I LOVE my new sewing table. DIY tutorial courtesy of my husband!
Talk about a serious sewing table. I love this thing!
My husband had an idea years ago when I had my store to make display tables out of old doors. A shabby chic way of making them. Originally, this is what he did and you can do it too.
2 old doors, paint each according to preference. (white and periwinkle blue) shown above.
2" and 3" screws
a 2x4 for braces.
8 large "L" brackets
Choose one door for your table top, the other for the legs. The top and bottom of the door chosen for the legs is the most stable so use those ends for your footings.
Basically you can cut about 12" out of the middle of the door using for the legs. This depends on the height of the door. I measured 30" from the top of the door and cut straight across, and 30" from the bottom and cut again. Leaving a 12" section from the middle.
Attach the "legs" to the door that will serve as the top of your table using your "L" brackets, 4 for each door. You'll do 2 on one side and 2 on the other. Here is the picture of the braces underneath.
I painted the braces and brackets to match the table.
Use the 2x4 for added stability. Cut 2 12" pieces to create the "L" then cut a vertical brace with a 45 degree cut on both ends. Use your 2 and 3 inch screws to secure 2x4 braces. You will need to screw throw the top of the table but if you sink the screw slightly, you can add putty and paint over.
On old doors it may be necessary to pre-drill all holes to prevent splintering!
I LOVE power tools!
You have a table!
It was thrifty and you did it yourself!
Now, you tell me, how easy is that!
Tip: try to find old doors for the top that are solid, flat and have few recessed areas!