I love when I find random pieces of wood at the Restore for dirt cheap. I wanted to make a cute runner's table for an entry way and decided this once shoe rack (I'm assuming) would do just the trick. I also found some fun banisters for the legs! Overall I'm pretty stoked with how it turned out. I got everything at the Habitat for Humanities ReStore in Orem which costed me a total of $17.50 (including the hardware and paint)
Let's get started!
*2 wood planks
*4 legs (I used banisters)
*Connecting Brackets ("L" Shaped ones and regular flat ones)
Place the planks of wood next together and connect them using fastening brackets and screws.
Once you're done, it should look like this.
Sand to get any shine off and to make smooth.
Stain and/or Paint your wood including the legs.
(I decided to stain it with a coffee colored stain then add a little plum paint to give it a rich black cherry color)
Attach the legs to your wood using the "L" shaped brackets,
decorate and ENJOY!
(For a fun alternative, try painting the carved design on the wood legs a metallic color like shown on the above left leg. As you can see it gives it a little more flare and charm! Now I'm off to paint the other 3 legs!)