Monday, October 31, 2011

my new "hand crafted" sofa table

BOO!
Hello everyone. Happy Halloween to you all! I want to share a sofa table I made a few weeks ago. Remember me telling you that we recently built a shop and there was wood left over-(a dream come true). Well I was looking in a PB magazine and saw this chunky sofa table and loved it but not the price so I made my own. Excuse that there is no hardware on the "drawers" (my faux drawers) yet but I haven't found any I really like yet.
here it is all finished.
 I used 2- 2x4s for the legs and 2-2x6s for the front sides,drawers and top.

 After a LOT of sanding with the belt sander I used a hand sander to make it smooth, the stained it with my favorite Minwax Walnut stain and then with Minwax Finnishing wax for protection.
 I did not fill in the screw holes I likes how they made it fell more old and rustic, gives it some character. And the fact that I distressed it by beating the table with a hammer and some screws imprints makes the exposed screw heads look awesome.
I used some L brackets to ensure sturdiness-(is that a word) It was pretty secure already but you cant be to safe. This thing is chunky and a bit heavy. My hubby said as we were moving it down stairs-

"now this table is going to stay down her for a while right??"
please! like I ever move things around!! ha ha ha

 mmmmmmmmmmm look at that corner... lovely
so there she is and she is so happy in our basement. I am so excited to decorate her for Christmas YES people I said Christmas!! I said BOO and Christmas in the same post!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lindsay

95 comments:

  1. Ok there are just too many cute things that you make and put in your home. Time to make me something that I can put in my home :) You are so very talented!

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  2. Oh my goodness, I just had to show this to hubby and demand he make one for me! This is great, you did such a wonderful job!

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  3. LOVE THE TABLE, GENIUS! i thought the top pic was the table you saw in potterybarn.

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  4. What a awesome piece you built...I love building my own pieces it means way more and its usually cheaper.

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  5. WOW!!!! This is a stunning piece you made. Very impressive. I have to show my husband this. We need a kitchen island badly and just can never find anything we like. This is a very inspirational piece and we LOVe PB!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I Love, Love, Love the table. I really want to make one. Would you be willing to share the measurements? I also like how you decorated with antler sheds. My husband is a huge hunter and is always bringing them home - now I have an idea of what to do with them:)
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  7. Rachel,
    the measurements are:
    legs legnth-31 1/2inches
    table top legnth-58 inches
    table top width-27 1/2 inches
    table width-26 1/2 inches
    table width- 57 inches
    I will try to draw up a sketch of this and put the measurments on it for you this week.

    Jen-
    Something like this would be awesome as a kitchen island. Don't be afraid to just try building something like this it really was not that hard, and I m not a mighty builder. Let me know how things turn out..
    Thanks for all the wonderful comments, you guys are so nice :)

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    1. Did you ever draw up a sketch of the table? (ex: what measurements the pcs are)I might can figure it out by the above dimensions but I might also completely screw it up!
      I am forcing my husband to make this for me, I just bought the rod from Rod Iron Works :-)

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    2. I saw that you put the measurements up for someone but I also had a few questions. Did you use any wood glue to secure the wood together plus nails? And did you really only use 2 2x4's and 2 2x6's to complete this whole project? It looks like it would need more wood than what you had layed out but I've been wrong before. This piece is beautiful and I am begging my husband to make this for me!

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  8. WOW!! GOOD for YOU! GORGEOUS sofa table!

    Deborah (happily visiting from http://cardsandthings.blogspot.com...hope you'll stop by too...)

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  9. You did a wonderful job on your sofa table. Oh, if I had your talent!

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  10. Lindsay! I love it!!! U do such a great job at building things:) makes me wish we had a house so I could fill it with "LG furniture"~ lol;-) forget PB! Love the walnut stain too.

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  11. Absolutely love it! I've been looking for an entry table and this would be perfect! Can't wait to see the look on my husbands face when I say I'm going to build my own! Would love to have you share at my link party going on right now!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  12. You did SUCH an awesome job on this table!! I absolutely love it!! I featured you today!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/11/five-feature-friday-16.html

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  13. I love the table and I also LOVE the picture frames & rod above it! where can I get that?!

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    1. http://rodworks.com/ MAILORDER!!!!!

      Loooooove their site!

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    2. Where did you get the curvy curtain rod?

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  14. Jillian-
    The rod is from ROD WORKS In Utah. But beware you'll fall in love with all their stuff. I'm not sure if they have stores in other states.

    Thanks for all you kind comments. I have the best followers EVER!! Thanks for stopping by :)
    Lindsay

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  15. Stumbled across this on Pinterest and love it! What a great job!

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  16. Love it...and by the way, what color is the wall painted? I love it!

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  17. Jenny-
    The wall color is VENTANA toned down a few shades lighter from PRATT & LAMBERT brand.

    Thanks,
    Lindsay

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  18. Love love love this sofa table! You should make me one!! :)

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  19. I love the picture frame and rod!!! How did you come up with that idea.its stunning and id love something like that in my home.

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  20. You've been featured

    http://itssoverycheri.com/2011/11/06/saturday-showcase-11-6-2011/

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  21. This is amazing! I love every single thing about this project! And you have decorated so well on it. I am going to feature this tomorrow on Southern Lovely for Show & Share.

    Ps--I love your name. :) My name is Lindsay as well. :)

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  22. I love the curtain rod/photo frames. Checking out rod works now. Can you share how you suspended the photos? I would love to try it in our living room. Until my boys end up knocking it off the wall. :)

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  23. What sort of wood did you use for the top? It is great. I have been thinking of making a table like this.

    Benita

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  24. Very pretty! I'm impressed you made it! Here from Pinterest.

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  25. What a great table!
    Great Job!

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  26. Just wanted to let you know I featured you! Feel free to come grab a featured button! http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/11/show-share-12-features.html

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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  27. Girl...this is so awesome, I could just spit....I love it. So pretty and what a GREAT job you did on it.
    I'm about to be your newest follower..come by and see the little table I did...click on the BLUE link to see how we did it...(I have not a crafty bone in my entire olden body...but I had fun doing this one). :))
    xo bj

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  28. YAY...I am your 200th follower....let's celebrate. :))

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  29. love this - great job! Where did you get your rod to hang the photos? LOVE THAT!

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  30. Great Blog, I found you via Pinterest.com You have been getting repinned like crazy.
    I do have the same question as the person before me. Where did you get your rod to hand the photos. I have been crazy searching the internet and can't get anything even close. Please share!

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  31. The pictures are hanging from a Rod From ROD WORKS the stores are located only in Utah, Las Vegas NV and Gilbert AZ. I will post this on my picture on pinteret too.

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  32. Your sofa table is gorgeous and I love the frames on the wall! I found you through Craptastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. How cool is this?? What a beautiful table and a great tutorial. I am featuring tomorrow at my linky party. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  34. Just bought the pieces of wood from Home Depot this morning. I am making this my weekend project! Thanks for the great idea!

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  35. I love the table, but I really LOVE the pictures hanging above the table. Is that a DIY??? I would love to be able to do that!!! Thanks and great job on the table!!!!!

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  36. You are amazing! You have inspired me to make our own tables...and I can't wait to share with everyone I know!

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  37. Found Rod Works, but I am here on the east coast and they do not sell online. I know they are not a curtain rod, since they dip up and down so do you have any idea what they might have referenced them as? Thanks so much. Also found you on pinterest and will be adding your blog to my list of ones I follow.

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  38. I LOVE this table. I want to do something similar in my living room but make it into a coffee table and if I'm really motivated possible two smaller end tables. What type of wood did you use?

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  39. Love this table - awesome job. Found you on Pinterest!

    If you follow other blogs I'd love for you to follow me.
    http://mommieagainblog.blogspot.com

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  40. Could you share what you used for the top piece?

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  41. Pamela, Hey I think you are referring to the top of the table. I used 2x6's. five of them. but you can use whatever size you want.

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  42. A little off topic but what is the rod piece you have pictures hanging from above this cool table? Something made or bought? Your decorations are awesome!

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  43. My husband and I are making this table over the holidays. We have just finished putting it together and are now ready to put the stain on. We both love the stain color you have used. We tried putting a little stain on a scrap that we had and we can’t seem to get it at all dark like yours. We have tried many different walnut stains (special walnut, dark walnut ...) Do you have any suggestions? I really like it to look rich and dark like yours. What are your tricks?

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  44. Sweetheart, you Re officially my hero......wonderful table!

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  45. I really love what you did here, everything looks amazing! Can you tell us how you hung the photos and do they lay flat on the wall?

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  46. What's the color on your walls?? Love

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  47. Lindsay~ Did you use tongue and groove on the top or did you just lay them next to each other?

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  48. Alisha-I used a foam brush to apply the stain it goes on way thicker than if you use a paint brush.

    Jenn-The color of my walls is VENTANNA from Pratt & Lambert.

    ktsgirl- I just layer the board next to each other.

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  49. Just made this today! Love your website Lindsay. We made some adjustments so it would fit as an entry table and put a shelf on the bottom. It just needs to be stained...tomorrow's project.
    Thanks for the ideas.
    Karen

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  50. I just love the pictures hanging from the curtain rod! Where did you find the curtain rod?

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  51. Love your stuff what's even better is my husband likes it too. And even better I live less then 5 min. From Rod Works!!!

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  52. Could you please share the measurements? Id love to do this but dont have a ton of tools. What did y

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  53. I found you off of pinterest.. I LOVE this table!! by chance can you give me the lengths of the 2x4's to build it? i would love to make this and im sure it would be easier if I knew how long to cut the wood. Also.. the top... is it also 2x4's?

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  54. Are the picture frames you used 8x10?

    Thanks
    heather_jane@cox.net

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  55. I absolutely love this table :) I was wondering if you could give me how many of each measurement that needs to be cut. For instance you have the table width is 58in. how many do I cut that length. Also I don't see a measurement for your drawers. Thanks so much I can't wait to make this :)

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  56. Rod Words does indeed sell online. Here's the website: http://www.rodworks.com/catalog/

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  57. How did you hang the rod, so that the rod doesn't stick out and the pictures don't turn?:) btw gorgeous piece!:)

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  58. How did you hang the rod, so that the rod doesn't stick out and the pictures don't turn?:) btw gorgeous piece!:)

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  59. I want to do the curtain rod in our living room...where did you find such a cute rod?

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  60. You did get all your building patterns from ana white.com right? Give credit where credit is due.

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  61. I have been looking for a sofa table for the longest time. This is exactly what I want!!!! Great job. What kind of wood did you use?

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  62. I love this table, looks a lot like the library table my MIL has. I've never found one I could afford, now I might just be able to have one after all. Thank you for the tutorial!

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  63. Just Beautiful.... Where did you get the table runner and the topary trees from???

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  64. Fabulous job! I have a hand me down dresser than has nicks and scratches on the top...been planning on sanding it but do you think the paint you used would cover those? Or am I stuck having to sand?

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  65. What was the total cost of this project?

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  66. Extraordinary work you folks are doing with this webpage.
    cheap corner sofa

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  67. I can feel the fulfillment when you do something from scratch! It can take some time in doing it but the achievement you can get at the end is priceless! Because you did it yourself, you have a feeling that you need to give it some extra care also

    Patrick Tan

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  68.  Very Very good and usable post. Thank's to share your experience with us. I will try to remember these tips in my blog commenting task.

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  69. I'm trying to recreate this look. What size are the picture frames you used? Thanks!

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  70. what a beautiful sofa table, This is a stunning piece you made. Very impressive.Top quality furniture company

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  72. My hubby is making this table for me right now Iam excited to get it done! Thanks for sharing and love all your work :) iam in Utah and have been wanting to get to rod works Iam for sure gonna go now

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  73. My hubby is making this table for me right now Iam excited to get it done. Thanks for sharing, love your work. Iam in Utah and have wanted to get to Rod Works for a long time I for sure am going now

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    1. Kim, You will love Rod Works it is the best store for unique home décor! Have fun decorating and thanks for stopping by :)
      Lindsay

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  74. Your sofa table is gorgeous and I love the frames on the wall! I found you through Craptastic. Thanks for sharing!EXPRESS BEDZ

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  75. I was wondering if you could help me out, anyone?! I am trying to hang my photos from the curtain rod, however they want to go sideways. Any thoughts on how to make them straight?

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    1. Don't hang the frames by the ribbon. Use command strips or a nail and just tape the ribbon to the back of the frame.

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  76. Love this! Curious as to what kind of wood you used??? Thanks

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  77. I just love the way you hung the photos from the metal rod. What size photos are they? I have a rod very similar to yours and could not get it to look just right. Love your page.

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