Mini Serving Tables

Hi Infarrantly Creative readers! It’s Brook from BeingBrook and I’m so excited to be back here at IC. Today I’m going to show you how to make some mini serving tables perfect for serving up yummy dishes at your summertime parties.  These serving tables come together quickly and is an economical way to decorate your table for a special event.




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



1. Sand all the wood pieces with a fine grit sandpaper so that they are smooth.


2. Apply wood glue to the side of the 14″ 1×4.


3.  Then nail each 14″ 1×4 to one of the 14″ 1×2.


4. Glue and nail the 12 3/16″ 1x2s.


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


6.  Drill 3 pilots holes into the two short sides going into the middle of each 1×4.


7. Screw three screws into your pilot holes.


8.  Drill a pilot hole through the top of the 1×4 and into each of the four legs.


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


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


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


12. 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. servingtables14
The tables were pretty easy and really economical. All three little tables cost me less than $10!

servingtables15 So excited for summertime parties!

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  1. So cute! I pinned them from the blog! Love this party. Cute picnic table and great tutorial!

  2. Totally fun, Brook! It takes the table setting up a notch for sure, and for a great price!!

  3. Love this! Thank you for the step by step. It would be perfect for outdoor and indoor parties!

  4. I love items that nest! Great way to add varying heights with cohesive pieces. The cut list is so helpful (so I can hand it to my dad) thank you! pinned 🙂

  5. What a cute idea! Love the rustic look but can also see them painted up in bright summer colours to match your patio decor.

  6. These little tables are ridiculously cute! Thanks for sharing

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  7. These are adorable! such a great idea!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up
    Have a great weekend!

  8. What a great idea – love them!

  9. These are really nice! I love building things, this is a fun little project 🙂

  10. Those are so cute! The whole table looks great and I LOVE that quilt!!


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