Making a sofa table! (?)
posted Jan 7 2013 1:25PM
When my hour long on-line search for a sofa table turned up fruitless, I decided to make one. FUN! With no experience or plan, I jumped in my car and headed to Lowe's.
Because my husband is always supportive of pretty much everything I do, I didn't share my plans with him. He would have smiled and said something perfect like "That's what I love about you…you'll just make one!" But all the while, he'd probably be thinking: "Oh God,
Jenna. Please don't do that."
I picked up some 2x2x6's for the legs (2 inches x 2 inches x 6 feet) … and cut them in ½. I got some L brackets and leg brackets, some 1x2 inch trim…AND…to avoid having to use the router to "pretty up" the edges of the sofa table, I bought a step (!) for $10! Yeah – like for stairs. It was better wood, cheaper, already rounded, and the PERFECT size!!! Who know, right?
Always a fan of my own double standards, I laid everything out on the family room floor… an offense I would NEVER let my husband commit…but it was so cold outside this weekend! I made sure I cut the trim to the proper length (leaving a ½ lip around the edge). Then I attached the legs & placed the table under the mirror when it will reside – just to make sure it's the right size. PERFECT! 36" tall, 12 " deep, 48" long. FUN! My handsome husband cut grooves in the trim to set on top of the leg brackets so the legs would be flush with the trim.
THEN…because it's such a tall table, we cut squares in a 2nd piece of wood (step) to add as a bottom shelf and provide stability. THEN, I spend about an hour filling in all of the gaps & seams with wood filler (which required a trip to Ace, bc I didn't think of THAT at Lowe's) … and that's where I am so far J I will prime and paint it today…Black Satin Finish.