Industrial Sofa Table
I moved my furniture around in my family room and placed my sofa so it’s back was facing our kitchen. I needed a table to put behind the sofa and was inspired by a table I saw on Wayfair. I wanted an industrial look but I wanted to make it out of wood and just add metal accents. I also knew I wanted to and to the table, to give it a really worn, weathered feel.
I also found a table on Shanty to Chic so I combined those two tables to make exactly what I was looking for.
So I went to my favorite store - Lowe’s and to my favorite aisle - Lumber! I bought:
9 - 2” x 4” x 8’ for the legs and the fronts of the shelves
3 - 1” x 12” x 8’ for the shelves.
I began by measuring my 2” x 4”s. I wanted the table to be as high as my sofa which is 34” but the wheels that I bought were 4” high so I to cut 6 boards 30” for the legs.
For each shelf, I needed to to join the boards securely together. They are marked by the black dots.
As you see in this picture, two 2” x 4” x 32-3/4” boards were laid on either side of the 1” x 12”.
Leave a space in between the boards where the middle leg will fit. On either end, there is a space where the outer legs will fit.
again, I also cut 12, 2” x 4”, 32-3/4” for the sides of my shelves.
I cut my 1” x 12” x 8’ into 70“ pieces for three shelves. The table would be 70” in length which is a little bit longer than my sofa.
To add pocket holes, I used a Kreg Jig. There are lots of ways to if you don't have the piece.
A-I marked the holes
B-Placed the jig on to mark and clamped it to the board
E-And screwed the boards together.
Once the table was assembled, I sanded it. After sanding, I wiped the entire table with a damp cloth and allowed it to dry.
While it was drying, I added the wheels to the bottom .
Once the boards were assembled, it was time to put the table together. I began by laying three of the legs onto my work surface. I then laid the bottom shelf aligning the boards to the legs.
Using the that I made, I screwed the legs into the shelf.
While the table dried, I spray painted these corner brackets black. This is exactly what I wanted to give me table that accent of metal.
I using Rustoeum stain in Gray. I applied the stain and then wiped away the excess.
I wanted to give the table a more antique finish , so once the stain was dry, I used Valspar Sealing Wax. I applied it with a brush and wiped away the excess.
I allowed the table to dry an hour.
Here is my finished table. I love everything about it and it’s perfect for my space. The corner brackets and the wheels add that touch of industrial and the gray stain looks great. Now my husband wants me to make a matching end table. Look for that post soon - lol.
Once the table and the brackets were dry, I screwed the brackets to the four corners of the table. I left the screws silver which I think really shows them off for that industrial feel.
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Ruth McAlpin on Mar 08, 2019
Love this.. looks galvanized
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