Table Top to Table

I have a table top with no base, and I had no place in my house for such a large table if I did find a base. I tried donating it to Goodwill, but they wouldn’t take it without a base. It sat in my garage for 2 years, getting scratched and beaten up.


Since it was too big to go anywhere, and I couldn’t get rid of it, I decided to cut the table in half.

I started by taking out the supports on the underside of the table


Then I removed the trim from the underside of the tabletop


After all the excess trim was removed, I took a jigsaw and cut the top in half, reattached the trim. and added a 1×3 on the flat side of the top to provide support along the back.


I went to the hardware store and bought 4 spindles, and attached the spindles as supports between the top half and bottom half


Since the table is actually plywood, I sanded down the top and added wood filler so it could be restained


I taped off the top surfaces so that I could paint the trim and legs.


I then did several more coats of paint to age the table and stained the tops. I added a pillow to the bottom shelf for my pups, and placed it in my office for additional shelving


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2 Responses to “Table Top to Table”

  1. gail Says:

    how clever! when you said you cut it in half, this is not at all what I expected. :)
    love this idea.


  2. Auntie C. Says:

    Great job girlie!!! xoxoxox

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