Want to see what I made during nap time yesterday?? My oldest kids are staying at their grandparents for a few days and the baby took her good, long afternoon nap so I had to utilize this precious time! Know what I mean moms??
I have been loving this table from RH for years now…
With a price tag of over $1000 (YUCK), I had no intentions of ever having one. That was until I stumbled on Ana White’s version!
So, I lovingly passed on my current coffee table to my younger sister and got to work yesterday!
First off, a stop to Lowe’s with one of my favorite “helpers”…
Yah, she was just checking the receipt for me… Not about to eat it at all 😉
I also stopped my Northern Tool to pick up my metal casters. I actually found several online as well but I wanted mine now so I purchased these for $12 a piece. That was the most expensive part of this table but well worth it I think.
I followed Ana’s plan with just a few exceptions…
~For the sides I used 1×10 rather than 1×6. I didn’t want such a low sitting coffee table with my big couch so this gave it an extra 4″.
~ I added an extra 1×6 plank to the top which made the table a bit longer.
~ I made the top planks 3″ longer than the measurement she called for. This gave me a bit of an overhang which is exactly how I wanted it.
~Because I wanted an overhang, I moved the 1×2 braces under the table flush with my sides rather than putting the 3/4″ down. This actually made the entire table much easier to build I think!
~ I also used 2×4 for the wheel supports on the bottom. I had some extra, plus they are cheaper and stronger.
So here are a few pictures of my steps…
I used Gorilla Wood Glue for everything and actually used a 2″ nailer to hold everything together. It’s sturdy!
These are the planks lined up for the top of the table. I bought the knottiest wood I could find to make it look older and shatier 🙂
This is a picture of the finished underside of the table just before I flipped it to stain it!
And here it is ready to be stained!
I actually stained it last night and will be putting the polycrylic on it this morning before I attach my wheels.
The wheels got a little revamping as well…
Here they are drying after I sprayed them all with a coat of Rust-Oleum Black spray paint. Woohoo!
I promise… This is super easy to build! She actually has you use screws so if you have a drill you can build this baby! Easy! I had the entire thing done in the 2 hours it took E to nap!
Oh, I almost forgot. Total cost out of my pocket… Less than $85! That is $10 less than the quoted shipping cost on RH’s version!
Want to see it all finished??? Me too! I will share that with you guys in my next post :-)! Have a great Wednesday! I’m off to get more done!!