This week we borrowed some plans from our friend Brad over at Fix This Build That! We're building an Industrial Side Table to finish our mini Family Room series. This side table has a clear finished top and 2x2's that looks like metal! Watch the video above to see how we made ours and some challenges we encountered along the way!
Cut 4 top panels from the 2x6's to 22”. Drill pocket holes for 2-1/2” pocket hole screws and attach the boards together to form the top. We used 2 - 2x12 boards for our top panels.
Cut 4 top base rails and 4 bottom base rails to 19” using the 2x2's. Drill 2 pocket holes on each end of one face to accept 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Step 3 & 4:
Drill 1/4“ countersink holes 1/4“ deep on the opposite side from pocket holes on the 4 top base rails. Holes should be 5” from each end. Drill 1/8" pilot hole inside the 1/4" pilot hole to prevent splitting when using the pocket hole screws.
Cut 4 legs using the 2x2's to 23-1/2”. Using 2-1/2” pocket holes screws attach 2 legs to a top and bottom base rail to make a side assembly. Pocket holes should be facing outward. Repeat this assembly to make 2 side assemblies.
Use 2 top base rails and 2 bottom base rails to connect the side assemblies from Step 5 using 2-1/2” pocket hole screws.
Sand and finish the base and top before final assembly.
Attach the top to the base using 2-1/2” pocket hole screws through the 8 holes in the top base rails .
And there you have it, our version of Fix This Build That's Industrial Side Table!
Kim & Garrett
We love to make It Ourselves.