Orly Shani shows off a way to create a dual purpose dining table in the spirit of family fun.


  • Base Table
  • Large Plywood Board 4x8 ft (a full sized board)
  • Wood Boards:
  • 1x6 Long Support (2): 8 ft
  • 1x6 Short Support (2): 56 inches
  • Plywood, Long Edge Tabletop (2): 8 feet x 5.5 inch
  • Plywood, Short Edge Tabletop (2): 59 inch x 5.5 inch
  • Trim, Long Edge (2): 9 feet
  • Trim, Short Edge (2): 5 feet
  • Wood Glue
  • ¼ inch Screws
  • Drill
  • Forstner Bit
  • Nailgun/Nail and Hammer
  • Wood Stain
  • Painters Tape
  • Dowels
  • Material for net (about 5 Ft. long )
  • Sewing Machine/Needle and Thread/Staplegun
DIY Dual Ping Pong Table - Home & Family


1. Flip your plywood board face down and flat.

2. Measure 2 ½ inches in from each side of the plywood board and mark a line across each side.

3. Roll on wood glue in the 2 ½ inch space between your mark and the edge.

4. Starting with the two shorter sides, place the “support” boards, 2 ½ inches on the plywood board and 2 ½ inches hanging off. Screw these in, being careful not to screw all the way through the plywood board.

5. Place wood glue and fit the longer supports into their place between the shorter boards. They should be half on the board and half off, same as the shorter supports. Secure them with screws.

6. Flip the entire plywood board over.

7. Put wood glue on the support pieces under the board and fit the tabletop edges on all four sides.

8. Screw all the edges into place from underneath, careful not to screw through the top of the board.

9. Add trim around the edges of the table using the nail gun.

10. Place painters tape around the top of the board for your “ping pong table lines.”

11. Stain the rest of the table to your desired color. When dry, take paint off.

12. Secure this tabletop onto and old table, large enough to support it.

13. Find the center point of the long sides and mark that with a pencil.

14. Drill a hole at this point through the plywood board.

15. Find the material that you like for the net. I found that a table runner was exactly the length that I wanted. All I had to do was cut it in half and sew a casing for the dowels on either end. You need to create a strong hem so that you can pull the net tight.

16. Place the dowels and net into the holes across the table.
Optional: Drill a hook into the side of the table to hang a bag for your paddles and ping pong balls!

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