how to build a massage table

How To Build A Massage Table

If you’re looking to open a massage business from the comfort of your home, one of the best places to start is by finding tutorials on how to build a massage table. Although it may require an upfront investment of a few hundred dollars to purchase the actual table, this solution is much cheaper than other alternatives.

If you’re looking to give yourself or someone else a massage, you’ll need a massage table. You can either buy one or build your own. Building your own massage table is relatively simple and only requires some basic carpentry skills. With a few supplies from your local hardware store, you can have your very own massage table in no time.

Materials To Purchase.

Here are the following materials to prepare for this tutorial:

  • Plywood for the tabletop, 60 inches x 72 inches
  • 2 x 4 wood for the massage table legs
  • Foam padding for plywood cover, 72 inches x 60 inches
  • Fabric for the surface of the massage table, 78 inches x 66 inches minimum.

You’ll also need the following tools for this DIY project:

  • Table saw
  • Cordless power drill
  • A measuring tape
  • Staples
  • Stapler
  • Pencil
  • Self tapping screws

Construction Process

Steps 1-12

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1. Cut the plywood in half: In this step, you will use a table saw to cut the plywood into two equal pieces. Each of the new pieces should measure 60 inches x 72 inches, and these will be used for the tabletop surface.

2. You should now have two plywood boards. Then, join these items with the use of wood glue. It’s a good idea to take your time while working carefully. The plywood should be smooth on all sides. After that, press the pieces together. Allow them to dry for 24 hours.

3. Once the wood has dried, cut the corners off the boards. You may cut the edges of pieces into any design you choose.


One very challenging part, which depends on your skill level, is creating the hole for the head end of the massage table. You may need assistance to do this part.

4. To make the edge of the massage table, measure out 4-5 inches and then draw an oval 8 inches wide and 12 inches long. Be sure to place it as close to the center of the table as possible. Pay attention while you’re drawing it so that the face will be able to fit through. the oval shouldn’t be a perfect circle.

5. Cut out the oval with a miter saw after drawing it.

Make the legs:

In order to build a sturdy massage table, you will need four pieces of equal length 2×4 timber. It is important that the height of the table matches the practitioner’s wrist level, as this will ensure maximum comfort for both parties.

Make the table legs’ braces

6. Once you’ve cut the table legs, you may make the braces for them. Make a small scratch 6 inches down from each table leg’s midsection. Then mark it again 6 inches from the end of your massage table, which is its long side.

After you have found the appropriate location for your desired table, use 4 pieces of 2×4 and cut each end at a 45-degree angle. This will allow the braces to lay flat against the legs and top of the massage table. Once all four are lined up, cut them carefully.

7. Attaching the braces and the legs

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To drill pilot holes, you’ll need four-inch wood screws. You’ll bore the holes through the table so you can attach the braces and legs.

If you’re using a table top that isn’t square, first adjust it so that it’s parallel to the floor. Then attach two pegs on each side of the cloth and hang the cloth over them. After that, mark the cloth where you’ll need to place the tabletop later on. Cut out everything except for enough space to overlap the edge of this massage table. The easy method is to cut an X shape through this vinyl near its center for the hole.

8. Now, it’s time to add the foam padding

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This will make the massage table more comfortable for clients. Measure and cut the foam so that it fits snugly on top of the plywood tabletop. After the foam is in place, you can now add the fabric. Cut the fabric so that it is slightly larger than the foam padding. This will ensure that the fabric is wrapped around the entire massage table and stapled in place on the underside of the plywood tabletop.

9. To staple the fabric in place, start at one end and work your way around.

10. After that, etch out an area for the head at the top of the foam. You can do this by cutting an X shape into it. Next, fold the fabric and foam under the table so that they’re both hidden.

11. Lay the foam on the top of this fabric.

12. After stapling and covering the face hole, gently squeeze the foam over your massage table. And that’s it. Your very own massage table! With only a handful of materials and tools, you built something incredible.

Your own massage table is now finished! With a few basic supplies and equipment, you’ve created your own massage table. This home improvement project is rather inexpensive and takes only a few hours to complete. You’re now ready to give or receive a massage in the privacy of your own home with this DIY project.

Precautions And Safety Measures When Building A Diy Massage Table

When building a massage table, always use caution and take safety measures to avoid injury. Always read the instructions carefully before beginning any project. When working with tools, wear protective gear such as gloves and eye protection. Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area. Do not allow children or pets near the work area. If you have any questions, consult a professional before beginning the project.


It all depends on how you make it. A few foldable massage tables are available online. The majority of them come with metal hinges that support their expansion. This feature allows you to easily fold or unfold the table.

You can make your own new massage table by using the tutorial above.

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