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No Nails Side Table DIY
Make a no nails harlequin side table! Perfect for every room in your home.

Posted by Mark Montano Published See Mark Montano's 279 projects »
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  • How to make a side table. No Nails Harlequin Table  - Step 1
    Step 1

    E-6000 glue
    Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
    Small hammer
    Needle nose pliers
    Brass thumbtacks
    Paintbrush
    Ruler
    Sandpaper or sanding block
    WOOD MEASUREMENTS:
    (1) 1" x 12" x 18" - Table Top
    (2) 1" x 2" x 14" - Table Skirt
    (2) 1" x 2" x 9" - Table Skirt
    (4) 1" x 1" x 24" - Legs
    (2) 1" x 1" x 5 3/4" - Crossbar Support
    (1) 1" x 1" x 12 1/4" - Crossbar Support

  • How to make a side table. No Nails Harlequin Table  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Evenly glue the two 1"x2"x14" and the two 1"x2"x9"
    to the underside of the 1"x12x18" table top to create the skirt
    *Let the glue set for about 15 minutes
    Next, glue the 1"x1"x24" legs on the inside of each corner of the skirt
    *Let everything dry for at least one hour

  • How to make a side table. No Nails Harlequin Table  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue the 1"x1"x5 3/4" pieces in between the legs about 8" up
    *Let dry for 1 hour
    Glue the 1"x1"x12 1/4" between the two 5 3/4" pieces
    *Let everything dry for at least 2 hours
    With a ruler, create your harlequin (diamond) pattern
    Paint the diamonds with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

  • Step 4

    Watch the short video tutorial here:

  • How to make a side table. No Nails Harlequin Table  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Paint the legs and skirt of the table and let dry
    Mark the edge of the table top every inch
    Holding the thumbtacks with needle nose pliers, tap them into the edge of the table
    Sand the edges with a sanding block or sand paper to expose the wood on the edges

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