How to quickly and easily make a 48" round table?

Kathie  Epeneter
by Kathie Epeneter

Need it to seat 4 extra folks

  15 answers
  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 17, 2021

    Hello Kathie, you can cut a 48" circle from some pressed board for the tabletop and use 2 x 2s cut to the same length to make the legs. The pressed board isn't the prettiest but no one will know if you add a table cloth.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 17, 2021

    Hi Kathie,

    Here are plans for a version of a round table, more complicated than Michelle's, but could also work if you have boards handy.

  • You could cut the circle from a piece of plywood and add hairpin legs. You also may want to check your local sale sites like Marketplace. Tables come up for sale all the time.

  • on Nov 17, 2021

    Another idea: try your local buy and sell. I got a 48” table for $20 on there. You can make something for that cheap!

  • William William on Nov 17, 2021

    Here are plans for building a round table

    Here are ideas for building tables. You can build a base to fit a round table top you cut and build

  • Janice Janice on Nov 17, 2021

    You can make a table base quickly by using plastic pipe aand plastic fittings vailable at home improvement stores. Then simply purchase a 48" round of pressed wood and place on the base. This can be disassembled easily and stored for another time.

    You might also be able to some type of furniture the appropriate height and just add the 48" round. Enjoy!

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Nov 17, 2021

    it would be cheaper and easier to buy a round card table or square card table than making one I would think they have sturdy white round tables at Walmart, HomeDepot, Costco, etc

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 17, 2021

    A pedestal with the table top mounted on it would be the best to accommodate for extra seating.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 17, 2021

    Easiest way is to go to a local thrift store buy a table and throw a table cloth over that.

  • Dee Dee on Nov 17, 2021

    Home Depot and Lowes sells round table tops, you can add legs or a pedestal. Stain with minwax and seal.

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 17, 2021

    Hi Kathy: I'd hie myself down to a local thrift shop (or check Face Book Market Place) and see what they have, or maybe a folding card table. If you are having a party, you are, most likely, up to your eyeballs in work already, and you would have to deal with this extra table forever :) The card table will fold up and can be tucked away. If you are going to make a table, I'd do a square one, it takes up less space and eliminates bumped elbows :) Here is Home Depot's site for table legs:

    You can buy a round or square top there, too

    The round tops are rather pricey, and you can use a piece of plywood for a square or rectangle table. They will cut the wood to size for you, too :)

    You can buy a round or square top there, too

    Good luck and happy Thanksgiving

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 18, 2021

    Hello I might consider purchasing a table round or making one….and putting it on a folding table

  • Annie Annie on Nov 18, 2021

    If you want a "quick" set up, do you know someone with a round patio table? Throw a pretty cloth over top and you're done!

  • It might be easier and less expensive to check Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist (even their free section), or your local Buy Nothing group. If you build one, which you can do by cutting a big circle out of a sturdy material, just make sure the legs are sturdy so it doesn’t all fall apart on you.

  • Hi there Kathie! You can try cutting a 48" circle from a piece of wood, then just add hairpin legs. Or you can also buy from your local buy and sell.