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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Mark Cleat Position

Make a pencil mark on the wall where the wood cleat will be attached. The easiest way to determine where it should go is to measure the thickness of the bench top because the bottom side of the bench top will sit directly on the wood cleat.

Measure Opening

Flip the bench over and measure the opening on the cut edge of the bench. This measurement will determine what size wood cleat you will need.

Attach Cleat(s)

Attach a small, chunky piece of wood to wall using an electric drill and screwdriver. First, pre-drill a hole, then drive a wood screw through the wood cleat into the wall.

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