I needed a side table for my porch. So what do you do when you need something and can't find what you want? You make it!
I started with 2- 1"x3"x8" planks of common board (around $1 each at Home Depot)
I cut them down into
4- 17.5" long
4- 12" long
Of course then I sanded them down.
I used my work bench to help hold the boards steady as I screwed all the pieces together.
I used 1 1/4" wood screws and wood glue to hold them all together.
Here are my two table legs screwed together.
Then I needed a top. I used 1 - 1"x6"x6' common board plank (around $2.50 at Home Depot). Then I cut that down to 3- 22" lengths. Then sanded those.
I decided to paint the legs white and stain the top in a dark Jocabean color by Minwax.
Then it was time to attached the legs to the top. I started with the middle stained wood board and worked my way to the outside top boards.
I used 3 screws in each leg to attach the legs to the top.
And there you have it! My new porch side table! Made to the exact size I wanted.
Now we have a nice place to put our drinks while we are out enjoying the beautiful weather!
And yes, it only cost me about $5.00 in lumber and about 1 1/2 hours of my time (plus about an hour of waiting on paint to dry).
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