Floor Seating Ideas – DIY Floor Table

DIY Floor Table — This is a super easy DIY floor table that’s a perfectly simple yet functional floor seating idea. Plus, no need to worry about chairs!

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Who’s ready for a dinner party?! We’re always down for unique entertaining ideas. And this DIY Floor Table is the perfect project for floor seating that’s surprisingly simple to make!

In fact, your local home improvement store will be doing all of the major work anyways. Shout out to Lowe’s for always cutting down my wood selections for me!

I wanted to keep the boho low dining table feeling by adding some quirky dinnerware pieces along with mismatched pillows. I love the unexpected color combinations in this low dining table scene, don’t you?

It would definitely make for the perfect cool-weather dinner al fresco with lots of DIY Knot Pillows and blankets around for floor seating.

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I’m never one to shy away from a good DIY project, but the easier the better in my opinion! Especially when you’re pairing it with a full dinner menu, to boot!

Not to worry, you can whip up this customizable DIY dinner table in no time…

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Materials And Tools Needed To Make DIY Floor Table

1 piece of 24″x48″finished wood — Pre-cut and pre-sanded in the finished lumber section. We used plywood to keep the cost down.

2 pieces of 18″x2″x12″wood — If you buy one long piece, the home improvement store will cut it down to size for you.

Wood stain and brush — We purchased a half pint of Minwax Interior Stain in Ebony.

Arched brackets 

Metallic gold spray paint — Optional for gold brackets

Liquid nails

Drill and screws

Ruler or measuring tape

Felt pads — For table legs

Sandpaper — Optional for unfinished wood

4 right angle 90 degree brackets with screws 

If you’re having the wood custom cut for you at the hardware store, be sure to sand down the edges to be rounded so that anyone bumping into the table and resting their legs underneath won’t get scratched.

 

 

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Floor Seating Ideas | How To Make A DIY Floor Table

Once the wood is prepped and ready, use a wood stain with polyurethane to stain the wood the color of your choice.

The polyurethane will help coat the wood to make it water-resistant and easier to wipe clean. Let it dry completely.

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While that’s drying, you can spray paint the brackets gold as well.

Let those dry completely.

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Going back to the wooden pieces:

Measure and mark from each end of the tabletop where you want the legs to rest underneath based on how much space is needed for your brackets.

In our case, we marked 10 inches from each end of the table to where the leg would meet the bracket, and 3 inches on either side of the leg to be centered.

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Now measure 3 inches in from each end of the leg closest to the outside edge on both ends. This is where the brackets will be drilled in.

Once everything is measured, you can also trace the entire leg in place because you’re going to be removing it to apply the Liquid Nails and then putting it back in place.

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Squeeze a generous amount of liquid nails onto one edge of the legs.

Make sure that there’s not so much liquid nails that it will overflow on either edge once it’s pressed down onto the table.

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Let it set completely before installing the brackets on either edge.

While you’re waiting, you can apply felt pads to the bottom of the table legs for easy maneuvering when it’s complete.

Once set, place the brackets on your measurement marks, and screw to the tabletop first. This will make drilling into the legs easier after that.

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When all the brackets are screwed in place, place the four 90 degree angle brackets on the opposite side of the legs lining up with each curved bracket, and screw those in place.

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I usually don’t gravitate towards the bohemian look for styling. But I do always love how it makes a space feel really well-loved and lived in.

Not to mention it’s substantially more inviting than the old school bean bag chair floor seating, right?!

Not every guest will appreciate a low table or floor dining table. So making sure you get really comfy floor cushions to pair with it will go a long way!

I styled this bohemian-inspired setting with these colorful teacups, a gold pineapple tumbler, mini shot glass set, palm fronds patterned plates and a plethora of colorful floor pillows.

You could also repurpose this DIY table as a floor desk too.

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Recipe Ideas For Your Dinner Party 

In case you’re looking for a few easy dinner or recipe pairing ideas for your table top DIY, we’ve got you covered!

Make our zero carb bread recipe and save your calories on a yummy Aperol spritz, gluten-free donuts, or snickerdoodle cookies.

Or skip the big dinner altogether and whip up our easy popcorn recipes or root beer float recipe for a quick snack. 

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While you can easily customize this floor table in any color combination or wood finish that you’d like, I definitely recommend sticking with the gold brackets for a pop of glam!

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More DIY Projects To Try

Pretty simple, right? All you have to do is a little painting, gluing, and measuring and you’re good to go!

Let us know if you try out this DIY Floor Table tutorial as a twist on the classic dining table for a unique floor seating idea!

For more DIY ideas, here are a few more of our favorites —

 

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Easy DIY Floor Table

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Floor Seating Ideas: DIY Floor Table

This super easy to make floor table is perfect for a simple DIY floor seating idea for a play on the traditional dining table.
Total Time2 hrs
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Entertaining Decor
Keyword: dining table, diy, entertaining, floor, floor seating, floor table, how to, low table, party ideas, seating, sugar and cloth, tutorial
Servings: 1 table
Cost: $115

Equipment

  • Drill with screws

Ingredients

Instructions

  • If you're having the wood custom cut for you at the hardware store, be sure to sand down the edges to be rounded so that anyone bumping into the table and resting their legs underneath won't get scratched.
  • Once the wood is prepped and ready, use a wood stain with polyurethane to stain the wood the color of your choice.
  • The polyurethane will help coat the wood to make it water-resistant and easier to wipe clean. Let it dry completely.
  • While that's drying, you can spray paint the brackets gold as well. Let those dry completely.
  • Going back to the wooden pieces, measure and mark from each end of the table top where you want the legs to rest underneath based on how much space is needed for your brackets.
  • In our case, we marked 10 inches from each end of the table to where the leg would meet the bracket, and 3 inches on either side of the leg to be centered.
  • Now you'll measure 3 inches in from each end of the leg closest to the outside edge on both ends. This is where the brackets will be drilled in.
  • Once everything is measured, you can also trace the entire leg in place because you're going to be removing it to apply the Liquid Nails and then putting it back in place.
  • Squeeze a generous amount of liquid nails onto one edge of the legs, making sure that it's not so much that it will overflow on either edge once it's pressed down onto the table.
  • Let it set completely before installing the brackets on either edge.
  • While you're waiting, you can apply felt pads to the bottom of the table legs for easy maneuvering when it's complete.
  • Once set, place the brackets on your measurement marks, and screw to the tabletop first. This will make drilling into the legs easier after that.
  • When all the brackets are screwed in place, place the four 90 degree angle brackets on the opposite side of the legs lining up with each curved bracket, and screw those in place.

16 thoughts on “Floor Seating Ideas – DIY Floor Table”

  1. I made four of these tables for a BoHo inspired bridal shower. They turned out great! The instructions were easy to follow for someone who has never built a table before.5 stars

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    • Hi, Leah! We used it in Ebony. The link has the name of the color in the title and color ID number too for more info. Hope this helps!

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  2. Literally have been searching for a table like this for my event planning business. Can’t wait to make this! Thanks for the great details.

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    • Hi! The thickness is up to you and depends on the “look” you want. We recommend at least an 7/8-one inch thick. The legs that we used are pretty big so it would be sturdy enough. We just used regular plywood. The reason it looks more intricate and a lot more “expensive” is because of the wood stain. Hope this helps!

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