Monday, January 14, 2013

Making a sofa table~

 I'd like to pretend that I had this project all planned out in my head, but I have to be honest. I had no idea what I was doing. I just kind of went with the flow.  My only goal was to create some sort of a sofa table without spending any money. I could only use what I could find in the garage.

I started with 4' ripped 2X4's. Painted them different colors and wiped them with stain.   

 Mostly for looks, I tacked a couple of cross beams to the top.

I used thinner boards to create a support box. The pieces are 45'' and 10'' long.

As luck would have it, I happened to have 4 legs that I bought in the AS-IS section of Ikea about a year ago. I had totally forgotten about them, so it was a pretty sweet surprise. The garage fairies must have been smiling down on me! The legs were only a buck a piece at the time, so I couldn't pass them up. I unscrewed the double sided screws with pliers and nailed the legs onto my table.

I wasn't really paying attention to the SIZE of the legs, which were countertop height. The table looked like a sick giraffe with those suckers, so I decided to add some more stuff.

I made 2 more boxes using the same measurements that I used for the first support box and tacked them around the legs.

Then I put a couple of 2X2's across the bottom to make a crate type of box.

All that was left was paint!

I was pretty excited that I could fit books inside of it:) That's handy.

Now I have a place to put a lamp, an extra bookshelf and I didn't have to spend a dime! 
Yay for wood shop/garage scraps!!!!


  1. Love the colours and it is great when a project comes together without extra cost.

  2. You are so talented! That table looks fantastic!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this! Especially love the place for books =)

  4. love the sofa table--the colors are so fun. :)
    I never have a plan when I start something...I just wait for it to all fall into place.


  5. Wow! what a cool table and so uniquely yours.
    I would love to have you share at Restyled Sundays
    going on now, its such a great project.

  6. Wow. Super impressed that that just came together without a big plan. What is the aqua color? I love it, and esp the way you can store books.

    1. Thanks Kate! The aqua color is called Timeout Turquoise and it's from WalMart. It's topped with a Colonial Walnut stain.


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