Build this table in 15 minutes and the only tool required is a drill!
I am participating in a one tool challenge, and the only tool that can be used is a drill.
Originally I thought, no problem this will be easy. Then when it came down to it, every project I thought of needed wood cut…GREAT 🙁 . Then I remembered the hardware stores carry edge-glued round boards, perfect for a table top. All you have to do is drill a few holes and attach angle leg plates and ta-da, you have a mid-century modern side table.
How to Build an Easy Mid-Century Modern Side Table
- 1 – 17 3/4″ edge-glued round board (there are lots of different sizes to choose from)
- 3 – 22″ tapered legs (or whatever height you want)
- 3 – table leg angle top plate
- Approximate cost – $31
Mark the location of the table leg plates. I wanted the bottom of the legs to be directly below the table edge, so I placed mine in about 3 7/8″. To divide the circle in thirds, I measured around the outside edge of the circle about 18 5/8″, made a mark then measured in 3 7/8″.
Drill pilot holes in the hole locations. Choose a drill bit that is the same size as the screw shank (solid part).
I painted my table with Amy Howard One Step Paint – Atelier. I painted it directly onto the bare wood, after the first coat I lightly sanded any raised grain. After the first coat the paint went on very smooth, leaving a perfect flat chalky finish.
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