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Beautiful DIY Geometric Wood Table Top Design: Steps and Video

Easy To Follow Steps & Video for this beautiful DIY Geometric Wood Table Top Design. Use Poplar, Oak, Reclaimed Wood, Cedar, and more.

DIY Geometric Wood Table Top Design

Last month I shared the how-to steps for a DIY Cedar Mosaic Tabletop. I loved that one so much that I just had to give our old kitchen table a new look with this DIY Geometric Wood Table Top using Poplar.

Cedar and Poplar dimensional lumber are both available in Lowes and Home Depot, so they’re easy to find. And, they both have great variations in color and grain, which adds beauty to any design.

Image of a DIY Wood Table Top with a mosaic design pattern. Made with Poplar.
I purposely pick out pieces of wood with a lot of color variation. I don’t want every board to look the same.

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Now let’s talk about how I made this DIY Geometric Table Top Design. 🙂

Supplies Needed

DIY Wood Table Top Build Steps

Watch this video to see the exact steps I used to make this DIY Geometric Table Top Pattern. All of the steps are shown in the video. Scroll down for build tips.

I LOVE this DIY Geometric Wood Table Top Design (Beautiful Mosaic Pattern)

4 Tips for this DIY Wooden Table Top Design

Tip One – Pick The Right Base

I recommend that you use a plywood or MDF board as the base for your table top, even if you have to make it.

I have had this table for 8 years, so I know it doesn’t have wood movement issues. And, it’s a veneered plywood or MDF.

Most table tops screw off of the legs. So, if you don’t already have a plywood or MDF table top, you can always use the legs on your table and replace it with a new plywood or MDF base for this project.

How To Steps and Videos for this beautiful DIY Geometric Wood Table Top. I used Poplar, but this would look great with reclaimed wood, Cedar, Oak, and more. DIY Mosaic Wood Art project.

Tip Two – Use Enough Glue

Make sure to use enough glue. You want a lot really. I have gotten so used to gluing the pieces that I can tell by looking that the glue I put on will spread across the entire bottom of the piece.

But, I realize you can’t tell that I’m doing that in the video. So, make sure to use enough glue to cover across the bottom of the board.

You might want to spread it across the board with something like this wood glue roller. If too much of a piece doesn’t have glue, it could pop or warp.

Step by step video with tips to make a DIY Mosaic wood tabletop. how to make DIY Geometric Wood Table Top or Geometric Wall Art.
I’m loving that whitewashed paint look on this Poplar. It really gives it beautiful, rich tones of grey and white. I’m really liking the way it looks with that $20 DIY Barn Star Wall Art too.

Tip Three – Plan Your Design Before Making Cuts

Designing the layout for your DIY Geometric Wood Table Top is half the fun. Make sure you plan the layout in sections before you make the cuts.

I like to lay the boards on top to help me picture whether or not I like the design. I try to avoid making small, awkward looking cuts by changing the direction on pieces before a row can end on a small piece.

You can find 4 Tips for How to Safely Cut Small Wood Pieces on a Miter Saw in another post.

Image of a DIY wood table top pattern made with Poplar. Take says Make This Easy DIY Geometric Wood Table Top Design. Wooden tabletop design patterns.
Don’t forget to save this DIY wooden table top design.

Tip Four – Use Epoxy As The Filler

The final tip is to use epoxy resin over the wood and wood filler, or even instead of the wood filler.

The epoxy is another way to keep the wood and wood filler from shifting during expansion and contraction of the wood.

One of the wood fillers I used for a similar project raised slightly above the wood, in a couple of spots. I didn’t use epoxy resin on that table.

I think pouring a layer of epoxy resin over the entire surface after using wood filler and sanding the table top smooth and clean would prevent most, if not all of that movement.

After all the layout planning, I love how this wooden table top design turned out.

Update: This DIY Geometric Wood Table Top has been in my kitchen for almost 4 years without any wood movement or wood filler issues. I’m sure the epoxy I used on it has something to do with that. 🙂

More Pictures of this DIY Wood Table Top Design

How To Steps and Videos for this beautiful DIY Geometric Wood Table Top. I used Poplar, but this would look great with reclaimed wood, Cedar, Oak, and more. DIY Mosaic Wood Art project.

Planning the layout before you make cuts and glue the boards down is the key to getting a DIY Geometric Table Top design you love.

How To Steps and Videos for this beautiful DIY Geometric Wood Table Top. I used Poplar, but this would look great with reclaimed wood, Cedar, Oak, and more. DIY Mosaic Wood Art project.
A wooden table top design with just these squares inside of squares would look beautiful too. 🙂

I used Amy Howard Chalk Paint in Linen on the table base. Then, I used Amy Howard Spa White as the 50/50 mix with water to whitewash this DIY Geometric Wood Table Top.

Step by step video with tips to make a DIY Mosaic wood tabletop. how to make DIY Geometric Wood Table Top or Geometric Wall Art.

I think the next time I make one of these geometric wooden designs, it’ll be to make wall art or a headboard.

How To Steps and Videos for this beautiful DIY Geometric Wood Table Top. I used Poplar, but this would look great with reclaimed wood, Cedar, Oak, and more. DIY Mosaic Wood Art project.

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Feeling inspired? Now that you’ve seen this DIY Geometric Wood Table Top tutorial, you can do it too. Let me know if you have questions.

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Chuck

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

I use a small rounding over bit on a router to give a tiny shadow line on each piece. That may not work on a table top but it works great on mosaic wall art. You don’t have to worry about filling cracks.

Stephanie

Thursday 14th of May 2020

I love that look too. I usually just grab my sander and round off the corners on my wall art. But, I love the crisp, perfect look of a rounded or chamfered edge from a router. :)

Jeanne

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

What an incredible project! It's kind of like quilting, with different Material, tools, and processes. Your persistence with the fillers is admirable. There are times when a project goes wrong and I just end up with a UFO - Un-Finished Object. Great video and finished result! :)

Stephanie

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Thanks so much, Jeanne. This one was definitely a labor of love. And, I know what you mean about UFO projects. I have 3 in my garage at all times. LOL

Anita Holland

Friday 1st of May 2020

Your table is beautiful, you did a great job. Pinned

Stephanie

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Thanks so much, Anita. I'm very excited about how this one turned out. :)

Amy

Friday 1st of May 2020

Wow what a beautiful design. Very creative!

Stephanie

Friday 1st of May 2020

Thanks, Amy! I love this project. :)

Pamela @ DIY Vibes

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

This table is stunning! I watched the whole video, I was so intrigued! All the work was defiinitly worth it!

Stephanie

Wednesday 29th of April 2020

Yay! Thanks so much, Pamela. That's made my night. :)

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