I have an office that is in the middle of being furnished. I would like to get a futon or day bed of some sort to have in there, and I need to get some prints up on the walls. I knew for awhile that I was going to need some sort of small table in that room, and I really hoped that it would be one that could double as both an end table for the futon and a table for my sewing machine. I also knew that the size I was looking for would be tough to find, and that finding one with adjustable legs (for the different heights that I would need) would be next to impossible.
So on a whim I decided to build a table. Now, I stopped taking woods classes after grade 9, so my skills are slim to none. But after my guy found that Ikea sells adjustable table legs, it was just a matter of buying the wood from Home Depot and getting them to cut it to size.
A quick sanding job and a couple of coats of paint later, and I was ready to attach said legs. Without going into great detail of how I jumped the gun and overlooked some pretty important pieces of hardware - and my guy's total and absolute patience after making another unnecessary trip to Home Depot - he helped me attach the legs and taught me how to use a drill at the same time. I adore that man.
The finished table isn't perfect - it turns out the piece of wood I bought wasn't totally flat - but I made it and I love it. And it's sturdy, which is the important thing. Since the room is still not organized, the table is currently a holding place for any and all important paperwork....so it can take some weight. Good thing.
|The underside of the table with the adjustable legs from Ikea.|