Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood

I am knee deep in Christmas projects--snowmen, signs, snowflakes, etc. BUT, I am trying to hold off sharing anymore Christmas with y'all until November (but I am not making any promises). Plus, I need more than Christmas decor items for an upcoming sale.

I couldn't decide what I wanted to build and then I spied a great slab of barnwood in the corner of the workshop. It is 10" x 24".
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
I decided it would make a perfect small bench or side table.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood


Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
I cut two sides from a more narrow barnwood board. I cut them 17" long. I then cut two braces for the bottom shelf that were 8" long (the width of the side boards). I used a board across the bottom to line up the shelf braces and get them the same distance from the bottom. I secured the braces with two screws in each.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
I painted the sides red before assembling the rest of the bench.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
When the paint was dry, I attached the side to the bench top, drilling at an angle and using a board again to place the sides at the same distance from the ends of the bench top.

I cut two trapezoid shaped braces. These are so important to making the bench sturdy. Attach them on the underside, drilling at an angle.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
The final step is screwing the bottom shelf to the shelf braces.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
I sanded a bit of the red paint off and then used Early American stain over all of it.
Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood
This little bench makes a perfect side table for a book (BUY MY PALLET BOOK SHOWN HERE) and provides an extra seat when you need one. 
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Make a Side Table from Reclaimed Wood

3 comments:

  1. I like it. I would do a light blue or turquoise to it if mine!

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  2. Becky, such a cute reclaimed wood bench! Love it and love the red!

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  3. Well, you sure are handy with a hammer and nails:) Love the cute little bench! On my Bucket List is to learn to use power tools! Keep the great ideas coming!

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