If you make one of these side tables you will be the only person with one like it. Yours will be your color, your piece of wood, your chosen legs, your height, and so on….customized to how you want it. The top three things I have in mind about the DIY furniture I create are that the furniture is: 1) customizeable, 2) easy to make, and 3) inexpensive. So here are 5 side tables I made this year that cost less than $25 to make and can be made by people without much experience or expensive tools. They are all customizable in ways that I describe in the posts and in other ways you think of. Please feel free to share your version of any of these side tables in the comments section, or e-mail me photo(s), and I will put together a “brag” post. (This goes for any of my tutorials.)
Upcycle some wood shims! This wood shim wall art is made of ordinary 16-inch construction cedar wood shims glued together.
I’m back from vacation and ready to make more furniture and decor! Let’s get to it!
- 16 inch wood shims
- Titebond 3 (or another wood glue)
- four bar clamps (length depends the length of your shim wood art)
- 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…)