MCM Miniature Dining Table ALEX (Tutorial + SVG)

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This Alex MCM-inspired dining table features X-shaped legs that inserts into each other. You can choose a round top for a 4-seater, or a rounded-rectangle top that fits 6 chairs. Want to show off the legs? Use clear plastic for a “glass” top! (You can read more about the “glass” top in this MCM coffee table post).

I use a Cricut Maker to cut this table using 1/16″ basswood. If you have a laser cutter, you can totally use that and use 1/8″ plywood.

Need the dining chair too? Check this one out!

Alex mid-century miniature dining table in 16th scale with chair
1:16 (Lundby) scale Alex MCM miniature dining table, with Round top

SVG FILES FOR ALEX MCM DINING TABLE

The SVG files are available on Etsy!

Alex mcm miniature dining table in 12th scale
1:12 scale Alex MCM miniature dining table, with Round top

IMPORTING THE SVG FILES INTO CRICUT DESIGN SPACE

To import the SVG file into Cricut Design Space, head on to this post or watch this video on YouTube.


TOOLS & MATERIALS TO MAKE ALEX MCM DINING TABLE


CUTTING LIST FOR ALEX MCM DINING TABLE

FOR 1/16″ BASSWOOD (CRICUT MAKER USERS)

For best result, cut 1 piece along the grain, and the other piece across the grain.

  • 2 pieces of table top (choose round or rectangle)
  • 2 pieces of table leg A
  • 2 pieces of table leg B
1/16" basswood cut to make miniature dining table

FOR 1/8″ PLYWOOD (LASER-CUTTER USERS)

  • 1 piece of table top (choose round or rectangle)
  • 1 piece of table leg A
  • 1 piece of table leg B

ASSEMBLING THE ALEX MCM DINING TABLE

You can watch the video tutorial here or on YouTube! Be sure to review the written steps below also.

Step 1: Cut all the pieces

As I mentioned above, for best result when using 1/16″ basswood, cut your chair pieces at perpendicular grain directions.

Step 2: Glue the layers

Simply glue the matching pieces together. Clamp if needed.

leg pieces of miniature dining table

Step 3: Sand and paint

Sand the cut edges to achieve the MCM look. Be sure to support the legs!

Then paint.

mcm miniature dining table legs being sanded

Step 4: Glue the legs and table top

Apply a bit of glue in the notches, then insert the other leg piece.

mcm dining table legs assembly

To attach the table top, glue the tops of the table legs, and position it in the middle of the table top.

mcm dining table legs being glued

COMPLETE!

This project couldn’t be any easier, and I love how it turned out! That’s the best kind of project, isn’t it?


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Made your own? I’d love to know!

What motivates me the most is seeing you use my tutorials to make your own minis! There are many ways you can share your projects:

  • comment below to let me know (or if you have any questions about it–for the benefit of others also!)
  • link back to my site or this tutorial,
  • tag me on Facebook or Instagram,
  • share your version on my Facebook group!


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