I am really excited about this project, because it's the first piece of furniture I made all my myself!
From planning it, cutting everything (with my $10 miter saw) and construction, I was going solo.
My husband and I have built everything together thus far, but he's been working 70 - 80 hours a week so the last thing he wants to do when he is home is help me build crap.
So I was a little nervous, and it had it's frustrating parts, but I'm really proud of the outcome.
When I had finished the frame, and measured diagonally corner to corner to check for the table being square, I was sure it would be off, so I did a little dance out of excitement when both diagonals were the same!
SO ON TO THIS TABLE.
My craft/ sewing stuff shares my husband's office.
The room is small to begin with, only 8.5' x 10'.
I'd been sewing on our folding table, which took up too much space and I was practically in the middle of the room, sandwiched between the desk and the cutting table.
So I'd drawn up plans to make a wide, narrow table to try to use the space the best we can.
I'd planned to use 3/4" thick MDF, which is around $35.00 a sheet.
Obviously I could use the rest of it for other projects, but when I saw closet doors (the double bi-fold kind) at the thrift store, I thought it would be an easier, cheaper option for the table top.
So here's my plans if you have an old closet door you'd like to make into a table.
1 closet door (I bought mine for $10 for the bi-fold, so one door was $5.00)
2 2x4's (about $2.50 each)
3 1x4's (about $3-4.50 each)
screws, glue, sandpaper, primer, paint
3. Make Leg Boxes
Screw the legs and 2 supports into 2 boxes