I often find myself searching online looking at furniture and decor on sites that I consider full of unique items. I recently came across the Anthropologie Partridge Garden Table and fell in love. The creative use of old mismatched legs was awesome. Then I saw the price; a mere $ 148.00. As cool as it is, spending that much for a plant stand is way more than I could ever justify. I knew I could make it cheaper and am excited to show you how to make your own!
- 3 different banister Spindles or table legs
- 10″ clock face round
- Wood Glue
- Nail Gun
- Wood Filler
- Painters Tape
- Three different colors of Paint
- Sliding T-Bevel Square
- Miter Saw
- Spray Paint (Rust-Oleum Rustic Mist)
- Spray Paint (High Gloss Sealer)
1. Lay out the spindles and decide which sections will be used for the legs.
2. Cut them all to the same length.
3. Get the leg angle! The legs will need to be on an angle in order for all three to allow the table to stand. Use a sliding t-bevel square to help save the angle by placing the round on top of the square. With the round on top of the square, adjust the handle portion of the square till the desired angle is achieved. Lock the square in place. The handle will act as the leg so that you can get the correct cut.
4. Transfer the angle! Place the square on the table of the saw with the metal portion of the square against the fence. Adjust the miter of the saw until the angle of the blade and the t-bevel square line up. Cut the tops of the spindles.
7. After the glue and wood filler have dried, spray paint the top half of the table. 2-3 coats may be needed to get the desired effect. Allow the paint to dry.
9. Paint each leg a different color. Allow the paint to dry and remove the tape.
10. Apply 1-2 coats of High Gloss Spray Sealer. Let the sealer dry and step back and enjoy your table.
So what do you think, does my knock off garden table make the cut? Not bad for $30, right? This table looks much more delicate than it really is and I adore that about it! Okay, now it’s your turn!
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