DIY:: Runner table

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!

Materials Needed:

*2 wood planks

*4 legs (I used banisters)

*Paint

*Sander

*Sandpaper

*Stain

*Screws

*Connecting Brackets ("L" Shaped ones and regular flat ones)

*Drill

*Paint Brush

Step 1:

Place the planks of wood next together and connect them using fastening brackets and screws.

Once you're done, it should look like this.

Step 2:

Sand to get any shine off and to make smooth.

Step 3:

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)

Let Dry.

Step 4:

           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!)