The How To Steps for a beautiful Poplar DIY Geometric Wood Table Top.
Last month I shared the how-to steps for a DIY Cedar Mosaic Tabletop. I loved that one so much that I just had to give our old kitchen table a DIY Geometric Wood Table Top in Poplar. Cedar and Poplar are both available in Lowes and Home Depot, so easy to find. And, the both have great variations in color and grain, which totally adds beauty to the design.
If you love a good mosaic project too. Check out this scrap wood art project tutorial on my blog. Or head over to YouTube where I’ve put all my Mosaic art and table videos in this DIY Wood Mosaic Art Playlist. Now let me show you that beautiful, whitewashed DIY Geometric Wood Table Top. 🙂
DIY Geometric Wood Table Top Steps
Watch this video to see the exact steps I used to make this DIY Geometric Wood Tabletop.
Just the Glue Up on the Tabletop
Since I love watching glue up videos, I put together this 3-minute look at the glue up on this DIY Geometric wood table top design.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 1/4″ x 2″ Poplar Craft Boards
- A Miter Saw and a Power Sander with 120 and 180 grit sandpaper
- Titebond 2 Wood Glue or similar
- Flush Trim Router Bit
- General Finishes Flat Out Flat
- White Chalk Paint mixed with water
3 DIY Tips for this Geometric Wood Project
I recommend that you use a plywood or MDF board as the base for your table top, even if you have to make it. I have had this table for 8 years, so I know it doesn’t have wood movement issues. And, it’s a veneered plywood or MDF. Most table tops screw off of the legs. So, you can always use the legs on your table and replace it with a new top.
Make sure to use enough glue. You want a lot really. I have gotten so use to gluing the pieces that I can tell by looking that the glue I put on will spread across the entire bottom of the piece. But, I realize you can’t tell that I’m doing that in the video.
So, make sure to use enough glue to cover across the bottom of the board. You might want to spread it across the board with something like this wood glue roller.
Designing the layout for your DIY Geometric Wood Table Top is half the fun. Make sure you plan the layout in sections before you make the cuts. I like to lay the boards on top to help me picture whether or not I like the design. I try to avoid making small, awkward looking cuts by changing the direction on pieces before a row can end on a small piece. 🙂
More Pictures of this DIY Geometric Wood Table Top
You can see more of this DIY Mosaic Wood Table with build steps and tips in a previous post.
Looking for more of my DIY Furniture Makeover videos? You can see them here, on my YouTube channel. 🙂
You might also like this DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art project. It’s one of my favorites.
Or, another Cedar wood project that I’m all heart-eyes about. This DIY Outdoor Sofa from 2×4 and Cedar is beautiful!
Feeling inspired? Now that you’ve seen this DIY Geometric Wood Table Top tutorial, you can do it too. Let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.