When we first got our own office we had the brilliant idea of saving money and building our own conference table. We did a bunch of research and found some really cool ideas. However, in the end we found one for a steal on Craigslist and this never happened. We still regret not being cool, creative (ambitious) enough to make one ourselves, so we thought we’d share our research in case you are. Here are the best ideas we found…
Picnic Conference Table
We are pretty much in love with this. For $100 you can buy a wood picnic table. Then all you have to do is little paint, some casters and wheels, and Voila! You’ve got a conference table on wheels. Imagine the possibilities…
Ping Pong Conference Table
Muti-purpose and obviously the most fun choice. Someday we hope to own the Poppin Ping-Pong Conference Table for our office… but if you’re like us and don’t have $3K+ to spend on a conference table there are lots of ideas online for cheaper. We love this photo, but if you want something simple you can easily build one yourself with plywood and sawhorses. Here’s a set of directions from Instructables.
Industrial Pipe Conference Table
Probably the coolest looking, are these industrial pipe tables. These can run you a fortune if you buy them through a furniture store, but they are actually really simple to make yourself. Lowe’s even provides a DIY directional video on their website.
Sawhorse Conference Table
Looking for a super easy option? Get some butcher block and a few sawhorses. You can buy a kitchen countertop from Ikea for cheap and get folding steel sawhorses from Home Depot for Less than $20 each. if you want to get fancy – check out the tutorial for the photo attached.
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