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:)



  1. Marisa Braungart on August 10, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    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.

    • on July 29, 2018 at 11:35 am

      ???????? Use the plans at www. for this project like I did – highly recommended you check those out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha????????

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  2. Anne Curwen on January 7, 2015 at 7:36 am

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

  3. Will P on January 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm

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

  4. Christine on August 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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

  5. Lisa on March 31, 2013 at 10:27 am

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

  6. vintagegypsy on August 14, 2012 at 11:16 am


  7. Jill on June 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    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?

  8. Jeff McClure on May 3, 2012 at 8:48 am

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

  9. Marco on May 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm

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

  10. Tammy on May 2, 2012 at 6:23 am

    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

  11. Kellie on May 2, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Terrific Table! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. Ele on May 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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

  13. Megan on May 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    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!

  14. Cheryl on May 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm

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

  15. June on May 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Very, very cute!

  16. molly on May 1, 2012 at 11:41 am

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

  17. Jess on May 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

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

  18. Lisa on May 1, 2012 at 10:29 am

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

  19. Brook @ BeingBrook on May 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

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

  20. melissa m. on May 1, 2012 at 10:11 am

    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*

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