Remember my DIY Pallet Coffee Table? TodayI bring you another DIY project. How is it food related? Well, I partially build this Sofa Table so that I could have a place to rest cups/glasses/plates when I eat my dinner sitting on the couch and watching TV.
The project actually started when I noticed that my AC unit was leaking. Oh the joys of home ownership! I had to move my couch away from the window and make sure the hardwood floor was ok. And then I decided to use the space between the couch and the window wall and build the sofa table!!
So I took a few measurements, asked my friend Cindy to drive me to Home Depot, and got to work.
What you need: wood, L brackets, screws, sand paper, electric screwdriver (I already had one), wood stain and gloss. I bought wood glue, but could not figure out how to open it, so it did not get used. I also bought little "feet" to put on the bottom of the table in order not to scratch my floors.
Here's what I did:
1) sand all wood pieces
2) attach the feet to the bottom of the pieces that would be the legs for the sofa table
3) pre-drill the holes for L brackets and then attach them to the top and leg pieces of the sofa table
Do you like my little assembly line??!! Doing this project inside my condo was not easy, but not having another option I managed.
4) stain the tables
5) apply the gloss finish (I had to do this multiple times even though the fumes were horrendous)
So now I have a place to set my dishes and to display my plants/flowers!
You can barely see the table looking straight at the window. At first it bothered me a bit, but now I'm completely used to it.