DIY Sofa Table

I guess you would categorize this table as a sofa table, even though it’s nowhere near a sofa. Side table? Accent table? Whatever you call it, we built this narrow table to hold a few items add and fill some blank space in our master bedroom. The room is rather large and I knew I wanted something under the gallery wall and this piece worked perfectly. Mike built it in an evening and with a coat of stain, it was ready to go.

Easy DIY Side TableHere’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 4 table legs {we got ours on clearance for $1/piece}
  • gray stain
  • 1″x24″x6′ birch wood sheet
  • 1″x2″x6′ birch wood piece
  • kreg jig
  • screws

Mike started by cutting the wood pieces to size. Our table is 15″ wide so he had to rip the sheet down. He used the extra to make an apron underneath. He started by laying all the pieces out together.

master bedroom side table step 2Then he used the Kreg Jig to create pocket holes all around.

master side table kreg jigThen he went back with the drill and screwed the sides to the table top.

master side table step 3Then he attached the legs by screwing them to the apron pieces.

master side table step 4Mike used the kreg jig to create the T shape for the bottom brace. Then he simply glued and clamped the brace to the table legs and let it dry overnight.

master side table step 5Once it was all done, I took some Rustoleum Weathered Gray stain and applied one coat all over.

gray wood stainThis was my first time using gray stain and I absolutely love how it turned out. I’m already trying to dream up some other new builds to use it on:)

master bedroom side table decor


master bedroom gallery wall and bath


master bedroom gallery wall


master bedroom side tableDo you have a use for a skinny table somewhere? Customize an easy and inexpensive one for yourself! This one cost around $50 and took only a couple hours to complete.


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