Starting a new DIY project - A bedside table



It is exciting when the desire to DIY is fueled by an actual requirement at home. There is now the need for a bedside table in our guest bedroom that is bare with only a cot and no other piece of furniture. The broadband modem, mobiles/other accessories have no designated space while in the room. As always, I want to explore the DIY route before looking at readily available products. Another functional necessity and am already so pepped up.
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The plan for the table is based on a simple thought process. Avoid perception of taking up space in an already small room by keeping all sides open. The design is not anything original and you can find similar ones on the internet.
DIY bedside table
Simple Side Table plan designed with Google Sketchup
For now, I have only bought the wooden legs from the local shop. My initial plan was to keep the budget low (less than Rs.300) and build a low cost table. On second thoughts, want to build a really sturdy one and so stretched it a bit. The teak wood legs you see below cost about Rs.25 per foot. 
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The design has the necessary approval at home. While I am starting with what you are seeing above, during the course of building it, I may improvise and deviate from the basic plan. The cot is brown and the wardrobe / wall is white which should explain the color combination. The dimensions are not frozen as yet.
Side table for bedroom
Guest bedroom and the designated space for the side table
I will be making this as yet another simple and everyone-can-make-at-home kind of a project. I plan to put up the progress (dimensions, materials used, and the step by step process) of this DIY in a series of posts. So, watch this space if you think this assignment will be of interest to you.  


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6 comments:

  1. Interesting, hows it coming along! Fix a colorful tile on the top to make it a bit dressy, my 2 cents :)

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    1. Hi Ambika, That is indeed a nice idea. I will pass on this comment to Preethi to explore the possibility :) For now, I am just done with cutting the wooden legs. Guess will fix them up during the weekend. Will hopefully make the next post by Monday :)

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  2. Waiting to see the finished product...
    :)

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  3. Thanks for the wonderful post. I really need a bedside table and I have looking for proper design to make one. Now you have saved me a lot of time. Good luck!

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