Step 1: Go on a hunt for vintage wooden rulers and yard sticks. Wander through antique stores and troll online auction sites. Remember to look for rulers that are the same or similar thickness so that your finished table top will be level. Also, keep in mind rulers with a metal strip will be trickier to work with.
Step 2: Before you begin attaching rulers to your table, measure the table’s dimensions. With a little bit of simple math you’ll be able to determine if you have enough rulers to cover the entire surface. Having some extra on hand is desirable in case you make a mistake or miscalculation.