DIY Sofa Table
I enjoy putting pieces together to make something unique like this sofa table from reclaimed wood and recycled aquarium stand.
Sofa Table From Reclaimed Wood and Metal
Of course I couldn’t put it all together without the technical expertise of my hubby, fondly know as the JTS (Junktion Technical Specialist).
The base for the new table is an aquarium stand I bought at My Favorite Junk Shop.
The top is one side of a drop leaf table. It’s been in my wood stash for years. I did have two of them. We made a project using the other piece but for the life of me I can’t remember what it was. I can’t find it in my files either. Oh, well.
The drop leaf was a tad wide so the JTS cut it with a table saw (no photo). The white board from my wood stash is going to be the bottom shelf.
The JTS measured and cut the bottom boards for me. The only problem is we could only get 4 pieces out of the white board and that wasn’t enough to cover the bottom completely. I was going to space them out and leave gaps between each board but then the JTS came up with a brilliant idea.
He suggested using the board he cut from the drop leaf to finish out the bottom shelf. The board was perfect, I mean it matched the top and everything. I did get a photo of him cutting the extra board. Using a table saw is serious work.
Next we drilled screw holes in the iron stand and attached the table top.
The back of the table top and the cut boards for the bottom shelf all had raw unfinished edges.
I used a Minwax wood finishing cloth to stain the raw edges. They come in handy and are similar to baby wipes in size. Just pull one out of the package and rub it over the wood.
The match wasn’t exact but close enough.
To cover the scratches and renew the wood finish I used Howard’s Feed n Wax. See what a difference it makes?
There was a bit of flaking paint and rust on the aquarium base. I applied clear wax to stop the flaking and to protect the finish.
See how nicely I covered the cut edges of the wood used for the bottom shelf with the wipe on stain. Looks great! What do you think of the table? The JTS did a great job didn’t he. The idea to use the left over board from the drop leaf was genius. Alternating the white and dark boards on the bottom shelf gives the table a designer look.
You guys could make a similar project. Just find some pieces to put together. You don’t need a table saw, a handsaw would do. I bet you have a drill already. Drills are my favorite power tool because they're easy to use and save time. They come in handy for sooo many of our projects.
Have you made a similar project? Share the details. See you tomorrow with a super simple project....no tools required.
More funky tables from Petticoat Junktion. Just click the pink text links to see how we did it.... Rock Star Chalkboard Table
Thanks for being here and have a great day. Kathy