DIY side table with vintage drawer and beams

I bet you are dying right now! And when you find out where these parts came from and how simple this is to make you will be uber jealous! I am so addicted to this guy right now and so excited that I get to share it with you.

Let me give you a little background on this guy. A few weeks ago my business partner and I were at a house, that is about to get demolished, getting the doors and anything we could salvage out before the house came down and dreams were forever ruined.

{ok…maybe just my dreams of saving anything old from destruction, but that counts right!?}

This place was amazing, it had so many rooms, a secret room with a door inside a closet {we saved that tiny door!}, and everywhere you turned there was something that needed to be saved. I even found an old tablet from a woman who lived there. And she wrote her entire family history down in it. (I am determined to figure out who it belongs to and return it!)

In a little nook behind the first set of stairs was this old dresser. It was broken, there was no back to it. It was leaning worse than the leaning tower, but the drawers were beautiful. They were dingy, dirty, scratched and long forgotten about. But the color was to die for and the knobs were remarkably gorgeous So we scooped these bad boys up and threw them into the bed of the truck, gently of course.

Then my hubby managed to shimmy and shake up into the attic, seriously the hole to the attic was so small that we had to bust the ceiling out to make the hole bigger. When we finally managed to get him up there he found these old dirty, soot-covered support beams that were not holding anything up so we tossed those into the truck too. {you should see the number of doors, and fun things we found..I’ll take some pics and show you our treasures soon!}

Do you need to see it again? YES…

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn wood

Are you ready for this simple tutorial full of pics and guides so that you can make your own stand!?

Lets start by cutting down the boards. If you don’t have support beams laying around then grab something sturdy and get to cutting. The drawer was 10 inches tall so I made my legs 20 inches so that it was not too high but not too low either. Just figure out where you are going to put it and how tall you want it to be. Cut your boards so each one is the same length. Easy peasy!

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn wood

 

Do you want to see something else that is stunning Of course you do, I don’t know why I even bother asking ha!

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn wood

Check out the pattern on this old wood! Does that not excite you! No? Just me Ok let’s get back to the project..

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn wood

Next, I found something around the garage that I could sit the drawer on that was the same height as the legs. Then put one leg under it and got the drill and pre drilled holes to screw the leg on.

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn woodTIP: Make sure the bit you use to pre-drill holes is slightly smaller than the screw you are going to be using. This will help it be super snug in the wood making sure it will not fall out easily or loosen up.

Once you have your bit, pre-drill two holes down into the drawer and into the leg. Make sure you space the nails out so that your leg will be sturdy and not wobble. {All of you carpenters out there..do not judge me, this was made in under 30 minutes from start to finish!}

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn wood

 

Then screw your nails into place. Repeat for all 4 legs making sure you line them up and make sure they are level. I used the triangle to make sure they were not tilted before I drilled them together. You can use nails that match the inside of your drawer, use smaller nails and sink them into the wood a tiny bit and cover them with wood putty to hide them, but this thing is rustic to its core so the nails showing just give it more charm as far as I am concerned.

How to make a side coffee table with an antique drawer and barn wood

There you have it! The perfect side table or coffee table! I am so glad I got to salvage these materials and give them new life! What do you think? Is it something you would try making?

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