Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scrappy Sofa Table

Working with some fence scraps from the neighbor, I built this fun sofa table.  Again, as with the little red stool/bench, I had no real plan when I started other than I knew I wanted to build a table of some sort.  I get so involved in what I am building I rarely remember to take process pictures, but I will try to tell you the steps I took to build this.
reclaimed salvaged wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-sofa-table.html
I decided on a sofa or entry table so I first built a rectangle from 2 x 4's.  I added the legs on the outside of the rectangle so that I would have a space between them for scrapy painted wood. 
reclaimed salvaged wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-sofa-table.html
When building tables or benches, a lower shelf always helps for support, so I added a piece of wood perpendicular to the legs.  I then decided I wanted pieced together wood scraps on the top so I added 2 x 4's inside the rectangle, screwing these in from the outer side of the 2 x 4 rectangle. 
reclaimed salvaged wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-sofa-table.html
I found the pieces I wanted for the top, cut them to size and used a nail gun to attach both these and the bottom shelf. 
reclaimed salvaged wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-sofa-table.html
The wood for the tabletop sanded up so nice and smoothly, a coat of briwax deepened the colors and added a little shine.  The top feels like butta!
reclaimed salvaged wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-sofa-table.html
I love the end result and while this little table is already sitting in my space at the Antique Barn, I think I will have to make another one to keep!
reclaimed salvaged wood sofa table http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappy-sofa-table.html
Find more ideas at Donna's Funky Junk Interiors! and at Miss Mustard Seed's! and at 2805

6 comments:

  1. love it , beautiful- how many projects were you able to do from that scrap wood?

    ReplyDelete
  2. absolutely LOVE it!
    you are very clever.
    love the colours.
    cheryl xox.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful patina! Love the muted colors and distressing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love this! It's so cute. You really should make yourself one. :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is an adorable table! So clever of you! I would be delighted for you to join Potpourri Friday (in progress)! Hope you will come check it out!

    I have just become a friend and follower and hope you will consider doing the same.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Becky! I'm stopping back by to say thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. You participation is appreciated! I hope you will make it a weekly stop!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...