Easy DIY Side Table with Magazine Rack

Really easy-to-make DIY side table, mid-century modern style.

Learn how to make this easy, stylish side table.  I used a magazine rack as the base and added a painted pine board table top.


 

An easy DIY furniture project! Mid-Century Modern style side table with a magazine rack.
Easy DIY side table with magazine rack storage.

When I started thinking about this project, I knew I wanted something easy.  It’s spring cleaning time, and the grass is growing and needs mowing.  Also, I was away from home and the blog for a while, visiting my sister who is recovering from a medical situation.  And of course, my husband and kids always need tending to.  So I needed an easy project.  In fact, I like the idea of easy projects so much that I’m making a new category called “Easy.”  These will be projects that can be done fairly quickly and involve mainly painting/staining (as options to your taste) and assembling by screwing or hammering things together.

The Side Table with Magazine Rack project has three parts:

  • Choose and prepare the table top
  • Choose and prepare the magazine rack
  • Attach the table top to the magazine rack

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