Striped Tables

A Katie Brown Original


  • Long wood board
  • Yellow, green and purple tape in varying widths and thicknesses
  • 2 buckets
  • Pencil
  • Ruler


  1. To make it easier to achieve parallel stripes I like to make a mark every inch at the end of the plank.
  2. Using the color tapes, make a variety of stripes along the wooden board.
  3. Place board on top of buckets, and you have your tabletop.


  • Different buckets are better for different environments. For example, a bucket with handles that protrude up will make the table wobbly if it’s on a hard surface but if it’s in grass the handles can be pushed in and they’ll actually help to steady the table.
  • The wider and lower the bucket the more stable.
  • Also, if you place the buckets upright they can be weighted with bricks, stone etc.