Create A One-Of-A-Kind Entryway Table

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Creating a space to place your purse, keys, and cell phone in a narrow entryway can be difficult. You can turn a long dining room table into a slender table for your entryway, if you are willing to be creative. The guide below walks you through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind entryway table.

Choose an Attractive Table

The first thing you will need to do is to find a table that has intricate details that you love. Look closely at the legs of the table and around the edge of the table to see if you can find one that has a very stylish and unique look.

Measure the Area Where You Want the Table to be Placed

Next, you need to measure the area where you plan to place the table to determine how wide you want the table to be. You want to be sure the table will be wide enough for you to easily fit everything on the table that you want to fit onto it when you walk into the house, but not so wide that you cannot get by the table with ease when entering your home.

Measure and Cut the Table

Measure the table and mark it at the exact width you want it to be when you place it in the entryway of your home. Use a circular saw to cut the table along the line that you made. You should not remove the legs from the table to save time on the project.

Create a Brace for the Table

Next, you need to get a piece of 2x2 wood to use to create a brace for the table on the wall. Measure the piece of wood so that it can slip inside of the side of the table that you cut with the saw. Use the saw to cut the piece to the size that will fit.

Attach the Brace to the Table

Next, use grips to hold the piece of wood against the bottom of the table so that it is as close to the edge of the table as it can be without sticking out from under the table. Use a drill to put holes through the table and into the brace that you created. Attach the table to the brace with screws and remove the grips from the table.

Paint the Table

Fill the tops of the holes you created with wood putty and sand down the area until it is smooth with the rest of the table. Use spray paint to paint the entire table a stylish color that will match well with other colors you have in your home. Allow the paint to dry overnight before trying to attach it to the wall.  

Attach the Brace to the Wall

Lean the table against the wall so that the two feet at the bottom of the table legs are flat on the floor. Have someone hold the table in place and then get under the table to use a drill to screw the brace that you created into the wall. The brace will not be visible when you are done with the project.

Once you have created the entryway table, you can start using it right away. To create a finished look in the space, you could hang a mirror over the table, as well.

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