How to Make an Accent Table

14 Materials
$150
2 Days
Easy

Today I will be talking about the DIY for this accent table. Often when decorating our homes, we need a specific piece for a specific space which makes it hard to find. So, then, why not create it ourselves? Would you dare build it? Building original furniture for your house doesn’t have to be complicated. You just have to have some imagination, good taste and some basic skills. In this article I will be showing you how to make an accent table.

how to make an accent table
Cut the wood and make a simple rectangular box. You can use nails or screws. I used a nail gun. It doesn’t matter if you can see the fasteners, as the piece will be painted and covered later.
how to make an accent table
how to make an accent table
Paint the box your favorite color. Next, we wanted some texture, so we decided to use Acrylic Clear Premium Prismatic Lighting Panel (fluorescent light cover). We painted the part that would then be affixed to the table (the rough side) the same color as our table.
how to make an accent table
how to make an accent table
This is what it will look like when you flip it to its smooth side.
how to make an accent table
Once dried, we cut them the same size as our table sides and top. We then used Loctite Power Grab Express glue to attach the acrylic to the table.
how to make an accent table
We used a trowel to spread the glue evenly.
how to make an accent table
Then affixed the Acrylic Clear Premium Prismatic Lighting Panel to the box.
how to make an accent table
In the meantime, we will be measuring and cutting the ½” aluminum angle bar which will be covering the edges of the table. With a hacksaw we mitered the corners to make them fit nice and tight. We used superglue to adhere it to the table.
how to make an accent table
We used 1”x 6” wood to make the legs. We cut them the desired length/width (two pieces), the used the router to give it a decorative look. We attached them together (decorative edge side to decorative edge side). Then we painted them with silver spray paint.
how to make an accent table
We used these Heavy Duty Top Plate and matching Hanger Bolts to attach the legs.
how to make an accent table
how to make an accent table
And this is the result! Hope you enjoyed this project.
how to make an accent table
how to make an accent table
If you like this table , you going to love the other one we made from a tree trunk slab, press HERE to see the tutorial and how beautiful it turned out.
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  • Sandra Brosius
    on Apr 28, 2019

    So beautiful. Love what you did! Being the wife of an electrician...he would have added lights inside with a dimmer. This way you can turn off the overhead lights in the room and have a softer glow.You can also add a system to have changing color lights as well.

    • Tracey
      on Apr 30, 2019

      My thoughts exactly, I was waiting for the wow effect with lights. I don't get making this huge a chunk of furniture with no storage either??

  • Gwen Bessire Eversole
    on Apr 28, 2019

    You knocked it out of the park, very high end look! I am, however, swooning over that live edge table 😍😍! Gorgeous! You are very talented!

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