Construct a Geometric Wood Side Table

Construct a Geometric Wood Side Table

Bringing Geometric Charm to Your Living Space

Have you ever found yourself strolling through a furniture showroom, mesmerized by the clean lines and captivating geometric designs adorning the side tables? Well, my friend, today is your lucky day! I’m about to show you how you can bring that same level of geometric charm into your own living space by constructing a stunning DIY geometric wood side table.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – “But Tylynn, I’m not a professional woodworker. How on earth am I supposed to pull off a complicated-looking geometric design?” Fear not, my novice-but-eager-to-learn DIYer, for I have a secret to share: this project is way simpler than it appears. With a few basic tools and a little bit of patience, you’ll be well on your way to crafting a side table that will have your friends and family asking, “Where on earth did you find that?”

The Inspiration: A Geometric Masterpiece

It all started a few months ago when I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, as one does, and came across the most incredible geometric wood art table. I’m talking clean lines, bold angles, and a finish that just screamed, “I belong in a modern farmhouse-meets-industrial chic living room.” Naturally, I had to find out how to make one for myself.

After some digging, I stumbled upon an amazing tutorial over at DIY Huntress. The step-by-step instructions were so clear and easy to follow, I knew I had to give it a try. And let me tell you, the end result was nothing short of a geometric masterpiece.

Tackling the Build: Step-by-Step

Alright, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of how to construct your very own geometric wood side table. Don’t worry, I’ll break it down in a way that even the most novice of woodworkers can understand.

Gathering the Supplies

First things first, let’s make sure you have everything you need to get this project started. You’ll want to gather the following:

  • 4 pieces of 1x3x96″ common boards
  • 2 pieces of 1x2x96″ common boards
  • 1 piece of 1/2″ x 2″ x 4″ plywood
  • Wood glue
  • Wood stain (I used Minwax Jacobean)
  • Wood sealer
  • Wood putty
  • Hairpin legs (I used 16″ tall ones from DIY Hairpin Legs)
  • Basic power tools like a miter saw, circular saw, and sander

Cutting the Pieces

Alright, time to put those power tools to work! Start by cutting your plywood to size – for my table, I went with a 20″ x 40″ rectangle. Next, slice up those 1×3 boards into 40″ long strips. You’ll need a total of 8 of these.

Now, here’s where the magic happens. Grab one of the leftover 1×3 pieces and make a 45-degree cut on one end. This will be your template for creating the geometric pattern on the tabletop.

Designing the Tabletop

Lay out your 8 wooden strips on top of the plywood and start playing with the placement. Once you’ve got a design you love, use that 45-degree template to start tracing the cut lines. Make sure to measure all your inner angles from the outside in on both ends to keep everything perfectly centered.

After you’ve traced all your lines, it’s time to break out the miter saw again and start cutting along those 45-degree markings. Be sure to do one line at a time to avoid any mix-ups.

Assembling the Table

Now for the fun part – putting it all together! Start by sanding down the faces and edges of your freshly cut pieces to give them a nice, smooth finish. Then, grab your wood stain and paint or stain the pieces to your desired color. I went with a classic Jacobean stain, but the options are endless.

Once the stain is dry, it’s time to start assembling the tabletop. Using wood glue or a nail gun, attach the wooden strips to the plywood base. Be extra careful to line everything up perfectly.

Adding the Finishing Touches

With the tabletop assembled, it’s time to tackle the borders. I created mine using 45-degree mitered corners for a sleek, modern look. Attach these bad boys with a nail gun and fill in any holes with wood putty.

The final step? Attaching the hairpin legs. This is where those sturdy, good-looking legs from DIY Hairpin Legs come in handy. All it took was a few screws to get them securely in place.

After a quick sanding and sealing of the entire table, you’re ready to style your new geometric masterpiece and show it off to the world. Or, you know, just enjoy it from the comfort of your own living room. Your call!

A Table Worth Swooning Over

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty darn proud of how this geometric wood side table turned out. What started as a simple scroll through Instagram has now become a stunning piece of functional art that I can’t wait to showcase in my timber-built living room.

The best part? The entire process, from start to finish, was surprisingly straightforward. With a little bit of patience and a whole lot of excitement, I was able to transform a few basic lumber pieces into a side table that looks like it belongs in the pages of a high-end home decor magazine.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your power tools, round up your supplies, and let’s get to work on bringing some geometric charm into your living space. Trust me, your future self (and guests) will thank you.


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