Working with some fence scraps from the neighbor, I built this fun sofa table. Again, as with the little red stool/bench, I had no real plan when I started other than I knew I wanted to build a table of some sort. I get so involved in what I am building I rarely remember to take process pictures, but I will try to tell you the steps I took to build this.
I decided on a sofa or entry table so I first built a rectangle from 2 x 4's. I added the legs on the outside of the rectangle so that I would have a space between them for scrapy painted wood.
When building tables or benches, a lower shelf always helps for support, so I added a piece of wood perpendicular to the legs. I then decided I wanted pieced together wood scraps on the top so I added 2 x 4's inside the rectangle, screwing these in from the outer side of the 2 x 4 rectangle.
I found the pieces I wanted for the top, cut them to size and used a nail gun to attach both these and the bottom shelf.
The wood for the tabletop sanded up so nice and smoothly, a coat of briwax deepened the colors and added a little shine. The top feels like butta!
I love the end result and while this little table is already sitting in my space at the Antique Barn, I think I will have to make another one to keep!