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Tree Stump Side Table with Mix and Match DIY Leg Options

 

DIY live edge side table with three DIY furniture leg options.
DIY live edge side table with three DIY furniture leg options.
DIY live edge side table with three DIY furniture leg options.

The wood for stump tables is affordable (usually free!).  In this post I’ll show you some low-cost, easy-to-make DIY furniture leg options for your stump table.  Of course, the legs can be used in other furniture projects, too!


I don’t have that much carpentry experience, and I’ll tell you a secret–I’m not sure I want too much.  What I mean is, if a furniture piece involves a compound miter saw and a table saw, lots of angled cuts, a long cut list (or any cut list), a pneumatic nailer, or generally something complex, it probably isn’t the project for me.  I admire fellow bloggers who can whip out a big farmhouse table or something similar.  But for many types of furniture builds, I like looking but not doing.  Are any of you in this situation?
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Using Latex Paint To Tint DIY Cement Decor

For all of you concrete/cement enthusiasts, check out the DIY Furniture Studio Concrete and Cement Furniture/Decor/Garden Community Board on Pinterest. If you want to join as a contributor comment “ADD ME” on this pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/500603314815473738/ or email me at jen@diyfurniturestudio.com.

Teal diy succulent planters made with Behr interior paint, Quikcrete anchoring cement, and water

Add some color to your DIY cement decor projects using latex paint as colorant.  Learn how to create unique colorful decor such as succulent planters, bowls, vases, and plates.


DIY cement vases colored with latex paint.
DIY cement vases colored with latex paint.

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Wood Shim Wall Art

 

DIY wood shim wall art.

Upcycle some wood shims! This wood shim wall art is made of ordinary 16-inch construction cedar wood shims glued together.


DIY wood shim wall art.

I’m back from vacation and ready to make more furniture and decor! Let’s get to it!

Supplies/Tools:

  • 16 inch wood shims
  • Titebond 3 (or another wood glue)
  • four bar clamps (length depends the length of your shim wood art)
  • ruler
  • square
  • timer
  • jigsaw
  • sandpaper
  • polyurethane (or another finish)

The 16-inch cedar wood shims I used for this project commonly come in packages of 42 at home improvement stores. I bought four packages (168 total shims) at Menards, but I didn’t use all of these.  After I opened the packages, I sorted them into “keepers” and “other.”  My (more…)

Easy DIY Patriotic Crate Side Table

Make an Easy Crate Side Table.

This easy-to-make rustic side table is made of a wooden crate turned upside down and simple wooden legs that are attached inside the crate. I had fun decorating it with a red, white, and blue theme in honor of the Fourth of July holiday here in the States.  Decorated to your liking, it could be a lovely side table for use in a child’s bedroom, in a nook by the recliner, or even as a plant stand next to a sunny window.


 

DIY patriotic red, white, and blue side table made with a crate turned upside down and wood legs.
DIY crate side table red and white crate with white star.
DIY furniture side table crate.

 

This is an easy DIY furniture project that can be made in less than a day, and that includes paint and glue dry times!  Here we go.

The Easy DIY Patriotic Crate Side Table project has four parts:

  • Cut, sand, and finish the legs
  • Paint and distress the crate
  • Attach the legs to the crate
  • Make the star, paint, and attach to the crate

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Folding X-Base Coffee Table with Metal Tube Legs

Upcycle your TV tray! DIY folding coffee table with x-base legs.

For this DIY project, I upcycled the legs from an inexpensive TV tray table and used two pine stair risers as the table top.


DIY x base folding coffee table made with tray table base and stair risers.

I’m really excited about this x-base coffee table because it folds like a tray table, making it a snap to store when it is not being used.  Wouldn’t this be nice for a small living room–you can get it out when you want it, and put it away when you don’t.

DIY coffee table furniture project x base

Because the entire legs/base is from a tray table, this coffee table is about as sturdy as a tray table.  Keep that in mind, and see if it meets your needs.

Here is my folding coffee table loaded up with about 60 pounds of goods, so I feel okay about putting a laptop on it, and some books, a drink, a remote, and kicking back with my feet on the thing. But I’m not going to sit on it or let my children sit on it (they’re teenagers). You get my point.

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