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by jenna posted Jan 7 2013 1:25PM
When my hour long on-line search for a sofa table turned up fruitless, I decided to make one. FUN! With no experience or plan, I jumped in my car and headed to Lowe's.

Because my husband is always supportive of pretty much everything I do, I didn't share my plans with him. He would have smiled and said something perfect like "That's what I love about you…you'll just make one!" But all the while, he'd probably be thinking: "Oh God,
Jenna. Please don't do that."

I picked up some 2x2x6's for the legs (2 inches x 2 inches x 6 feet) … and cut them in ½. I got some L brackets and leg brackets, some 1x2 inch trim…AND…to avoid having to use the router to "pretty up" the edges of the sofa table, I bought a step (!) for $10! Yeah – like for stairs. It was better wood, cheaper, already rounded, and the PERFECT size!!! Who know, right?



Always a fan of my own double standards, I laid everything out on the family room floor… an offense I would NEVER let my husband commit…but it was so cold outside this weekend! I made sure I cut the trim to the proper length (leaving a ½ lip around the edge). Then I attached the legs & placed the table under the mirror when it will reside – just to make sure it's the right size. PERFECT! 36" tall, 12 " deep, 48" long. FUN! My handsome husband cut grooves in the trim to set on top of the leg brackets so the legs would be flush with the trim.



THEN…because it's such a tall table, we cut squares in a 2nd piece of wood (step) to add as a bottom shelf and provide stability. THEN, I spend about an hour filling in all of the gaps & seams with wood filler (which required a trip to Ace, bc I didn't think of THAT at Lowe's) … and that's where I am so far J I will prime and paint it today…Black Satin Finish.
So EXCITED!!!!
by jenna posted Jan 7 2013 11:43AM
When my hour long on-line search for a sofa table turned up fruitless, I decided to make one.  FUN!  With no experience or plan, I jumped in my car and headed to Lowe’s.  

Because my husband is always supportive of pretty much everything I do, I didn’t share my plans with him.  He would have smiled and said something perfect like “That’s what I love about you…you’ll just make one!”  But all the while, he’d probably be thinking:  “Oh God,
Jenna.  Please don’t do that.”

I picked up some 2x2x6’s for the legs (2 inches x 2 inches x 6 feet) … and cut them in ½.  I got some L brackets and leg brackets, some 1x2 inch trim…AND…to avoid having to use the router to “pretty up” the edges of the sofa table, I bought a step (!) for $10!  Yeah – like for stairs.  It was better wood, cheaper, already rounded, and the PERFECT size!!!  Who know, right?


 
Always a fan of my own double standards, I laid everything out on the family room floor… an offense I would NEVER let my husband commit…but it was so cold outside this weekend!  I made sure I cut the trim to the proper length (leaving a ½ lip around the edge).  Then I attached the legs & placed the table under the mirror when it will reside – just to make sure it’s the right size.  PERFECT!  36” tall, 12 “ deep, 48” long.  FUN!  My handsome husband cut grooves in the trim to set on top of the leg brackets so the legs would be flush with the trim.



THEN…because it’s such a tall table, we cut squares in a 2nd piece of wood (step) to add as a bottom shelf and provide stability.  THEN, I spend about an hour filling in all of the gaps & seams with wood filler (which required a trip to Ace, bc I didn’t think of THAT at Lowe’s) … and that’s where I am so far J  I will prime and paint it today…Black Satin Finish. 
So EXCITED!!!!

 
by Don London posted Jan 2 2013 2:46PM
I'm excited to be working with Closet Factory! They have a free consultation and their web site is amazing at www.closetfactory.com. They work from the floor up and every project is unique.They do so much more than closets too including garages, laundry rooms, offices, entertainment centers and more! I'll be keeping you updated on my own Closet Factory project over the next several weeks with photos, video and more information.
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