Do you have projects that you procrastinate completing and then wish you had made it sooner?
This sofa table was like that for me. I had the plan, the wood sitting in the garage and even the lamp ready but without any motivation to complete it when in reality it was quite simple to make.
I love the look of a table behind the couch and had made one in our last house too. It’s a nice spot to put a lamp for reading light and also to make displays with seasonal branches.
- 2″x 12″ Pine Board – Cut to Size
- Kreg Jig for Pocket Holes
- Wood Glue
- Chisel to Roughen Edges of Wood
- Wood Stain
I was able to use one 2″ x 12″ x 12′ pine board that was wide enough to hold the lamp and would be the perfect fit with our house. As with all my other projects I had the wood cut at Home Depot.
To assemble it I used my Kreg Jig to drill pocket holes. I only have a few basic tools and the Kreg Jig has been the best investment that I have used countless times.
These are the stains I used, a mix of what I already had from previous projects.
Here is what the room looked like before I painted the walls and fireplace.
The last part of the project was fixing up the lamp. The glaze was uneven and a bit chipped so I coated it with a layer or homemade chalk paint (which works for everything!) In an off-white.
Sometimes making a table the right size is easier and less expensive than buying one and the materials may be better quality too.