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7 ways to make a side table

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A side table can make a gorgeous addition to a bedroom, living area or patio and is an achievable project for D.I.Y. beginners.


Find inspiration for an afternoon project with these innovative side tables shared by Bunnings Workshop community members and let us know if we can help with building your own.


1. Travertine side table by @sammilne 


Samantha glued three travertine pavers together to create this stylish side table.


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2. Tiled side table by @lifestylebymari 


Mari constructed this side table using MDF and then covered the panels with tiles.




3. Concrete-look side table by @grounded_design 


Workshop member grounded_design created a clever concrete-look finish to keep this side table light and easy to move around.




4. Oak dowel side table by @lifestylebymari 


Mari created a side table using MDF and covered it in Oak dowels, finishing the design with jute rope around the half-circle trim.


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5. Marble side table by @sammilne 


This marble table is a fantastic beginner project with no tools required. Samantha secured hairpin steel table legs to a marble paver using construction adhesive to create a side table that looks great both indoors or outside.


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6. Hourglass side table by @lieselroberts 


Liesel joined two garden pots together and spread a thick mixture of grout and paint to create this attractive hourglass side table.




7. Side table with terrazzo top by @sammilne 


Samantha repurposed round chopping boards and a terrazzo tabletop to create this side table and covered the base with Tasmanian Oak half-round dowels.




How to create a side table


Follow these step-by-step instructions to create your own side table with wonderful designs shared by the Bunnings team:






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


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