Step-up Side Table

For my second-ever project, I built the step-up side table! It actually came together much faster than the "updated simplest console," which is listed as a starter project. However, I learned the importance of keeping square on this build!

I don't have a Kreg jig, so I followed the steps in a slightly different order since I couldn't do pocket holes. I also avoided ripping plywood to make 1x16s by using 1x12s instead. The dimensions fit my narrow space between two chairs better this way.

I LOVE this easy build and modern design. I'm pretty sure the cats are going to try to take it over, though. Thank you, Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
~$45 in lumber with lots of scrap
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
"Whitewood" 1x12s and 1x8, poplar 2x2
Finish Used
3 coats Valspar paint + primer already owned (custom mixed color), 2-3 coats Minwax gloss polycrylic (3rd coat only applied to horizontal surfaces and back)
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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