I saw this little table on Pinterest and knew I had to have one.
I also knew I probably would not be able to find one that I could buy. And who needs to buy one when you have a sweet husband that like to build things and has some scrap wood that he can use to build me a free one?!
What do ya think?
- 1 1 x 6 or 2 x 6 board
- Saw (we used a circular saw but you can use a hand saw)
- Sand paper
- Paint and brush
Putting It All Together
1) Decide how big you want the table to be. How tall do you want it to be and how wide (from side to side) do you want the shelves to be.
In the next steps, Lowe’s and Home Depot will cut the board for you to size. Show them these pictures and they will have a better idea of what you are asking for.
2) Cut 4 boards for the shelves (if you want 2 shelves) Honestly, you could use one wider board for the shelf. Then you would only have to cut 2 shelf boards. Remember, we were using what we had on hand.
3) To make the legs, first cut the board to the length the legs are going to be. Then rip (cut the board from top to bottom) into 4 lengths.
4) For the shelf bracing, rip a piece that is as deep as a shelf (the two shelf boards put together) and about 2 inches wide. Rip it to make is thinner.
6) Place 2 shelf boards side by side and lay the brace across it. Nail into place. Do this on both ends of the shelf.
8) Nail the legs in place. To make this easier and to keep the wood from splitting, MM first drilled a small hole for the nail to go into through both the leg and the side of the shelf. I was helping to hold everything so he could nail.
9) Our table was wobbly because it wasn’t square. MM used a corner wall to square it up. He laid it on its side, got it as square as possible and added the second nails to sturdy it up a bit. It still wobbles some, but I like it that way.
11) Add pretty things to it.
I am so thankful to God for the talent and skills He has given to MM. This table will be used as a reminder to thank Him daily for what He has given us talent and skill wise.
What talent or skills has He given you? What in your house reminds you to thank God for them? I’d love to hear!
For more projects I have in mind for MM to do, be sure to check out my Projects For My Hubby board on Pinterest.