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Transformed :: Moroccan-Style Table

March 22nd, 2012

Camille_Style_Bohemian_Wedding_inspiration0023.jpg Claire here, with this week’s DIY transformation for you all! When Camille asked for my help in creating a low seated dining table for her bohemian-themed shoot for DIY Network, the wheels in my head started spinning. What types of materials would be right for a Moroccan-style table, perfect for guests to lounge around on floor cushions? How tall should it be for optimal lounging, and how should I construct it? I considered using an old door as the tabletop, but wasn’t sure about the carved indentations…and most of the vintage doors I found were fairly pricey. When I came across these old bed posts, I knew they’d make the perfect legs, topped by simple wooden planks that would allow me to customize the size to exactly where I wanted it. Care to see how the pieces came together? We’ve got the easy instructions just after the jump.

transformed build low exotic japanese table wood diy moroccan boards planks
  • Wood planks (I used salvaged wood)
  • 3 narrow boards, 1/4? x  2.5?
  • bed posts (I used old bed post for legs but the options for this part are endless!)
  • tape measure
  • pencil
  • skill saw
  • sander
  • drill
  • 1 1/2″ wood screws
  • 4 hanger bolts
  1. Pick out your planks! (I used 3 reclaimed wood pieces about 1′ wide each).
  2. Determine your length and cut accordingly (We cut ours to 6′ long).
  3. Choose your legs (bed posts are GREAT if you can find them at a salvage shop).
  4. Cut to your chosen height (18″ worked for sitting on cushions on the ground).
  5. Sand all cut pieces to smooth and even.
  6. Put your planks face down and lay the three 1/4″x2.5′ boards perpendicular on the back, and drill a screw into each board to connect and stabilize, (similar to how I constructed my headboard).
  7. Measure and mark where you want to position your legs.
  8. Drill holes into the legs & table (about 1/2-3/4″ deep).
  9. Screw in the hangar bolts onto the legs, attach them to the table, flip over & dine!

*image: She-n-He Photography

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60 Comments under :: Transformed :: Moroccan-Style Table
  1. Claire, this is absolutely stunning and so festive! I love how it has modern touches, but you’re staying true to the authenticity. Well done!

  2. This is MAJORLY inspiring me to host a Morrocan themed party at my place! Absolutely beautiful seating.

  3. Kelly says:

    CLAIRE! Your transformations keep getting better don’t know how you do it, love this one!

  4. Emily says:

    How beautiful, and easy!

  5. This diy table is gorgeous!! I hosted a Moroccan theme bridal shower for my sister (featured last week on my blog) and it was a big success. This table would have been perfect!

  6. Chrissy says:

    Those fabrics are amazing! Is that Missoni like print from the Lisette collection at Joann’s?

  7. That’s awesome Claire! Such a great idea! I love all the colors you used to prop the table too. Lovely!

  8. Lauren says:

    Incredibly beautiful tablescape! Thank you for sharing.

  9. Eleni says:

    The result looks really professional! And I bed, one can transform practically anything with a good sense of style and some attitude!

  10. Naomi says:

    Gorgeous and so festive. What a beautiful way to dress up a low table! Colors are fantastic!

  11. Stunning, Claire. Wow!

    Ashley
    anylovelything.com

  12. My friend recently asked me for Moroccan-style floor seating inspiration for her balcony, and we couldn’t find photos anywhere! This is just what we needed.

  13. Lindsey says:

    This looks so fantastic! I love all of the colour and festivity. One of my favourite posts, I’d say!

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

  14. STUNNING! The pops of colors are just gorgeous! WOW! Would love to try something similar with a Mexican style. ¡Ajúa!

  15. GawgusThings says:

    This is just pure gorgeousness! Love these colours together :)

    Emma xx

  16. Lee says:

    Gosh I love these colours, I lived in the Middle East for 5 years and this brings back memories. I once put together an Indian themed meal for friends and did my table up very similar to yours with some gorgeous blue and pink tumblers.

    I love your website, it is such an inspiration!

  17. Kirbi Knop says:

    Love it Claire!! Jeremy and I have a very smilier coffee table and matching hutch in our living room….totally should have had you build us one!!! lol

    Beautiful work!

    Kirbi

  18. You genius! This is beautiful and am now on the look out for all the bits to have a go myself!

  19. lovely indian festival colors!! love it =)

  20. Rachel says:

    Love the final photo! Such an adorable set up. Love it!

  21. Amazing and gorgeous table love love the colors.

  22. Love this! Beautiful colors, pattern and texture.

  23. Thank you everyone! I loved getting to be a part of creating this amazing scene styled by the talented, Camille!

  24. Milynn says:

    I love the color scheme and the table decoration. Great job!

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  26. Lisa says:

    Beautiful

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