Monday

Birch Wood Table DIY


I've been wanting to create this table for months, so I finally bit the bullet and went supply shopping. It only took one afternoon and is such a simple project to make. Here's how it's done:
Supplies: wooden boards, electric hand drill, 16 screws, wood stain, disposable paint brush to apply the stain, birch wood circle slabs (I purchased mine at Michaels Craft Store), heavy duty wood glue.

I started with two boards, 1x36x16 inches. At the hardware store, I had them cut each board into 16x16 inch and 16x20 inch boards. With the longer boards as the sides, I attached them in a rectangular form with four screws attaching each place the boards connected. Because there is no back connecting all  the boards, it's not the most secure structure, causing a slight sway when pushed side to side. But for me it's not an issue that I'm concerned with. If you wish to create a more structured piece, consider adding a back board or a middle shelf!


After you've made the table, stain it! I chose a lighter stain to show off the knots throughout the wood. Once it's dry, place the wooden circles all across the top of the table. You definitely want to lay out all of the pieces before applying the glue in case you need to rearrange them to fit better. Once you've arranged them how you'd like, glue them in place with a heavy duty wood glue.

Happy crafting!

40 comments:

  1. It's a brilliant table. I really love the birch wood circles!

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  2. Ahh this is awesome! I've just signed the contract for a new place for me and my boyfriend and this is the best idea! Especially for a cheap (but awesome) side table.

    www.lovinglykate.blogspot.com

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  3. I love it! I've been thinking about building a new bookshelf so I can toss the crappy walmart one I have.

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  4. Well isn't this just the most beautiful little side table. When I have more room in my home, I will be making a pair of these lovelies. Thank you for the DIY!

    Emory

    helloscarlettblog.com

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  5. So cute! Love your pup just posing beside it haha.

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  6. That looks so good! And your pup is adorable :)

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  7. I love this, I could definitely use this as inspiration and use the circular wood on top for a coffee table... but then knowing my luck I would probably spill tea in the cracks. :/

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  8. This is such a cool idea! It would be cool as a coaster or placemat, too.

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  9. This table is perfect! You did a great job, and your pup is a cutie.

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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  10. kinsey, you're so creative, always. i love this! and would ya look at banjo!? growing straight darn up!

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  11. This looks gorgeous :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  12. It's so pretty :) Really nice idea!

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  13. For stability, you could add some L brackets! :)

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  14. That's beautiful! I love your style! You're so creative!

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  15. I love the quick and simple DIY, but I reeeeeally love the details on the table :) Beautiful styling!

    www.thewhatsinbetween.blogspot.com

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  16. This is so cute! I've been looking for some neat side tables because the ones I have..well, they're not the coolest. I love this one though! So simple and beautiful!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

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  17. DIY's usually intimidate me, but this looks simple enough! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  18. I am in the market for side tables for my new apartment. This design would go perfect with my furniture. Thanks for the idea!

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  19. cute idea!

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. More puppy photos, please! He's getting so big! :)

    Allyson
    Allyson Wonderland Blog

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  21. kinsey! this is so so wonderful, i just might have to actually do this one! and oh how i adore banjo.

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  22. i love this. we might have to make something similar. we need some inn tables.
    (currently using milk crates)

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  23. Wow that actually sounds like something I could do! Looks beautiful!

    www.shygirlloudvoice.com

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  25. great DIY! (stopping over from Merrythought) My four year old daughter's name is Kinsey. Naturally, we love the name!

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  26. Oh my goodness, this table is so cool! LOVE IT!

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  27. Excellent idea- really earthy!

    http://leminy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. What a table? Its amazing! thanks for sharing such a cool table. I really appreciates with your article. wood side table

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