It is my favorite post of the month! The POWER TOOL CHALLENGE.. and this month, the prompt was "Home Decor" projects. 10 bloggers including myself came up with a new home dec project and there were some awesome ideas:
My project was inspired by this $1250 coffee table I saw in the Pottery Barn catalog. I wanted to add a new coffee table to the back yard and this one struck my fancy:
Now I'm not saying that Pottery Barn is overpriced, but I will never buy a coffee table that could cover the cost of a short vacation. So I had to build my own. And by doing so, I saved more than $1000!
Building the Wooden Base:
The base itself is pretty simple. I used 4x4s and 2x4s for the legs, and then I used scrap 2x3s for the supports. To angle the legs I cut them at 15 degree angles on my miter saw, and used pocket holes made with my Kreg Jig to assemble them together.
Now I had the problem of large holes on the outside of the table legs and I didn't get the mortise and tenon look:
Fortunately, all it took to deal with these problems was as little scrap of 1x2 that I cut into 1/2 inch slices.
Finally, because this will be outdoors, I sealed it with with Thompsons Water Seal in a semi-transparent cedar color
Building the Concrete Top:
I love how it looks. More variation than the pottery barn original, but that is okay.
The total cost of my version, with lumber and concrete and hardware was just over $50. Quite the savings!
Now it is YOUR TURN to share a Home Decor DIY project where you used at least one power tool!
The project can be made from anything as at least 1 power tool was used to build it.
The Home Decor Power Tool Project Challenge is open for entries from 3/16 through 3/30 via a linky link up.
Submit an old or new project as long as it's a home decor item.
Anyone can enter, the more the merrier 🙂
Each participant can enter up to 3 projects.
Winners must be 18 or older and live in the US.
The Power Tool Challenge Team and HomeRight will vote on the best project and one winner will be selected. The winner will receive a HomeRight DIY Paint Package which includes a Finish Max Pro Paint Sprayer, Large Paint Shelter and Small Paint Shelter and a Rapid Clean cleaning tool for the Finish Max.
Void where prohibited.
Link up your Power Tool DIY Home Dec Project: