Published on January 6th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Basketball Table

Materials: Ikea table, small hooks, long skinny hooks, basketball net, magnet of your favorite team, super glue, black spray paint, a saw to cut off the flowery part, rubber feet to make it into a trivet

Description: My boyfriend loves basketball and I saw this other table at the NBA Store in NYC and decided I could make it myself. I bought this table at the Ikea Store (product not shown online) and sawed off the inside flower insert that looks like this:

I then added rubber feet to the bottom of this and made this flower piece into a trivet for the dining table.
After that, I spray painted an embroidery hoop to make the top of the net black.  Then I bought a net at a sports store/walmart for a basketball hoop and purchased long skinny hooks as well.  These long hooks were then attached to the 4 table legs and held the hoop in place in the middle.

The net was attached to the embroidery hoop using small hooks that were inserted into the empty space between the 2 embroidery rings (once I inserted them, I tightened the rings closer together to hold and inserted a small amount of super glue).

I then attached a magnet of my boyfriend’s favorite basketball team to the top  - the Phoenix Suns. Now he had a custom basketball table and I had a new trivet for the kitchen!

~ Christin Franco from Chandler, AZ

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12 Responses to Basketball Table

  1. Anonymous says:

    what size embroidery hoop did you use

  2. Anonymous says:

    hate to say this but the net is upside down! I am a coaches wife and played many days of basketball. I promise you this t he net is upide down.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sweet table! GO SUNS!

  4. My boyfriend totally told me the net is upside down. Oh well, there was more string at the other end to tie it off. Haha, sorry!

  5. Yes, we used every other one at the bottom and tied them together so that the ball would stay – we used more super glue to ensure it was strong enough. It isn’t upside down though – just tied off – it was the best way to hold the ball secure.

  6. Smoot says:

    The net is upside down.

  7. speedwell says:

    Excellent use of the embroidery hoop and a super nice look. How did you secure the basketball in the net? it looks a bit like you passed a few of the loops beneath the ball and tied them off.

  8. Me says:

    Pretty creative. :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    Love that you didn’t waste a bit of this table!

  10. Yes – this is the same table I bought and took out the flower part

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think, it is the Klingsbo table, which is online here in Germany

  12. Uienifer says:

    I like this idea!

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