Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DIY Easy 2x4 Bedside Table

30 Days of DIY Projects 2 Make Us Thankful

Project 29


This is the twenty ninth post of our series of projects to make us thankful for DIY.  Be sure to check back everyday during the month of November for new simple and easy DIY projects.

It's our way of saying Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at
Simply Easy DIY!



If you're familiar with those end tables that are called "decorator table" then you will know well how flimsy they can be.

At one time I admit that I had two of them serving as bedside tables. They each had a cloth covering that you could match up to the colors in your decor and you could swap it out periodcially out if you wanted to.

An added bonus was that under that covering you could stash away clutter. We even had books stacked underneath.

They served their purpose and we used them for several years.

Over time, the peg legs on the table didn't fit so neatly in their sockets after going through several moves.

Then, children came along and wanted to "hide" out under the covering on the table. The space is limited and they'd topple over the table, lamp, and other things on it each time.

Fortunately the lamps never were broken in this process.

After awhile though, we were dreaming of more formal furniture. Specifically, something that had a shelf or a drawer and wasn't so easily knocked over.

At the time, we went with a cabinet style one that was purchased from a furniture store. Thinking back on it, these easily doable bedside tables that Brittaney shares would have been perfect for our need and much better for the budget.

DIY Easy 2x4 Bedside Table:









Cuts:

You should always measure to fit your specific space and expectations. In the project that Brittaney shares, the cuts measure as follows:

Top:
5 2x4's cut to 24 inches

Legs:
4 2x4's cut to 20 inches
4 2x4's cut to 12.5 inches
4 2x4's cut to 11.5 inches (2x4's ripped in half)

Bottom:
4 2x4's cut to 15 inches

Final Thoughts

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We hope you will return to Simply Easy DIY everyday through the month of November for more projects that make us thankful 4 DIY.

Until then!


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