Since Mid-Century Modern has been trending these days, we wanted to build something in this style. While browsing through some furniture ideas on the internet we came across this simple side table from West Elm. It was the perfect project to try out the mid-century modern look. Hope you enjoy!
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- 7/32 x 24 x 48″ Underlayment
- 3/16″ and 1/4″ thick will work fine as well
- 3/4 x 24 x 48″ Plywood (Paint grade)
- 1 x 8 x 18″ (Cool wood for drawer front)
- Actual dimensions: 3/4″ x 7-1/4″ x 18″
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
- 1-1/4″ Wood Screws
- Drawer Pull
- 14″ Drawer Slides
- 8″ Table Legs and 12″ Cleats
- Or 1″ Wooden Dowel which is what I used (not the sturdiest option)
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How to build a mid-century modern side table
Free DIY plans showing you exactly how to build a mid-century modern side table. No woodworking experience required.
Before moving on to step 3, go ahead and stain the drawer front and legs as well as paint the box. I used semi-gloss white paint for the box and Carrington wood stain by Rustoleum for the drawer front and legs. You’ll notice that the legs and drawer front are different shades, that’s because the woods where different colors to begin with. The drawer front was a piece of reclaimed wood that I had left over from the reclaimed wood console table and the legs were new 1″ pine dowels.
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!