How to Construct a Simple Yet Stylish Tile Side Table

Learn how to transform a couple of ceramic tiles into a gorgeous piece of furniture.

With my step-by-step guide, you can create a tile side table that not only looks great but also adds a unique touch to any room.

Get your materials ready, follow along, and soon you'll have a stylish table that showcases your DIY skills.

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Select your 12x24 and 12x12 tiles for your diy end table project

1. Preparing the Tiles

First, visit the tile section of your local home improvement store and select your tiles.

DIY ceramic tile side table

You’ll need 12x24 tiles and 12x12 tiles. Ensure you have enough for the entire project.

Apply adhesive to one 12x24 tile

2. Adhering the First Tiles

Flip over one of the 12x24 tiles and apply construction adhesive to the entire side.

Easy DIY tile side table project

Adhere this piece to another 12x24 tile.

Clamp the tiles together or weigh them down for secure bonding in your diy table project

3. Clamping the Tiles Together

Clamp the pieces together or weigh them down with something heavy. This ensures the adhesive sets properly and the tiles bond well.

Modern end side table project

4. Adding the Side Tiles

Apply construction adhesive to one of the edges of a 12x12 tile.

Adding a 12x12 tile to the edge of 12x24 tiles

Take the 12x24 tiles that have already dried and attach the 12x12 tile to the edge.

Handmade furniture

5. Securing the Top Tile

Flip another square tile over to the bottom and add adhesive to the edge.

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Place this square tile on top of the other tiles that have already set.

Adding the top tile to the table

Use a clamp or let it lean against something to allow the adhesive to set properly.

Do it yourself tile table

6. Add Furniture Pads

Stick felt furniture pads to the bottom of the table to protect your floors

Looking for more table ideas?

Check out this DIY Paver Patio Table tutorial for a stunning outdoor furniture piece!

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Now you know how to make a tile table from start to finish!

This diy table project is a great way to add a personal touch to your decor.

If you have any questions or want to share your own diy end table creations, leave a comment below.

Cass Harris
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  • David.lehrer David.lehrer on Jun 11, 2024
    You glued a bunch of tiles together. How is that a table? What does it look like?
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