Fast Fix: Living Rooms

Build Custom End Tables

Create deep, wall-mounted end tables by cutting a vintage bench in half. The tables take up less floor space and provide ample surface space.

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Materials Needed:

  • long, old bench (approximately 6 feet long)
  • 2 small chunks of scrap wood
  • pencil
  • measuring tape
  • electric jigsaw
  • 2-1/2" wood screws
  • electric drill
  • electric screwdriver
  • level
  • protective eyewear

Find a Bench

Scour yard sales and flea markets for a solid wood bench that's approximately six feet long.

Measure

Using a pencil and measuring tape, make several marks on the top side of the bench, 36 inches from each end of it.

Draw a Line

Connect the marks across the top of the bench using a straight edge.

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