DIY - Easy rustic scaffold board console table or a bench
Today i wanted to introduce you to Lauren from @_thegreyhouse who created this stunning console table - that can also be made into a bench if you use shorter legs - Lauren kindly agreed to show you how she created this simple , custom and very cool piece of furniture - so over to you Lauren x
Every summer holiday I promise myself I’ll be really productive and DIY up a storm - and usually go back to work having done nothing.Not this year!!
My brother happened to give us a scaffold board that he had left over from a job and we had an Amazon voucher to spend so decided to buy a Bosch orbital sander and jigsaw.
I’d already decided I wanted to make a scaffold board side table and was kindly gifted the hairpin legs by a company on Instagram (@thehairpinlegco)
scaffold board / or a piece of wood
hairpin legs in your choice of height - if you planning to put the table over the radiator use 2 legs and 2 L shaped brackets to attach it to the wall on one side
jig saw/ or saw
pencil and measuring tape plus screwdriver and screws
First, we measured the maximum space available and knocked off a couple of cms to account for the skirting board. The jigsaw was perfect for cutting the scaffold board - although next time we’ll probably invest in a work bench and not the bistro table and chairs.
After we’d cut it to size we began sanding. As novice sanders we just used the sanding disc supplied with the sander (100 grit) which worked well enough. We should also probably have used masks as we inhaled so much dust. I finished off the edges with a smaller hand sander and finally a sanding block.
To finish the scaffold we used some left over oil that had been used to treat the kitchen worktops. I’m not sure if it will stay this colour as I want a lighter appearance but it’ll do for now.
Finally, attaching the legs was easy - simply position and screw in place. We were limited with the position due to the width of the scaffold but we’re really pleased with how they look. They came supplied with little rubber feet which click on each hairpin and should help prevent damage to our wooden floors.
Thank you so much Lauren for sharing your fantastic diy with us . ps i also do not have a work bench so van relate re - using the chairs hehehe
If you would like to keep up to date with Lauren diys as well see her stunning home - please give her Instagram a follow here