How To Build A Diy Entryway Table

Furnishing your home’s entryway is a tricky task to achieve successfully. Therefore, having an entryway table is essential for dropping your keys and mail while still saving up plenty of space. Entryway tables usually are available in different sizes and shapes; however, you do not have to break the bank to get a simple narrow table. Instead, you should make your table thus save plenty of money building your DIY entryway table.

Moreover, having a DIY entryway table offers you extra storage to any of your home’s rooms.

 So, in this article, we are going to take you through the steps of building your own elegant and inexpensive DIY entryway table

How to make an entryway table? 

  • Clamps
  • Sander
  • Strain
  • Rubber mallet
  • Wood glue
  • Nail gun
  • Drill
  • Miter saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Broad nails
  • 4 ½ inch HeadLOK screws
  • 2 ½ inch premium trim screws
  • (2) 8-foot 1 x 2 boards
  • (10) 8-foot 2 x 4 boards

Whenever you are using power tools, you must take extreme caution as well as common sense to avoid injuries. Additionally, wear safety gear, follow all the instructions by the manufacturer and construct at your own risk.

Below are the steps you need to follow to build an entryway table;

Step 1: Measure and then cut the wood

Measure the sheets you need to construct your entryway table. For the entryway table, you will require four 5-foot pieces of 2×4 boards which will be placed at the top and 1×2” brace pieces. Additionally, you need to have six-ten 1/2-inch-long brace pieces.

Consequently, after having your entryway table in pieces, go ahead and drill below the entryway table’s top two support pieces. The position of these pieces should be 1/2 inch from the edge and 1 3/4 inches to the left on every side. To hold these pieces in place, use two 1/2 inch premium screws, despite them being relatively expensive.

However, they have smaller heads, are barely noticeable, plus have a better aesthetic appearance. Before you drill screws into the wood, it is crucial you first drill a pilot hole as this will safeguard the wood from breaking.

The two bottom shelves require three 59-inch pieces all of 2 by 4 board, thereby making these pieces six in total.

You need four 32 1/2 inch pieces measuring 2×4 for the legs which you then sand together using a hand sander.

Step 2: Assemble your entryway table


The legs of the entryway table are the second thing to assemble. To do this, you need to first put together the first piece of brace 1/8 inches from the bottom plus the middle brace piece 16 inches below each leg.

Typically, 2 1/2 inch screws are used and at an angle to hide them from visibility. It is vital to ensure the screws do not show on the opposite side.

Consequently, you attach the tabletops to the entryway table’s legs making use of HeadLOK ornamental screws. These screws usually have an attractive appearance; thus, you will not mind displaying your complete furniture piece, and every corner of your entryway table will have them.


With the tabletop in place, the shelves are next to install into the DIY entryway table. To do this, you can utilize a rubber mallet to ensure everything is firmly in place and use a clamp drill during the assembly of this DIY entryway table. To do this, you will need to flip the table and subsequently drill in these places.

The use of a clamp is vital as it helps you guarantee that all the boards are nice as well as lined up as it holds everything firmly in its position while you drill the brace pieces to the board.  It is also advisable to add some boards below the table to prevent the tabletop from getting scratched.

You must drill in pilot holes before screwing together the boards too. Moreover, for added support, it is recommended you drill in two screws at an angle on each side of the table.  While doing this, you should take extreme care to avoid drilling through the wood at bizarre angles.

Once you are done, also drill the bottom shelf using a similar technique as above.

Finally, adding two decorative braces on all sides of the entryway table is the last step you should take. These braces usually are custom cut for each specific spot making use of 1×2 boards as well as at 50 degrees on every end. To join it to the table, you will use brad nails, a nail gun as well as a bit of wood glue between every piece.

Step 3: Stain your DIY entryway table

Staining the entryway table takes it to a whole different level, and you will be surprised by the spectacular effects a little stain can have on wood furniture. Likewise, this applies too to furniture, which is made with 2x4s, and there are several colors to choose from depending on your preference.

While staining your DIY entryway table, always wear rubber gloves. Also, make use of an old rag to work this stain into wood and subsequently wipe off the excess stain using a clean cloth. Once you are done, let the table dry for at least 24 hours.

Step 4: Style your entryway table

With the entryway table now complete, you can add as many storage spaces in it as you wish. Because DIY entryway tables are practical, you can use it for several duties storing baskets on the bottom mots shelf, placing your keys and mail.


Having gone through the article, you now have an idea of how to build a DIY entryway table thanks to the detailed step by step guide we have outlined. Therefore, you should no longer spend a considerable amount of money buying these entryway tables, yet you can set aside a day and construct one for yourself.

Not only does this save you money, but it also allows you to implement your desired design, thereby ensuring your DIY entryway table stands out from the rest.     

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