You guys requested it, so today Josh is here to share instructions for this beautiful DIY entryway table. We're loving it in the space. It's been fun to restyle it each week with fresh flowers and thrifted finds. If you make one, please send us photos. We love seeing how you guys change up and customize our projects!
Take it away, Josh!
-2.5" Kreg screws
-1x2s (or you can rip your own)
-220 grit sandpaper
This little hallway table is built like a tank, a very pretty tank! With the right paint color for your space, it will make a great utility and decorative piece that will last nearly forever. It's a breeze to build; if you have a couple hours and the right tools, you can have this built in an afternoon!
Step One: Cut all the pieces that you need.
- Cut four 4x4s 31.5" long.
- If you have a table saw, you can cut some 2x6s into 16.5" lengths, then rip them into 1.5" x 1.5" strips (2x6s are actually 1.5" x 5.5"). Or you can use the 1×2 stripping and cut six 16.5" pieces.
- Cut nine 2x6s into 4' lengths.
Step Two: (Make two mini ladders). Refer to Figure B in the diagram for the layout. Best thing to do would be to screw in the top piece first, then measure down 9.5" and mark the lines (with speed square), and screw the next piece in.
Step Three: Cut corner notches in four 2x6s. You can use a piece you cut off to trace, or you can measure 3 3/8" boxes on the corners and cut those out.
Step Four: Assemble! The best route for this would be to flip everything upside down, and start from the bottom and work your way up. The table top is easy; just make sure the pieces are upside down, the three boards are lined up, and the ends are flush with one another. Start with one ladder; make sure it's all nice and square and looking good before screwing. I only put one screw in per side per board, and that was enough. I'm telling you, a baby elephant could perch on this thing without worry.
After you have the top all screwed in, work your way up. I would make sure the pieces fit in the space before screwing. Even if you double measure and take your time, sometimes adjustments have to be made last-minute, and it's better to make them before everything is screwed in. After you have the two shelves assembled, flip the table over. You just made something; doesn't that feel great!? Sand everything nice and smooth, then stain or paint to your liking.
Credits // Author: Josh Rhodes and Elsie Larson. Photos: Sarah Rhodes and Josh Rhodes. Photos edited with Clementine of the Folk Collection
My Husband made this for our entrance hall, slightly different to this one. How do I upload a photo?
I love that he gives us building diagrams. SO helpful!
We need a table for our entry way when we move and I want to make something for it… This gives me a few ideas on how I could make it, although I really want at least a couple of proper draws too 🙂
Pinned this for my husband, thank you!!! I love seeing projects like these 🙂
Perfect! FYI: Facing an elephants towards your entryway is considered good luck in many cultures!
I really love that table. I might give it a go but I’m not sure I could cut the wood properly, as I don’t have a table saw. I might ask at the local store if they can cut it as there’s not much to do. This looks like a project I can actually complete for a change, thanks for posting, it looks great!
Love this table and I’m so tempted to make one myself!
Thank you for the tutorial
Hey guys 🙂 please check out this blog I started last night! Do you have any tips? I’m still trying to figure it all out.
Wow the white shelf didnt even look like it was made out of wood! It looks so chic! 🙂
Such a beautiful project and the decor looks lovely 🙂
Love this! We currently have a dinky little table at our entryway, but it’s not really that useful and I’d love one with shelves. This is perfect!
They are used to categorize our posts. Stay tuned! -Jacki
It’s Valspar Laguna Green 🙂 -Jacki
I’m sorry this isn’t about this post, but can I know what the beautiful blue color is on that door?
This is absolutely beautiful! If only I had a place to decorate haha. Might have to bookmark this for the future 😉
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Ah I see the tags at the top now. Took me awhile to find. Very tiny and inconspicuous… Did you guys ever do a post on what the tags mean? Could you? 🙂
love this. elephants are also the best.
I adore the mirror!
They are from Michaels 🙂 -Jacki
great project! question about the lamp, is it just a mint lamp? or did y’all revamp/paint it?