This modern entryway table is a quick and inexpensive project almost anyone can do. If you have a drill and screws, you can do it. In one day.
This is what I hoped to accomplish. I envisioned a clean, simple entryway table that’s functional and modern. (via pinterest)
I spent $21 on the boards. Three 1 x 2’s and three 1 x 4’s. Home Depot cut the larger pieces for me. At home, I cut the smaller pieces to make two rectangles.
I drilled pilot holes and used wood glue. Pilot holes are necessary since this type of wood splinters easily. Long pieces are 33 inches, short pieces are 9 inches long.
Next, I glued together the pieces for the top. Length: 39 inches.
After I sanded and smoothed the pieces with 80 grit sand paper, I painted the legs a semi gloss black (leftover paint).
I flipped the top upside down and attached the rectangles with three screws.
Next, I attached the two horizontal pieces to the bottom of the table. Same process: pilot holes, glue, 2 inch screws. The two long pieces are 35 inches.
I sealed the top with two coats of General Finishes Satin Polyacrylic. This poly is fast drying, non-yellowing, and water based.
I like the dark and natural wood color contrast.
If you want or need a modern entryway table, I hope you will try this simple tutorial.
Have a great week! xo Sabine