How To Make Concrete Ping Pong Table

How To Make Concrete Ping Pong Table

Last modified: October 9, 2023


Are you a ping pong enthusiast looking to elevate your game by building your own concrete ping pong table? Building your own table can be a fun and rewarding project that will not only provide you with hours of entertainment, but also a durable playing surface that can withstand the elements. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making your own concrete ping pong table.


Before you get started, gather the following materials:

  • Concrete mix
  • Wood or metal formwork
  • Reinforcement bars (rebar)
  • Plywood or melamine for the playing surface
  • Net and posts
  • Paint or sealant
  • Tools: shovel, trowel, drill, screws, level, measuring tape

Step 1: Building the Formwork

The first step is to build the formwork, which will hold the concrete in place until it sets. Use wood or metal to create a rectangular frame that is the standard size of a ping pong table (9 feet long, 5 feet wide, and 2.5 feet high). Make sure the formwork is level and secure.

Step 2: Reinforcing the Concrete

To add strength and stability to the table, insert reinforcement bars (rebar) into the formwork. Create a grid pattern using the rebar to evenly distribute the weight of the concrete. This will prevent cracking and ensure the longevity of your table.

Step 3: Mixing and Pouring the Concrete

Follow the instructions on the concrete mix bag to properly mix the concrete. Once the concrete mixture is ready, pour it into the formwork, making sure it fills all the corners and edges. Use a trowel to smooth the surface of the concrete and remove any air bubbles.

Step 4: Adding the Playing Surface

After the concrete has cured for at least 24 hours, you can add the playing surface. Cut a piece of plywood or melamine to fit the top of the table and securely attach it to the concrete using screws. Make sure the playing surface is level and smooth.

Step 5: Installing the Net and Posts

Attach a ping pong net and posts to the middle of the table, ensuring that it is centered and at the correct height. The net should be tight and straight, allowing for fair gameplay.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

Once the table is complete, you can add any finishing touches that you desire. Consider painting the playing surface with a durable, weather-resistant paint or applying a sealant to protect the table from the elements.


Building your own concrete ping pong table can be a challenging yet gratifying project. By following these steps and using the right materials, you can create a sturdy and long-lasting table that will provide endless hours of ping pong enjoyment. So gather your materials, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to serve up some fun!

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