In this instructable you'll learn the steps and techniques needed to make your own hanging table. This is a useful and fun project that can easily be completed over a weekend and shouldn't cost you more than 30 or 40 dollars.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
Pine Board (8" wide X 10' long X 1" thick) ($20) - These are cut and combined to create the table top. Note that you could buy a premade table top or even salvage one from an old coffee table. doing so would save you a few steps and the use of a few tools.
4 Pulleys ($5) - The pulleys I used for this project were reclaimed from old windows which I purchased at my local construction salvage store for a few dollars. Note that each window has 2 pulleys so you'll need 2 windows to get 4 pulleys.
8 Eye Screws ($3) - The eye screws I used were #8 X 1 5/8" but you could use any medium sized eye screws.
Masking Tape ($1) - Used for guiding the paracord through the pulleys, see step 10.
Wood Glue ($3) - Used for building the table top.
Biscuits ($10) - Used for building the table top.
Wood Stain and Polyurethane ($12) - Used for finishing the table top. I used Minwas PolyShade Pecan which was a stain and polyurethane all in one, which worked well for this project as it saved me some time, however what stain and polyurethane you choose to use will depend on your preferences.
Screws ($3) - General Wood Screws used for mounting the pulleys to the table top. I bought a 500 piece variety pack of screws from Harbor Freight which worked well for this project.
4 - 3/8" X 2" Lag Bolts and Washers ($2) - Used to mount the table hanger to the ceiling, these will be driven through the table hanger, through your ceiling, and into the studs.
Note, Many of these tools were used for building the table top, If you buy a premade table top you can omit tools like the table saw, and the biscuit jointer).
1/2" Plunge Cut Router bit
Combination Square (A.K.A Tri Square)