Over the summer, I fell in love with West Elm’s Fluted Side Table, but not so much the price. I knew it couldn’t be that hard to build this beautiful table for a whole lot less than the $179 sticker price. And I was right! Sharing yet another easy DIY dupe today! Let’s go build a side table (or maybe two 🙂 ).
HOW TO MAKE A FLUTED SIDE TABLE
(Instructions are based on the following dimensions: 24″ Tall; 18″ tabletop diameter; 8″ diameter base)
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8″ Sono Tube (Sakrete) (Should be able to get two table bases out of this)
Half-Round Moulding (53 @ 24″ each needed)
18″ Baltic Plywood Circle (the cheapest one I found was at Menards)
Paint or Stain
Poly (This is a great water-based indoor/outdoor poly)
A quick look at all of the materials needed. (You’ll notice Water Guard in the picture below…My table was going outside on my patio, so I chose to use this product…you could use outdoor poly or this Olympic product–either works great!)….
Step One: Cut Sono Tube
Using heavy duty scissors or a utility knife, cut your Sono Tube to the height you want it. I cut mine to 24″.
Step Two: Cut half-round moulding
Cut half-round moulding @ 24″. (Need 53 strips)
Step Three: Attach moulding to tube
Using wood glue, clamps and nail gun, attach half-round moulding to sono tube. (Note: My moulding sticks out a little farther than my sono tube…this is not necessary-I had cut my sono tube shorter than I wanted the table).
Work your way around til you have covered all of the Sono Tube with moulding….
Step Four: Attach tabletop to base
Using wood glue, attach your table top to the base of your table. (Blog Fail: forgot to take a picture of this step–Sorry!). Place something heavy on it and let dry.
Step Five: Paint/Poly
I stained my table base with Varathane Golden Oak Stain
Stained the top with Varathane Ebony Stain
Add a couple coats of Poly and VOILA!!!
She’s ready to go!
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So many places your new fluted side table can go….
Wasn’t that so simple? Have questions? Comment below and I’ll get right back with you! Love helping you guys make these projects your own!
PIN IT FOR LATER….
What’s on the agenda for next week’s post? Be sure to come back next Thursday to see the amazing makeover I did to my mom’s mudroom! The before and afters will blow your mind!!
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Until next week,
Happy Building, Friend!!
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