Massage Table Plans


Download a PDF copy of free massage table plans (opens new window.) These plans can be printed on your printer at home.

Save money with this DIY project to make your own portable massage table. The materials for this project will cost a lot less than buying a brand new table, and probably even less than a good second hand one.

If you need some help from a woodworking friend, you can always return the favour by offering them a free massage.

To get started, read the step by step instructions as shown further down the page.

Recommended Tools

This massage table plans has been designed to be made with the minimum of woodworking tools, in fact the average home handyman is more than likely to have everything that is needed.

There is one small challenge, however, and that is that you will need the tools to make a half lap joint. It can be done with hand tools and a bit of patience. Otherwise a woodworking friend may be kind enough to do this part for you.

Basic tools :

Optional Tools :

Smoothing plane - see Step 3.

Materials List

Please note all sizes in this massage table plan are nominal, which means that actual size may vary slightly. These are standard sizes available from most hardware and timber suppliers.

  • Part A - 2 pieces 9mm thick plywood 600 x 900mm.
  • Part B - 19 x 50mm pine, 3.6m and 2.4m long.
  • Part C - 19 x 64mm pine, 2 pieces 2.4m long.
  • Part D - 19 x 64mm pine, 2 pieces 2.4m long.
  • Part E - 19 x 64mm pine, 1 piece 1.2m long.
  • 14 Hinges 19 x 64mm
  • 84 Woodscrews 6g 12mm long (for the hinges.)
  • 8 Woodscrews 8g 12mm long.
  • 32 Woodscrews 8g 30mm long.
  • 25mm Finish Nails.
  • Foam rubber - 2 pieces 50mm thick 600 x 900mm.
  • Vinyl cloth, 1.3m x 1.0m.
  • Woodworking glue.
  • Staples.
  • Handle and latch.


Step by Step Instructions.

Using the massage table plans.

massage_table_plans_step1.jpg Step 1.

Make 2 frames (part B) to fit the plywood (part A). Glue and nail the frame to the plywood. Cut out the face hole in one part only. Round off the edges. Place the foam rubber on the plywood side and trim off the excess as necessary. Attach the vinyl cloth to the timber frame with staples.

massage_table_plans_step2.jpg Step 2.

Make 2 each of part C. Note the angle as shown in the end view. Make sure these parts fit inside of the frame of part B.

massage_table_plans_step3.jpg Step 3.

Make 2 each of part D. Note the angle as shown and the use of a half lap joint. This is where the Stanley No.4 woodworking plane comes in hanfdy.

massage_table_plans_step4.jpg Step 4.

Join parts C and D as shown in the photo.

massage_table_plans_step4a.jpg Step 5.

Showing the massage table legs parts C and D folded flat. Note the orientation of the angle of part D.

massage_table_plans_step5.jpg Step 6.

Mark a line 20mm from the edge for the holes for the hinges. This distance may vary slightly according to the hinges you use. What is important is that there is enough clearance when the legs are folded flat.

massage_table_plans_step6.jpg Step 7.

Lay the table legs on the edge of the frame so that there is enough clearance on each side. Line up the hinges and mark the holes. Drill the holes and fit the hinges.

massage_table_plans_step7.jpg Step 7.

Place one set of legs inside the frame as shown in the photo. Mark and drill the holes and fit the hinges. Do the same for the other half of the table

massage_table_plans_step8.jpg Step 8.

Line up the two halves of the table and fix the hinges in place.

massage_table_plans_step9.jpg Step 9.

Turn the massage table right side up and measure the length for the spreader bar. Cut the spreader bar to length, attach the hinge in the middle and attach it to the two legs.

massage_table_plans02.jpg Step 10.

Final Assembly. Fit the handle, latch and studs, and your new massage table is complete.

I hope you will enjoy making this project from these free massage table plans. Use this contact form if you would like to share your version of this project in the gallery.

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