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DIY Twisty Side Table

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Need a new side table? How about one that is totally twisted? No, like seriously twisted?
You've got to check this one out!
I had seen several DIY Bloggers post about a "One Board Challenge." You could only use a 1x8x8ft board for the lumber, but you could make anything you wanted. I told me husband that "I am totally doing this!"
I thought for weeks about what to build, and finally decided on a "twisty table."
Full details on the build can be found on the blog link.
First I cut two pieces to use as the "legs." I made a jig to help me cut them at the right angle.
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I measured multiple times to get the jig and the table saw set up right. This was tedious. There may have been an easier way to do this haha! I ran the boards through the table saw using the jig.
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Then, I had four triangles of wood to assemble together.
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Then I lined everything up and measured how long I needed the tops and bottom to be. I put these on after everything was lined up and fitted together right.
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I stained the table and brought it inside. I was afraid it was going to be too tall, but it is just about perfect height for beside my chair. By the way, I bought this chair at "trade day" a few years ago and recovered it. I have had so many people try to buy it from me, but it's my favorite, so I am keeping it :)
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Isn't this little table adorable? Please ignore the dust bunnies...I've been busy in the shop and haven't vacuumed in....let's not discuss details.
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Hope you enjoyed the making of this twisty table as much as I did :) Trust me, you couldn't have...I had so much fun making this!

To see more: http://www.woodshopdiaries.com/2015/10/05/twisty-table/

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 5, 2015

    i am in the market for small side tables and I LOVE these so much! I'e never done anything like this before so I'm researching woodworking in my area to see if there's anywhere I can go and get help. Thank you for posting - sent to my fiance he is equally impressed, btw. :)

    • Z
      Z
      on Oct 6, 2015

      @Miriam I LOL You'll get there. I do understand that not everything we want to do happens right away. Do you have access to a table saw?

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 5, 2015

    Wow this is amazing! Such a cool piece!

    • Woodshop Diaries
      Woodshop Diaries Mayfield, KY
      on Oct 5, 2015

      @Hannah V Thank you! I really wanted to build something "off the wall" and unique. I think this fit that description pretty well haha. I'm just surprised it actually worked!

  • Dee
    Dee Canada
    on Oct 5, 2015

    I have a twisty table carved out of one piece of wood, which I totally love. I have often wished I had a lower one What you have done is a fabulous remake that is so affordable and doable, with the same 'feel'. I hope to make a set of plant stands using your pattern.

  • Donna Hugley
    Donna Hugley Rockport, TX
    on Oct 5, 2015

    A woman and her power tools is a wondrous thing!

  • Vikki
    Vikki Chesapeake, VA
    on Oct 5, 2015

    Wow! That's really innovative. A humdinger of an idea and then to actually put it into practice. What a super job!

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