Lumber DIY – The Home Depot Gift Challenge

May 15, 2015

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Time for another edition of the Home Depot Gift Challenge! This week it’s to be gifted to a new home owner (or in my case, a new renter — so I wanted to keep it versatile). And, what are we working with this month?

Lumber. 2×4. Pine? Whatever you call this stuff, it’s wood, and it’s good. Could there be a more common building material? So, this one should be easy, right? Well, this little lady may have been starting this one with only a few days to spare. Yeah. Sometimes, its the simplest things that stump you.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com
Onward! Here is a sneak of what’s to come… you see where I’m going here? Ok — let’s talk about how I got there…

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

I’ve had this table frame in storage, since we moved. And, after my second trip to Home Depot to stare at the 2 x 4’s, waiting for inspiration… I found myself sitting in the HD parking lot, eyes to the sky… thinking… (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

When, FINALLY, my little brain accessed the correct memory file, and thought of this little iron table. Hallelujah! These super common lumber chunks are about to become a super cool table top — with storage! And, once I had a plan, it was easy.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

1. First, I cut my 2×4’s to size. This meant 3 equal lengths, for the table top. And then, using my handy dandy mitre saw, I cut 3 pieces with bevel cuts to create a 3-sided, bottom storage area, to be attached beneath the table top. I needed two sections, so I repeated this once more to get all my pieces.
2. I pre-drilled all of my screw holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
3. I used screws to attach my bevel-cut pieces together.
4. And, finally, I screwed my bevel-cut pieces, to my table top, to create my fun storage cubby.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

All there was left to do was, hang each completed piece, on the lip of the iron table. This table was perfect for this project — it had a finished outer edge and a inset edge for the lumber to rest on. Some clear sealer will keep things natural looking.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

I love a side table with a little storage. Especially, a bedside table… I need my home decor mags, close, y’all! Plus, I tend to charge my phone bedside (I know!)… and this cubby idea, makes that super easy.

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

But, as this is going into a first-time renters home, let’s keep it open. How about we do this table two-ways. Maybe a balcony, garden table?

It's another Home Depot Gift Challenge! See how a simple, 2x4 lumber, DIY, transformed this old iron table frame into a unique and versatile side table! www.freshcrush.com

Great for lifting those herbs and flowers off the ground — they look so pretty, and it’ll save some precious outdoor square footage. I guess time will tell where this guy ends up.

In case you missed it, you can check out April’s Challenge, here.

Make sure you don’t miss all the other incredible, and inspiring projects this month, for the Lumber DIY – The Home Depot Gift Challenge, by clicking the thumbnails, below…

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35 thoughts on “Lumber DIY – The Home Depot Gift Challenge

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  3. Chelc | Inside the Fox Den

    This project turned out great! The extra storage is awesome and I love that it’s so diverse in how it can be used! I host a link party every Sunday night and I’d love it if you’d stop by and share your awesome project!

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  5. Lindi

    The added storage just takes this piece to the next level :) Great way to upcycle your iron table frame! Love how the piece turned out!

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    1. freshcrush Post author

      Haha! Thanks, Roxanne… It had been a goal of mine in recent years to lose my fear of the giant, spinning, scary things, tools — Makes life so much easier! ;)

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