Scrap Industrial Side Table

Scrap wood projects are always one of my favorite things, but add an awesome industrial finish to the base and you hit it out of the park! I just love the modern industrial look of this side table. Be sure to check out how I created the finish of the base here.

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 How to build a Scrap Industrial Side Table

Step 1: Cut Wood

  • 2 1×3’s at 21″
  • 3 1×4’s at 21″
  • 1 1×6 at 21″
  • 4 2×2’s at 22 1/2″
  • 8 2×2’s at 16 1/2″

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Wood for the base.

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Wood for the top.

Step 2: Assemble Top

Using the kreg jig drill pocket holes as shown below.

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Assemble top using 2 1/4″ pocket hole screws.

Step 3: Assemble Base

Drill pocket holes on each side of the 16 1/4″ 2×2’s. Scrap Industrial Step 2

Attach 16 1/2″ 2×2’s to the 21″ 2×2 legs to form a cube base.

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Step 4: Finish Top

Sand the table top smooth with 220 girt sand paper.

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Clean area free from debris, using a stain rag apply danish oil and allow to dry. Since I used a variety of wood the danish oil highlighted each perfectly.

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Step 5: Finish Base

To give this table an industrial look, I used a faux corroded iron finish. This finish is much easier to achieve then you think, just click here to see exactly how to achieve this look.

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This awesome little side table found the perfect home in my sons room. Scrap wood and experimenting with a new finish turned out pretty successful! Hope you enjoyed!

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Questions? Comments?

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