I took my three separate pieces up into my loft where my table will be and put the top piece of mdf on my two bases. I go everything lined up perfectly and then used a 1 1/4″ wood screw on each corner to secure the top. I attached the screws from the underside of my bases so you wouldn’t see them on the top.
I then added my hidden shelves by attaching 1×2 to the sides of my bases. I did two on each side to build 2 shelves.
From the front…
Then I added my shelves. I had some scrap wood for these and did not bother painting it because nobody but me will see it… Whoop!
When I attached my shelves I placed them 1/4″ back from the front of the table. I did this for my next step.
Next I added my bead board. I had leftover from my last table project and I painted it in the garage before attaching it. I cut mine to fit just into my open space and attached it with my nailer to the back of the shelves.
And a look from the backside…
I then added a 1×3 to both the top and the bottom to trim it out. I had scraps in my garage I used.
After attaching my top and bottom I added my sides using 1×2.
I then caulked the trim and painted it to match the blue of the table. I loved it at this point but thought I could chic it up just a bit more!
I bought a $7 wood scroll from Lowe’s and painted it.
After it dried I used my hot glue gun (don’t tell) to attach it to my bead board.
I found baskets at Michael’s 40% off and added them. Now I am ready to add all my junk important crafting supplies
What do you think?!?
I love it!! I made my bottom side shelves just a bit taller than the plans to fit both my sewing machines. It will be so nice to finally get my stuff out of my kitchen, dining room, bedroom and closet