Mini Serving Tables

Thursday / 19 comments
Did you notice the little mini tables on my Ana White Providence table I posted Tuesday?  They are perfect for serving at dinner parties or just for holding party decorations.  The best thing is that they are super easy to make and only cost a few dollars in wood (perfect scrap project too!).

If you are a reader of Beckie's great blog Infarrantly Creative then you got a sneak peak when I posted them on her site a few weeks ago.  So come on and I'll show you how you can build your own mini serving tables.

Three 1x4s cut at 14"
Two 1x2s cut at 14"
Two 1x2s cut at 12 3/16"
Four 2x2s at 5"
Nail gun or Hammer
Stain & Polycrylic

Sand all the wood pieces.

Apply wood glue to the side of the 14" 1x4.

Then nail each 14" 1x4 to one of the 14" 1x2.

Glue and nail the 12 3/16" 1x2s.

Secure the legs to the bottom corners with glue and nails.

Drill 3 pilots holes into the two short sides going into the middle of each 1x4.

Screw three screws into your pilot holes.

Drill a pilot hole through the top of the 1x4 and into each of the four legs.

Place a screw into each leg through the top of the table.

Use wood fill to fill all the screw and nail holes. Let it dry as directed and then sand smooth.

I finished off my little tables by staining them with a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut followed by a few coats of Polycrylic.

Here's the cut lists if you want to make the other two little tables.

Small table cut list:
Three 1x4s cut at 10 5/8"
Two 1x2s cut at 10 5/8"
Two 1x2s cut at 12 3/16"
Four 2x2s cut at 3"

Large table cut list:
Three 1x4s cut at 18"
Two 1x2s cut at 18"
Two 1x2s cut at 11 7/8"
Four 2x2s cut at 7"

Be sure to measure the width of your three 1x4s because different lumberyards can have slightly different widths.

The tables were pretty easy and really economical. All three little tables cost me less than $10!

So excited for summertime parties!

The table and benches were built for less than $100!  Here are the Ana White Providence table plans and the Ana White Providence bench plans are right here! Happy Building!


  1. Brook yet again the cutest little project. I'm having a Cinco de Mayo - First Communion party and you know I have LOTS of scraps in the garage - here's to hoping I have a little spare time to make some of these guys. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Wow! I LOVE these! I am pinning them and then making them from my growing scrap pile! Thanks for sharing! I love creative people like you!

  3. First I have to say I love your table, Great job!!! Secondly those mini tables are the best, and Im so glad you have the instructions for these. Pottery Barn's are so expensive, and you only paid $10 for all three. Thank you for posting this!!!

  4. Love these! So easy and they could be so customizable! Great photos too!

  5. OKAY! I HAVE to do this. what a stinkin great idea, girl. They are perfect for any party or get together and can be "dressed" up for any theme or color scheme!I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    xxx, Kim

  6. I love these little tables! Absolutely darling! I love that you added the pom pom trim. So cute, so happy and so totally do-able. Love these and love the table. You are one very talented chica. Thanks for all of the eye candy! Have a happy weekend! Pinning

  7. Okay, I love these!! Such a cute touch. I'm doing a craft fair in a couple of months and these would be so cute on my display table. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  8. Adorable idea!! I featured it on my TT&J FB page :)


  9. These are awesome! Wish I was more

  10. Love this! It's perfect for my new fondue business :)

  11. As a girl who's currently obsessed with learning how to use power tools, I am in love with these tables and the whole tutorial. I can't wait to re-create these on my own!

  12. Adorable! I love the rustic look of the wood and then the little pom-pom trim is so cute! :)


  13. Squeee! how cute is that!?
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  14. Cute idea! Love the Pom-Pom trim too! These would be very handy! I'm now a follower...

  15. My neighbor gave me a pile of scrap wood, and I have been debating with myself how to go about making little tables for out doors. These are perfect. I will be making some for myself soon.

  16. I love these tables! They are so adorable. I have some scrap wood left over from our deck build and our current basement reno that I might be able to use for these! Would you consider linking up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

  17. Love these! I am definitely adding these to my 'gotta make it' list! Thanks for sharing a wonderful project. I found you through Beneath My Heart's Linky Party! Take care


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