View Full Version : Small Table from Scraps

Mike L
08-28-2017, 09:53 PM
Built this earlier this year as a sample of what I wanted to replace our current sofa end tables with. 34" X 16 1/2" X 25"


Made from scraps of 3/4" & 2" x 2" pine, and the top & shelf are 1/2" MDF torn from some set of shelves years ago and stored in a dark corner. Every mistake made - from incorrectly fitted joints to paint runs - can be seen in the photo :lol: :lol:

Glued and pocket screwed (Kregg) joints. Supports more than 300#, too.

If SWMBO changes her mind and wants new end tables in that style I'll make them from oak.

08-28-2017, 10:09 PM
Very nice ... simple and functional. All mistakes are really good things ... everyone who sees this in the future will know it's not a run of the mill mass produced table but something that was made by hand. Personally I like all the little mistakes that abound in any of my projects for just that reason ...sort of like my gray hairs. I earned every one. :lol:

08-29-2017, 05:19 AM
Yes, I agree.
A nice simple sturdy piece, extra points for recycling.
Thanks for sharing.