• 18’’x24’’ Piece of brass
  • 3/4'' pine plywood (18'' X 23'')
  • (4) 4”x4” pieces of lumber, 18’' long (any type of wood you would like)
  • (2) Galvanized pipes (8” long)
  • (2) Galvanized pipes (12” long)
  • Brass tacks for trim
  • Adhesive
  • 5/8'' wood screws
  • Pencil
  • Drill


1.     Measure your couch from the floor to the top of the arm. (Your end table should be no lower than 2 – 4 inches from the arm of your couch.  A typical store-bought end table will usually run anywhere from 22” - 30” high. You can make it as high or low as you would like…just don’t go above the top of the arm.

2.     Cut legs for table from 4''x4'' lumber into 18'' pieces.

3.     Measure 4'' from the bottom of the legs, mark with pencil on two sides. 

4.     Drill flanges on inner facing legs bellow mark to 6 of the 8 sides.

5.     Screw in galvanized pipes to legs saving. 

6.     Drill final 2 flanges to legs.

7.     Place plywood top on legs and measure equal distance on each side.

8.     Drill plywood top to legs. 

9.     Place brass piece on top of table and glue with adhesive. 

10.  Attach brass tacks around edge of top to desired design. (Tip: use needle-nose pliers to hold in place) 

11.  Spray brass top with vinegar and add salt. Let elements sit overnight. 

12.  Optional: Paint or stain legs and edges of top.

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