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Travertine side table

Having an Impact
Having an Impact

This simple and affordable D.I.Y. project uses three travertine pavers and glue to create a stylish side table.



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The project


When I saw Geneva Vanderzeil's D.I.Y. travertine side table I knew I had to make one for myself. My family had a beautiful travertine coffee table when I was growing up so this side table made me nostalgic.


I raced out to my local Bunnings to grab the supplies. All you need is three travertine pavers (found in the garden section) and one tube of Selleys Hold Up Construction Adhesive. The whole project cost $66 and only took about 15 minutes to make (plus 48 hours to dry).


I marked out the centre of one paver so everything would be even and then glued the second paver on to create a T shape. I used duct tape to hold it in place while it dried just incase it fell over. I then waited overnight for it to dry before placing the top on.




I measured and marked the pieces so the top was central and balanced, and then simply added glue and placed the top down. I waited 48 hours to make sure it was fully set before moving the table into place.


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Workshop member sammilne repurposed round chopping boards and the terrazzo top from an outdoor table to create this side table, and covered the base with Tasmanian Oak half round dowels.




Workshop member lieselroberts joined two pots and spread a thick mixture of grout and paint to create this attractive hourglass side table.


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For more clever ideas, check out our Top 10 most popular indoor furniture projects.


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