So we recently built this awesome industrial coffee table and loved the way it turned out. With the scrap wood left over from that project and four Rigid Tie Connectors I was able to put together this matching side table in no time. Enjoy!
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- 2 x 4 scrap
- 1 x 8 scrap
- 1 x 4 scrap
- 1 x 2 scrap
- 3/4″ square dowel
- Qty 4: Rigid Tie Connector
- Wood Glue
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 1-1/4″ Strong-Drive wafer head screws
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How to build an Industrial Side Table
Step 1: Cut Wood
- Qty 2: 1×2’s at 19″
- Qty 2: 1×8’s at 19″
- Qty 1: 1×4 at 19″
- Qty 2: 2×4’s at 19″
- Qty 2: 2×4’s at 17″
- Qty 4: 2×4’s at 23″
- Qty 2: 3/4″ square dowel at 21″
Step 2: Finishing
Since I was matching this side table to our awesome coffee table, which used multiple stains and paint, I had to finish each piece of wood individually before assembly.
For this project I used Rust-Oleum Early American, Rust-Oleum Dark Walnut, and Rust-Oleum Carrington.
I then distressed 2 of the board that would be used on the table top using Vaseline, see more on this here. I then painted a coat of Rust-Olem chalked paint in county grey using a foam brush.
Step 3: Assemble Base with Rigid Tie Connectors
Being putting together the base using the Simpson Strong-Tie Rigid Tie connectors.
Step 4: Assemble Table Top
Using the Brad Nailer attach the 3/4″ square wood dowels.
Add wood glue to the top of the 3/4″ dowels and inset the table top. Nail each board into place.
We really love how easy this industrial side was to put together using the Simpson Strong Tie connectors, be sure to check out the matching coffee table.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!