your gardening tools in your backyard, or you can place it in your garage for your power tools. If you want to protect your workbench from the weather or make additional space, all you need to do is fold it up and place it inside your garage.

Tutorial: remodelaholicWorkbench DIY Folding Table

25- DIY Folding Coffee Table

A coffee table is almost like an essential in your living room, but sometimes you need more floor space for a project or gathering. This is why a folding coffee table comes in handy. Use this foldable table as a standard coffee table, and fold it up to place against the wall or in a closet when you need more space. You can even paint the surface and wooden legs in a color that matches your interior, which is better than trying to find a matching coffee table in stores.

Tutorial: instructablesDIY Folding Coffee Table

26- DIY Foldable Table

If you’re wondering how to build a folding table for a small dining room, these may be the plans for you. You’re building a table that’s spacious enough to seat several people, but not big enough to block your walkway. When you need to create more space, fold it up to place on the side. You can use a piece of an old table as the surface, or you can build the entire table from scratch. Use paint or stain to add a little style to your table.

Tutorial: designsbystudiocDIY Foldable Table

27- Van DIY Folding Table

The idea of turning a huge van, such as a mail truck, into a tiny home is exciting. Of course, you need a table that’s practical and functional, and it shouldn’t take up a lot of space. The answer is a DIY folding table that’s mounted to the wall. You can use the table for eating and working, so you don’t have to worry about investing in two tables. When folded down flat, it’s several inches off the floor to provide room for your shoes or other accessories.

Tutorial: we-who-roamVan DIY Folding Table


When you’re looking for a new table for your home, backyard or garage, building a DIY folding table is a great project. These folding table plans provide you multiple options to consider when building your own folding table. Hope you like our round up of above diy folding tables.

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