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Design and Build a Custom Steel Dining Table

Custom steel and glass dining table
Custom steel and glass dining table

Designing and building a custom steel dining table  or base ensures you get the exact table you are looking for. Steel is a versatile material that offers durability and a modern aesthetic to any furniture piece. In this article, we will explore the step-by-step process of creating a custom steel dining table with us, from initial design concepts to the final product.


The first step in designing a custom steel dining table or base is analyze your space, style and function. First, consider how much space your room will allow while still being able to move around the table. Typically 36" is the minimum space required to pull out chairs and walk around your table. Consider other aspects such as adjacent rooms, existing furniture and chairs.

Secondly, consider how many people will use the table regularly. If there are only 2-4 of you for most meals, you might not mind getting a little cozy for larger gatherings. Or, if space allows, you might consider adding table leaves for larger gatherings.

Third, gather information, photos and dimensions for your space, any furniture you plan to keep or other inspiration you find in stores or on the internet. 

Chair layout for custom steel dining table base
Chair layout for custom dining table

Initial Design Phase

A custom steel table  can be just a base that pairs with a glass, stone or wood slab top. Or, you can make the entire table out of steel. Consider the other materials in your space to help decide what you like best. Next, think about function. Do you want legs in the corners or a pedestal base? Do your chairs have arms or can they slide under the table unencumbered? Take a look at some of our past work to get inspiration. 

Material Selection

Steel comes in various finishes and there are many options to choose from including blackening, the latest in powder coat finishes, or just a clear coat over raw, mill scale steel. If you choose a wood top, we have hundreds of slabs to choose from. Take a look at our inventory of dining table slabs. Sometimes the base design plays off the top and it is a great idea to decide on that first.

Design Your Custom Steel Dining Table

Once you have a good idea of dimensions, materials and styles, we will work with you to create a fully dimensioned 3D model of your table. It's a good idea to tape the dimensions on your floor using painter's tape or grab a sheet of cardboard. This helps you get a better idea of how the table size will feel in your space. After we share designs with you, we will incorporate your feedback to come up with the perfect design and fit for your space. 

Custom dining table schematics
Custom dining table schematics

Fabrication Process

Once the design is finalized, the fabrication process begins. This might involve order laser parts, taking pieces to the roller or shear, ordering custom glass or stone or pulling wood slabs from our inventory. Next we cutting the steel to the desired dimensions, fixturing and welding the pieces together before blending, and prepping for finish.

Custom steel table base fabrication
Custom steel table fabrication


Once complete, the table will receive its final finish, which may include powder coating, blackening,  polishing or wax depending on the desired look.

Delivery and Installation

Once the custom steel dining table is finished, it's time for delivery and installation. We will set up a time that works with your schedule to deliver and assemble your table. We will also provide care insructions for your custom steel table or base and any additional materials you might have. 


In conclusion, designing and building a custom steel dining table is a great way to get exactly what you are looking for. The process is meticulous and requires careful planning, collaboration, and attention to detail. By selecting a company with years of experience, skilled crafts people and the ability to work from design through completion, you guarantee you will get a custom steel dining table worthy of your investment that you can enjoy for years to come. 

Whether you're looking for a custom wood dining table, a steel dining table, or any other piece of custom furniture, you can trust Where Wood Meets Steel to deliver quality, design, and craftsmanship.



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