This scrap wood side table is awesome! If you’re like us, you likely hold on to odds and ends from various projects. This is a great way to use up some of the wood from your scrap pile. We love how all the different stains look together!

Scrap Wood Table

Because this is a scrap wood project, the wood you use can be adjusted based on what’s in your pile. Here’s what was used for this particular scrap wood side table:

  • 4 – 4×4’s cut at 23″
  • 2 – 4×4’s cut at 14″
  • 1 – 4×4 cut at 20.5″
  • 4 – 2×4’s cut at 14″
  • 3 – 2×4’s cut at 20.5″
  • 8 – 1×4’s cut at 20.5″

To make your scrap wood side table, first cut the scrap wood to size. Then sand each piece of wood with 120 grit sandpaper. Use your artistic license and stain your wood to your preference. Once the wood is dry, arrange it in a pattern to your liking.

Scrap Wood Table

Next assemble the sides of your scrap wood side table. The 14″ 2×4 pieces are going to be the inside pieces that attach to the 23″ 4×4 legs. Drill pocket holes on each side of the inside pieces.

Scrap wood table

Now assemble the top. To do this you will want to attach the boards along one side of the table. Pre-drill holes and use 2-1/2″ wood screws for the 2x4s and 1-1/4″ screws for the 1x4s. Make sure to keep checking that the top is level.

Scrap Wood Table

Scrap Wood Table

Once your scrap wood table top is complete its time for final assembly. Using 2-1/2″ wood screws, attach the other set of legs. The final 14″ 4x4s will be used as the sturdy base at the bottom of the scrap wood side table. Drill 4 pocket holes on one side of both of the pieces. Then install these lateral support beams using 2-1/2″ pocket screws. Step back and admire your gorgeous new scrap wood side table!

Scrap Wood Side Table

Source: Rogue Engineer

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