Retro Style Side Table with Legs Made of Wood Shims

Retro style round side table with wood shim tapered legs.

This side table has a mid-century flair with tapered legs that are made out of ordinary cedar wood shims.  I paired the shim legs with a table top made of thin hardboard and a round glass topper.

DIY tapered legs made of wood shims.
retro style round side table with vase of orange flowers

This project has three main parts:

  • Making the wood shim legs
  • Making the table top
  • Assembling the top and legs

Making the Wood Shim Legs

Tools/Supplies: 16″ cedar wood shims, wood glue, bar clamps, miter box/saw, ruler, paper, pencil, sandpaper, palm sander, polyurethane, 3″x 3″ T-braces, drill, screws, screwdriver, level