November 6, 2012

Can’t stop - won’t stop.

So we made our matching coffee table and end tables set which can be see here, here and here. Mr.B has a table next to his chair and we talked about making him a matching table too. Last week after we had lived with everything for awhile we decided the white table that was by his chair wasn't really fitting in.

Mr.B went through all his scraps and was able to come up with just enough to make a smaller side table for next to his recliner – perfect!

I won’t bore you with the details since we've done it so many times - so here are some pictures. The finished dimensions are 16 5/8” x 22 x 25 5/8" tall.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
Two coats of tea – and then we put it by the coal stove so that it would dry.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
After it dried for awhile – Mr.B put the vinegar oxidizing solution on it.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
The boys got bones that day – so this was happening as we were applying the solution. Why not chew the bone right on our drop cloth?

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
We applied 2 coats of the solution the same we did on everything else so that we would get a consistent shade.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
Mr.B mostly used scraps from the other table and a few other pieces that he had lying around. We were happy to be able to build a 4th table without having to buy anymore supplies except for the angle brackets. The size ended up working out perfectly because we needed something that was more narrow because it goes next to his chair.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
The next day after it had dried Mr.B did 2 coats of paste wax.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
Our magazine basket from Pottery Barn fit under there perfectly – that was Mr.B’s personal touch.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table
Since we didn't do the X detail on these he wanted to do something to make them look different so he in-set the trim boards along the top to give the table some character.

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

The Freckled Redhead - Side Table

We are thrilled with how this came out – and it was only $8 for the angle brackets. How can we not be happy with an $8 table that matches the rest. It is the perfect size for next to chair – all he needs is to be able to place a drink and his phone, nothing major really.

Build any tables recently? We sure have – we can’t wait to start building some other stuff – we're going to focus on our bedroom next woohoo!
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