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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- long, old bench (approximately 6 feet long)
- 2 small chunks of scrap wood
- measuring tape
- electric jigsaw
- 2-1/2" wood screws
- electric drill
- electric screwdriver
- protective eyewear
Find a Bench
Scour yard sales and flea markets for a solid wood bench that's approximately six feet long.
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.
Repurpose a shutter into a cottage-style console table that will add interest and soften the hard lines of the back side of any...