As you know, I’ve been trying to spruce up my sad little entryway. I had decided to try to recreate this West Elm entry table, but in all honesty, it looked exhausting to try to make. I don’t have a yard, or a saw, or a place to hammer wood without someone wanting to kill me, so it was a no-go! After an unsuccessful trip to Salvation Army, I decided to wander around Home Depot and keep an open mind. When I found this yellow sawhorse, there was no way it wasn’t going to end up in my house. It was oddly enough, the only one of it’s kind and the label was all janky (woohoo 10% off). It also was the exact measurements of my little entry nook.
DIY Sawhorse Table
Step 1: Treat your surface. I treated my pine board with Howard’s Butcher Block Conditioner (if you don’t have it around the house it is a MUST!). I considered staining the wood, but I decided to keep it simple.
Step 2: Placing the sawhorse on the wrong side of the wood I measured to make sure everything was evenly placed. Then using a pencil I marked where the screws should be placed (this was more for reference)
Step 3: Using short screws (a little shorter than the thickness of my board I secured the top surface to the sawhorse.
Once I flipped it over I had an great little entry table. Of course, this was a complete departure from what I had originally planned, but with some rearranging of kitch and wall art I made myself an awesome entryway. It’s so bright down there now! It’s still a work in progress, but other than a few framed photos I want to add. It’s almost done and only slightly over my budgeted $30. My total came out to $33.89. Not to shabby.