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diy sofa table

Diy Sofa Table

Such a fantastic idea, Amy! Pertaining to some previous comments, I have an idea for those wanting a rustic/industrial design for their “skinny” sofa table! Using Always Never Done’s existing table top plans, after cutting the 1×6 pine board & 1×2 furring strips to appropriate or desired length, give them an aged, weathered, barnwood rustic look by gently distressing before constructing the table top. (Add dents, scratches, gouges, wood burns,etc..many distressing techniques on Pinterest.) Pick up Amy’s tutorial again, sand the surfaces, apply favorite stain, paint technique, or combination if more “rustic-ness” is needed. You can age and distress the banister rails or get chunkier rails for a more rustic look but, I’m thinking ‘industrial all the way’ and rather than banister rails for the legs, (such an INGENIOUS IDEA, btw), why not use ⓗⓐⓘⓡⓟⓘⓝ ⓛⓔⓖⓢ! You’d have a totally different-looking table using the same smart, simple plans, and still a very easy-to-do DIY that would compliment or coordinate with rustic/industrial design. There are a sites and stores that sell hairpin legs but I’ve noticed they can get a bit pricey. I have 3/8″ copper wire, found it at my local Restore for a steal, just waiting on me to give it purpose. Now, if i can figure out the best way to bend my wire into the shape of hairpin legs (It’s much stronger than the name “wire” let’s on!), then I’ll be taking on this project ASAP! I’m thinking saddle clips to attach the legs to the table and the trim pieces flush together all around since the space for the rails wouldn’t be needed. Other suggestions welcome! Thanks so much for the wonderful idea and tutorial, Amy!
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Diy Sofa Table

Hi Susie, WOW!! I love your sofa table and the really simple instructions:) When the weather turns warmer I am making one, definitely! And may I say, your gallery wall above the sofa is just stunning. Can you teach me how to do that too? Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for sharing at our Wonderful Wednesday Link Party. -Christine at Must Love Home
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Diy Sofa Table

Hi Susie, WOW!! I love your sofa table and the really simple instructions:) When the weather turns warmer I am making one, definitely! And may I say, your gallery wall above the sofa is just stunning. Can you teach me how to do that too? Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for sharing at our Wonderful Wednesday Link Party. -Christine at Must Love Home Reply
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Diy Sofa Table

Thanks so much for this simple diy … My pooch loves to lie on the back cushions on the sofa so that she can see out of the window if we are expecting someone or while I am out … This plays havoc with pushing the cushions out of shape. This is the perfect solution. She can lie on this instead of the cushion & still see out of the window. She’s not so much of a ‘guard’ pooch, but ‘a meet & greet’ pooch … Cavaliers are wonderful, friendly pooches .. but the only way they could ever be considered for guard pooches, is if the sound of barking & jumping up & down for a pat & cuddle was considered a warning …
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Diy Sofa Table

All in all this table cost me about $25.00 to make. Remember I had the legs and the paint products already sitting around so I didn’t have to buy them. But even if I did have to buy that stuff it would have been a fairly inexpensive project considering all the tables I browsed through were ridiculously priced and not well made. I am 100% satisfied with my new little sofa table, suitable for trinkets, treasures, slim lights and of course my morning coffee and night time wine glass!
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Diy Sofa Table

I love this! I have actually been working on plans for a “skinny table” to fit behind my couch too. I have a really big living room that has a fireplace that sits out in the floor. Because of the room shape and all, it is very hard to furnish this room. I have been working on it for almost 2 years now. I think I finally have down what I want to do with it, which includes a skinny table. Funny thing is, I have about 50 of those banister legs in my garage and never thought to use those but on the other hand, I am looking to go more rustic/industrial so that look wouldn’t work anyway. Enjoy your table it looks lovely and I love the way you decorated it!
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Diy Sofa Table

Just started making this table today. Didn’t have the spindles, but they were on clearance at Lowes. I decided to stain the top and paint all the rest before assembling. I’ll do the touchups after I put the piece together. Tomorrow I’ll put the entire table together. Mine’s 8 feet long so I bought 1 additional spindle for the middle of the table length for extra support! Thanks for posting, great idea!
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Diy Sofa Table

wonderful, wonderful. This is so what I need. I have the same set up as yourself ( new chaise sofa for the man of the house) it sits in an alcove with a huge print behind it, (my sofa-not the husband) but it just needs a little something, this is perfect. And now my husband can see what I was trying to convey. Thanks for sharing. You’ve made my day Cheers
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Another similar idea is to “sandwich” a very narrow table between the sofa and the wall, so you can set frames, candles, plants or lamps on it for decoration and function. via alwaysneverdone.
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When I shared the gallery wall makeover in my family room a few days ago, I promised that I’d be back with a tutorial on how we built the table behind our sofa. Just like with all of my projects, this is an easy and inexpensive one.
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Hi Rebecca. I don’t know if it was easier than post legs, but I needed something with solid sides (instead of open legs) since this was going against the wall behind my sofa. In my case, I didn’t think that being able to see under the table from the side would look very good. But, if my couch was floating in the room instead of against the wall, then I probably would have used just regular legs. Then I could have added a bottom shelf to it!
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Hi Rebecca. I don’t know if it was easier than post legs, but I needed something with solid sides (instead of open legs) since this was going against the wall behind my sofa. In my case, I didn’t think that being able to see under the table from the side would look very good. But, if my couch was floating in the room instead of against the wall, then I probably would have used just regular legs. Then I could have added a bottom shelf to it! Reply
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Step 5: Lay the table on the ground, and grab your cedar boards and place them on top of the sides. Make sure the bottom corner of the board is lined up with the bottom corner of the leg, and the top corner is lined up with the top corner where the leg and top meet. Get underneath the plank and mark the angle. My angle was 22.5 degrees. Cut both sides of the board at this angle. I’m not a math genius, but I think this angle might change depending on the height and length you make the table.
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I bought everything today to make this hope all goes well, I love the little plants you have , mine is so the cats stay off the back of the sofa. You did a great job.
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Your table is excellent and just what my husband needs. I just need to persuade him to make one! By the way, did you know that there is a Truro in Great Britain? It is in Cornwall, which is in the South West of England. It is the town where I was born. It is called a city because it has a cathedral but it is a medium sized town by English standards.
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This is awesome! I asked for a jig saw for christmas, so I see one of these in my future. My slight modification might be to build two identical tables that could be placed next to one another instead of one long table. Here’s why: Our sectional is also really long and I think if I make it the full length it will be a difficult piece of furniture to move into or out of the room. And, since it will be behind the couch (invisible except for the top) it won’t be noticeable and having two piece means flexibility if I decide to use them elsewhere later. But, for the small cost, not going to worry about that too much. Thanks!
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Thank you so much, Terri! So glad you like the wall and table. I wish that I could claim that I made that plaid ottoman, but I can’t. It came from Target back before the holidays. The pillows came from Target too. I never noticed how much they look like the ottoman!

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