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Would you make your own table?

Posted by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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 I saw this in The Stir - If you DIY, what do you think of this table?

Make Your Own Table With Only These 3 Things

Posted by Gabrielle Blair
on August 26, 2011
 

When I come across a DIY furniture project, I can't help adding up all the materials and tools and calculating the cost of making one vs. buying one already made. Sometimes, buying a finished product is easier, faster, and cheaper.

But I think these hairpin leg tables are an exception. Three items. That's all you need! A slab of wood cut to your dimensions at Home Depot, hairpin legs, and a screwdriver. Done and done. I'm so impressed with the final look of all these projects, I now want to make a table, bench, or desk for every room in my house.

Here's a simple coffee table from Erin Jane. Perfect for a game of Uno.

And a lovely craft desk from Kate Miss. She stained the wood.

This is a weathered entry bench by Angela Ferdig. I love how thick the slab of wood is.

What about this wood plank table from Hindsvik Blog? I would definitely want this in a country house.

Seems doable, right? Some of these projects were done for as little as $30! Definitely worth a try.

Would you make your own table?


by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM
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SalmonBerry87
by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 3:10 PM
I like the idea but the look is too clean/futuristic for my tastes.
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SpiritedDragon
by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 3:26 PM

I love the entry bench.  That would look so cute in my house.  I will have to look into that.  I have been remodeling my house as I have the cash.  Trying to get rid of everything that reminded me of when I was married.  Thank you for sharing!!!  

mommaGof3
by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 4:36 PM
I probably would! It seems rather easy. Maybe more when my kids are gone so I can keep it nice but I'd be willing to try
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johnny4ever
by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 6:17 PM

sure!

chrissysnow22
by on Aug. 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM
It looks nice! If I needed a table I would.
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TaeTaeLove
by Bronze Member on Aug. 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Definately. Very cute, and you could make it match just about any decor. I might try to find an improvement on the legs though. Maybe wrapping or plastering them or something?
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zboys
by on Aug. 28, 2011 at 4:10 PM

The entry bench is not bad.

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