How-to: Herringbone Dining Table

DIY + How To

An old door turned into a stunning, herringbone-patterned dining table fit for the most lovely of modern interiors?! Don’t mind if I do partake in this DIY project. Even dreaming this project up seems unlikely, but someone did, and we’re most grateful to them. Spotted on Design*Sponge, we like this project so much because it seems so complicated and intricate-looking. Like something that would have been handcrafted and very expensive. It doesn’t have any of that “unfinished” look that sometimes DIY projects sport in the effort to remain simple. That being said, you’re going to have to be someone handy with power tools to complete this project. And you’ll need a good eye for thrifty materials if you want to keep the pricing down. But if you should come across a sturdy old door, and you should have a box of old wood flooring or wood strips and you should be comfortable with a sander and a saw, you just might be able to create a project that is textural, custom and very nice. Created by Sara Summers and her dad and spotted via the great website Design*Sponge. And the best part, to us at least, is that you wouldn’t only have to use this method for a dining table. What about a coffee table? Or a desk? Or heck, a headboard? Lots of possibilities on this one.

What do you think about this project? Would you try it for something in your own modern space?

Images: Sara Summers


By |


  1. Cottage David

    Sep 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Herringbone or chevron seems to be the “in” pattern right now.

  2. Hannah

    Sep 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Great looking table, recycled materials really can be useful.

    I’m also a fan of Design*Sponge, it’s a fun site and showcases some fantastic design.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *