Learn how to make this easy, stylish side table. I used a magazine rack as the base and added a painted pine board table top.
When I started thinking about this project, I knew I wanted something easy. It’s spring cleaning time, and the grass is growing and needs mowing. Also, I was away from home and the blog for a while, visiting my sister who is recovering from a medical situation. And of course, my husband and kids always need tending to. So I needed an easy project. In fact, I like the idea of easy projects so much that I’m making a new category called “Easy.” These will be projects that can be done fairly quickly and involve mainly painting/staining (as options to your taste) and assembling by screwing or hammering things together.
The Side Table with Magazine Rack project has three parts:
These bamboo legs are made from ordinary garden stakes. I paired them with a fiberboard drawer unit to make a nightstand.
I bought this fiberboard drawer unit at the Container Store for about $20. It’s designed as an organizer for papers. You can find this type of drawer unit in different colors and patterns at many stores. If you want something more durable, look for similar drawer units made of steel or wood. The legs were made from bamboo garden stakes and cost less than a dollar each. (more…)