– Hey, everyone! My name’s Kelsey. – And my name is Becky. – And we’re the Sorry Girls. – And.

– Hey, everyone! My name’s Kelsey. – And my name is Becky. – And we’re the Sorry Girls. – And today we have a fun furniture —
fun furniture project for you. – So as you guys know, tables can be very very expensive and if they aren’t expensive, then they’re usually not that cute! – So as you guys also know I moved into a new place and was in need of a really cute table so this was like the perfect combo of, like, things we needed and DIYs that are actually, like, super cute. So we’re gonna show you, basically, how to make a sweet tabletop that’s in a herringbone pattern and you can kind of do whatever legs you want but we’re also gonna show you what we did for that as well. So this inspo came from a Pinterest photo. I can link it below. I don’t actually know where the table was from. I tried to look — trust me. Cause I wanted it! I know that West Elm or, like, Restoration Hardware has similar things — which I can link to you as well below — but most of the ones we were seeing online were, like, chevron which, I found out, it’s different than herringbone. I learned my geometric lessons doing this video. Chevron lines up perfectly. Herringbone’s more like puzzle piece-esque. So I’m gonna link all that stuff for you below. But let’s get into how we made our own. – We picked up this metal table base from Ikea for only $20. The first thing we’re going to do is build the base so that we know how big the table will be. For the base of the tabletop, we’re using this three quarter inch MDF sheet. You’ll want something sturdy that will be able to support the herringbone design. Lay the MDF on top of the base and trace out the exact size. This is a safe way to do it in case the base isn’t perfectly rectangle. We found that with ours that afterwards, like, you had to put it on the right way. – Yeah. – Because it’s, like, it would just like slightly, like not perfect. So trace it instead of, like, just going off of measurements. – Yes. It’s you get for 20 bucks! – I know right! Oh well. Use a power saw to cut the MDF to the perfect size. For the actual tabletop, we’re going to be using maple wood. This is a hardwood, it’s very durable. Something like pine looks kind of similar but it dents so easily. We made a table with pine before. It’s kind of a mistake unless you really want that, like, dented look after a while. So this table, because of all the herringbone patterns, takes a lot of math but we did all the math for you so you can just listen to our beautiful description and look for more details on the blog. It took us, like, a couple hours to, like, go through this and figure it out but we figured it out. – We got you! – You’re welcome, guys! We do this for you! – And for me! – And for Becky’s table. So much, so much math. – So here’s what you want to do. Buy four pieces of 1 x 4 x 10 foot long maple wood. From this, cut nine 16-inch pieces, nine 12-inch pieces, and 23 nine-inch pieces. There is a chart on our blog which explains the best way to cut up all your wood, linked below. Find the center of the MDF and draw a straight line down it. This will help make sure we line the pattern up straight. Slide the 12.5-inch piece up against the bottom of the 16 inch piece to create a triangle. And make sure the inner point of the triangle lies directly against the line we drew. Use wood glue to glue these pieces to the MDF. Continue lining your 12.5-inch pieces and your 16 inch pieces up against each other and wood glue them in place to create a triangle pattern down the center of the table. Don’t worry if the pattern doesn’t completely cover the top and the bottom yet. We’ll be using smaller pieces to fill those in later. Now bring in all your nine-inch pieces and fill in the sides, continuing the herringbone pattern. It’s helpful to use any extra MDF you have to hold the wood up while it dries. This is a really easy to do once the center is complete since everything fits together like a puzzle. Just make sure to be careful, when you’re lying your pieces down, that you check which way the wood grain is going because it’s gonna affect how good the pattern looks. Once you have your full pieces in place, you’ll have some small gaps around the edges so use your extra wood to cut smaller rectangles to fill these gaps. Make sure you let your wood completely dry before moving on to the next step. Also, just a note: if you don’t do a table exactly the same size as the one we’re doing, you might just have to repeat the pattern more so that it covers the size of your table. – So adjust the amount of maple that you buy and the amount of sized pieces that you cut. 16 inches and 12.5 inches are, like, the main sizes and then everything else just kind of got cut off so if you’re doing a bigger table, just keep going with 16- and 12-inch pieces. Carefully flip the tabletop over and slide one edge off of your work table. Use a circular saw to cut along the edge of the MDF, cutting off any of the excess pieces of wood that are hanging off. Make sure you’re going very slow and precise with this because this is gonna become the new edge of your table. Continue cutting off the rest of the jagged wood on the three sides. Now for the satisfying part: flip the table back over to reveal your herringbone tabletop pattern. Sand the entire table smooth, and wipe off any sawdust. – So here’s where you can get really creative with stains. We’re using the Minwax Wood Finish in Early-American. We applied one layer of stain and then added a clear protective polycrylic coat. We did three coats of the polycrylic and sanded lightly in between each coat to remove brushstrokes. Once the tabletop is completely dry, we can now add it to the base. Since we’re using a non-Ikea tabletop, we need to make new holes. We’re using these long two and a half inch screws, and we’ll need to add a washer to each one so that the screw doesn’t slip through the hole in the table base. Add the screw and washer combo in all six spots and your table is complete. Cool! I hope you guys didn’t get lost in all that! Trust me, it’s not that hard to do. We did most my hard work for you, let’s be honest! That math! – Yeah, and if you guys want more details, I feel like the blog is gonna be helpful, just kind of seeing pictures and seeing all the lists of things that you need laid out. So definitely head over to the blog to check that out if you want even more detailed instructions. – Yeah, and let us know if you like these kind of bigger more, like, power-tools-heavy DIYs They’re fun for us. I don’t know if everyone loves them but please let me know below. – And you can definitely apply, like, this herringbone pattern or even just the whole tabletop idea to other things. Like imagine doing it out of, like, stone or something or, like, doing it to a coffee table instead. There’s, like, lots of options. – Or even just making your own tabletop out of whatever for a new table could be really fun! If you make something like that, send it to us on Instagram because we love seeing your creations. – hashtag Sorry Girls squad. Alright, thank you guys so much for watching this video. If you guys liked it, make sure that you actually physically like it. – And if you love it, make sure you actually physically subscribe! – And we’ll see you in our next video! – Bye! – Bye


  1. Wowww, amazing job you guys! I like DIY anything way more than things you can buy even if they're luxurious and expensive just because it looks more unique and personalized 🙂 Thanks! xoxo

  2. This table is exactly what I've been looking to make. Thank you, Sorry Girls & team! What I love most is not just these amazing and well made tutorials, but also that you guys show that girl DIY-ers aren't just making tiny crafts, but they can make furniture. I've always been afraid of tackling my home DIYs because my dad has perpetually insisted that my uncles should do them instead. But thanks for always making me feel like I shouldn't be intimidated by a bit of basic woodwork as long as I'm staying safe.

  3. i would like to do the same table but round, i love maths, ithink i'll enjoy math haha Thanks gurls it's amazing !

  4. Congratulations lovely young ladies and quite industrious Talented Creators. This is quality and you did notice all the details. Congratulations.

  5. What were the final measurements of the table? Cuz we're trying to make a bigger one, and trying to figure out how much wood to use

  6. What were the final dimensions of the table you made? It didn't say on the blog post and I'm going to try to follow this tutorial as a summer project. 🙂

  7. This was surprisingly not difficult! I just watched the house tour where you showed this table and thought it would be such a huge job but you made it so simple. Love it

  8. I have bought and returned three tables for my kitchen and all the struggle is worth it because it led me to THIS VIDEO! I'm going to Ikea tonight!

  9. This turned out beautiful girls ? I'm a little concerned about the mdf tho…it's not strong enough to hold weight and is usually used vertically…should've used plywood instead. Still, love the end product ??

  10. how much did you spend in total?? I adore the pattern and might want to try this out for my new apartment!

  11. This is seriously the most beautiful table! I wish I had come across this video sooner, because I just recently bought a new table – but would have loved this style SO much more. I'm seriously so amazed with the outcome, you girls are talented!

  12. I made this today and it turned out so great!


  13. so, I am in the middle of making this project, and I have already bought my wood, which was sold as 4in wide maple, but once I brought it home it turns out it is 3/4 in, with the pattern still work with the same measurements or will I have to figure out the math? your blog has been very helpful, thanks

  14. I love it whenever they use bigger tools even though it means I can't do the diys myself hahahaha they just look so cool making things XD

  15. Loved this DIY!! It's definitely one of those where the supplies to DIY it (for someone who doesn't have a way to reuse them) don't exceed the cost of the product at West Elm.
    Can you girls try the Dremel power tool for some interesting DIYs? I could use some inspiration to try out the glass etching bit. Thanks! 🙂

  16. I was going to find you today to ask that you make more Ikea related DIYs, like buy ikea tables and upgrade it, and here you are – doing exactly that. 🙂 It would be cool if you made a challenge where you each buy one of those super standard Ikea things and re-purpose them as a competition who will do better or something similar. That's always fun to watch. Beautiful table, BTW.

  17. This is gorgeous! Would you show us a video of making our own tapered legs for say, an Ikea couch, or a vid for tufting your own couch or chair what have you? Maybe the Karlstad? Thanks.

  18. Does anyone have a UK equivalent to the Minwax stain? I’m desperate for that look but can’t find anything similar in the uk?

  19. You guys are so talented and creative. The effort you put into these projects is ridiculous… Nicely done – with Love from England! X

  20. I’m new so maybe you’ve already done this but a video on like basic carpentry skills would be great for beginners like me 🙂

  21. Amazing! I love that you two aren’t afraid of big projects with “real” tools. I’m just starting out making bigger crafts for my own life and you are such an inspiration!! Thanks a bunch ?

  22. This is fantastic! How much did this cost? I bought a similar pattern coffee table from Jysk, which is currently on sale for 75$ https://jysk.co.uk/living-room/coffee-end-tables/coffee-table-halskov-65×100-cm-brwn-blk

  23. THANK YOU! I was looking for something to do for my coffee table which is just some white ikea units. This is perfect, gonna do it this weekend!

  24. How has this table held up a year later? Are the planks still ok? I’m thinking of making it for my new apartment ? xxx

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