52 responses

  1. Amanda
    December 31, 2010

    this is great! i was just thinking that i needed a side table to put next the my craft desk, and then wallah here's your post. awesome!

  2. Liz
    December 31, 2010

    Two words: YOU. ROCK.

  3. Christine
    December 31, 2010

    this is so cool! I can't wait to get the collection of power tools all in one place so I can do this too!

  4. Creative Decor by Brooke
    December 31, 2010

    I made one like that a few months ago. They are simple and very versitile. Love the color of yours.
    Brooke

  5. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys
    January 1, 2011

    Terrific! What is the name of the color?

  6. Stacy
    January 1, 2011

    I have been getting emails about the color. I had some baby blue left over from my little boy's room and then I added green craft paint until I had the color I wanted. Sorry! I wish I could just give you a name :)

  7. C’est Magnifique
    January 1, 2011

    This is such a cute little table and you make it look SO easy! I may attempt this in the spring… when it warms up a little bit! Gotta get a nail gun though! :)

    Tania

  8. Sparta Savings
    January 1, 2011

    What a great job! I'm trying to think how I can convince my Mr. Right to do some of these for me!

  9. Sharon
    January 2, 2011

    Love it. Would you mind telling me what kind of brad nailer you have? It is something simple to use? I would love to purchase something similar. Thanks.

  10. Stacy
    January 2, 2011

    The brand is Porter Cable and I love it! It is so easy to use. It is my favorite tool. I am always looking for things to nail together just so I can use it :)

  11. Sharon
    January 2, 2011

    Thank you. Is there a size specification or do I just look for a brad nailer? Are there different sizes of brads? As you can see I am tool illiterate, but I love to put things together and would like to try building some things.
    Sharon

  12. Stacy
    January 2, 2011

    It is just a brad nailer. I could give a model number but I bought mine so long ago that I am sure they have updated models now. It uses nails (brads) any where from 5/8 of an inch to 1 1/4 inch. I use those two sizes the most. 1" is handy too though. It depends on the thickness of the wood you are nailing. I hope that helped! Mine came with a nice manual with pictures. I am sure there are video online to watch as well. Thanks!

  13. Sharon
    January 2, 2011

    Thanks Stacy

  14. simplydesigning.blogspot.com
    January 3, 2011

    This is beautiful! I am so impressed!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Ashley
    http://www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

  15. Lynzee
    January 3, 2011

    Super cute table! I'm going to show this post to Micah for sure. :)

  16. Jonie Marie
    January 5, 2011

    Love this! I may have to give it a try.

  17. Kelli
    January 5, 2011

    I love it! I want to make one. I just need to get my hands on some tools. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Tanya
    January 5, 2011

    Very cute! I'm a new follower.

  19. Raine and Sage
    January 5, 2011

    This is an excellent project. Well done it looks fabulous! Sonia

  20. Krista Haws
    January 6, 2011

    SO cute! Good job! I want to know where you got that topiary! (Or if you made it) I love it! I'm a new follower too! :)

  21. Stacy
    January 6, 2011

    Thanks! I made the topiary. A stick from my backyard, moss from the craft store, and styrofoam balls. I stuck the stick through then I glue gunned the moss to the balls. I added a little glue to where the stick went through the balls to keep it secure. Super easy project :)

  22. Your Holiness Queen Tatahana
    January 6, 2011

    Hi I was all engrossed in you photos and how you made that really cute table in that fab color. I was impressed that you had your hair back and the safety goggles on. And the work clothes…..and then I see you are barefoot. I laughed so hard at that. i think after that I will have to check back more often because that is definitely something that I would do. Great minds think alike as they say.
    Thanks for that

  23. Stacy
    January 6, 2011

    HA! I know. I have a thing with shoes. I get teased all the time for not wearing them. I know I should. I wear them when I work outside but it was too tempting this time since I was in my warm basement. Thanks for your comment :)

  24. Kristina
    January 6, 2011

    Hi! I came over from U create to see your awesome side table. I of course love the table, but what I really want to comment on is your sweatshirt. Utah State! Hey! Aggies all the way!! :)

  25. Ty, Whit & Bree
    January 13, 2011

    Hi, I LOVE the table and I am interested in making it. I am just wondering about how much it cost you in supplies? Thanks.

    • Cappie
      April 16, 2014

      I broke the price of mine down and it came to 17.92. I made mine out of ash though.

  26. Stacy
    January 13, 2011

    I can't find my paper where I broke it all down but I know it was less than $20.00 per table. I made 6 at a time to sell on esty so I don't know if it would be different if you were buying supplies for just one. The boards I used made 2 18×18 tables with a 12" peice left that I used to make a 12×18 table. The price of wood depends on where you live as well.

  27. Ty, Whit & Bree
    January 13, 2011

    Thank You. I can't wait to tackle this project!

  28. Kristen Duke Photography
    January 13, 2011

    LOVE this and i am so ready to tackle the project but SO intimidated by power tools!!!

  29. Kira =]
    March 7, 2011

    Just moved the oldest into her own room. Then moved all the furniture around to get the final layout. And she needs a side table. Remembered I saw a tutorial on your page. So here I am.

    Thank you for the measurements! We're off to Lowes. They give me the funniest looks there. I guess they don't many housewives with kids in tow buying wood for her own projects. Little do they realize I'm not Just a housewife. =]

  30. Mary
    March 11, 2011

    Love it. I want to build my own simple kitchen island – will use your idea to expand on. Thanks for sharing this!

  31. Jen
    March 20, 2011

    Love this! I featured it on my blog today, feel free to check it out!
    Jen

    http://jen-simplyliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/stuff-i-like-sunday-7-8.html

  32. Kira =]
    July 27, 2011

    Having internet problems. Could you/I make this into a downloadable pdf?

  33. Merryn
    September 5, 2011

    This is great. I needed a side table. I am just divorced and my ex-husband was the wood working enthusiast, but now I want to do something for myself. Thanks for your post. I am going to make this!! Thank you.

  34. Jenn
    September 19, 2011

    I love it! I’ve been needing a small craft table in my tiny craft room that is 18×23 inches but really tall- I am just going to have to make one from this tutorial! Thanks!

  35. Amanda
    January 8, 2012

    I came across your blog yesterday and I set out to Lowe’s for wood. I’m using your tutorial to build myself a side table for my dining room. I’ve got the base of it put together already and I’m so excited to see the finished table. This is my first wood project without help from someone else! Thanks for the great how to!

  36. s broersma
    January 17, 2012

    Stacy, what the hell are you doing sawing and nailing wood in bare feet??? You got the goggles on…that’s good…how about some protection for your feet!! One of these day’s you’re going to regret not wearing them. There. You’ve been warned! Sorry to sound like your Dad ;)

  37. Michelle
    September 5, 2012

    I love the fact that you are working barefooted. Oh yeah, love the simplicity of the table, too.

  38. jess™
    October 9, 2012

    Love the table, super simple instructions and great pics. I’m a barefoot enthusiast too and have been scolded for the same thing! Only I was cutting ceramic tiles with a wet saw, safety goggles on and toes naked. I stumbled on your blog on accident trying to figure out how to assemble a table without ugly nails or screws….thank you for the lovely blogs, I’ll be back often!

  39. Natasha
    May 8, 2013

    my dad build stuff all the time its very simple to build anything you just need the right measurments and when your finished just put a coat of something over it mabye paint or whatever you prefer.

  40. kathleen
    July 18, 2013

    Hi, any chance you have a shopping list & cutting list for this table?

  41. amy
    August 8, 2013

    Awesome! About how much did the wood cost you all together?

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    March 25, 2014

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  43. Stephanie
    June 1, 2014

    This was my afternoon project. A little wider and taller, but definitely used your instructions. It saved me a trip to Ikea and some $. Thanks!

  44. Dusty Lynch
    July 17, 2014

    Looks great. Yes, girls can build. I’m going to make this. I can’t find a table the dimensions I need. And, I get to show my boys about building.

  45. Katrina
    February 5, 2015

    I made this side table and it came out great. Thank you

  46. Katrina
    March 9, 2015

    I made this table and it came out wonderfully. Thanks

  47. Rosa Williams
    June 27, 2015

    That is a Beautiful table and it looks so easy to make, my grandbaby’s are needing bed side table’s ,I can’t wait to start
    this project Great Job !! Rosa

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