DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Benchright Side Table

She did it again!  Our sweet friend Ana designed inspired plans for the Pottery Barn Benchwright Side Tables!  I thought they would be the perfect addition to the Tryde Coffee Table I built for our living room.

With Ana’s plans, I built two for $25 each!

Here are some pics of my build process:)

I followed Ana’s advice and tied a string around a nail to draw my guide circle. This made cutting the table tops very easy!  I used my Dremel Trio to cut the circles.

You do not have to use the Kreg Jig pocket hole system to build these tables but it DOES make it easier to build and very sturdy!

To finish, I sprayed a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Heirloom White spary paint,

distressed the edges with 80-grit sandpaper and followed with a tiny bit of Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut Stain.

I’m so in love with these unique-looking tables:)

and I love how they play off of my Tryde Coffee Table!


I was very intimidated to build these tables because of the round tops and angled legs.  I am so glad that I didn’t shy away because I learned a lot during the build process and I now have two great side tables to show off at only $25 each!  For the Benchright Side Table plans click HERE!

If you love these, I would LOVE pins below!

Thanks so much:)


  • Marisa Braungart

    I’ve already made one of these, and I am on my second. Do you have any suggestions on how to drill the top side aprons in? I’ve been having trouble with this part.

  • Anne Curwen

    Oh I love these tables! Love coming across new things on your site that I’ve never seen before

  • Will P

    Any advice on how to drill the pocket holes on the side aprons?

  • Christine

    I am certainly going to make these as side tables for our guest bedroom!

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  • Lisa

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Hopefully my hubby can make these for me! Kudos to you for doing it yourself! Awesome job!

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  • These tables look great! I think I’d end up with a major disaster, haha 🙂 I was wondering if you’d tell me what these white flowers are you have featured in so many of your photos?

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  • Great job on the table, I am like you, I do not like circles or angles! May have to give this a try though!

  • Marco

    what kind of wood did you use to make them? i love them!! so much cheaper than PB and looks a lot nicer !!!

  • The tables are fabulous!! I love Ana-White plans and what you do with them. I’m pinning as soon as I’m done typing. I used one of your previous projects for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation gifts; I’m posting on my blog after Mother’s Day (I’ll include a link to give credit where credit is due)! Y’all are great; I look forward to your next post.
    – Tammy

  • Kellie

    Terrific Table! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • what a great side table! Please come over and visit for a chance to win an Annie Sloan book!

  • Megan

    Okay, I’ve decided that I am going to steal your house. Lol. I love everything you make, and I am sooo jealous <3 I need more tools so I can whip out a pair of these awesome end tables!

  • These side tables are fabulous and for a total of fifty bucks! That’s awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • June

    Very, very cute!

  • OH MY GOSH these are so amazing!!!! you did a FABULOUS job!

  • So adorable! I need to remember this when we start to redo our living room.

  • Love it! Wish I were more handy with wood tools.

  • Amazing!!! So cool that you have gorgeous end tables for only $50!

  • melissa m.

    Lovvve these! You really can’t beat $50 for two vs $349 for one! Not to mention, these are way cuter than PB’s! *pinned*