Today, I am going to show you how to bulid a simple, cheap side table from a traffic sign. I found my sign on the garbage.
- traffic sign (also 40x40cm)
-8 angle bracets - 4 wooden strip (mine is 3,8x5,8x50cm)
- drill (for metall and wood)
-saw (you can also cut it in your local hardware store)
- sanding machine or sandpaper to smooth the legs
-clamps (i used regular and spring clamps)
Step 2: Drilling in the Sign
I drilled 2 holes on each corner of my sign, i used a size 4 drill bit
Step 3: Filing Down the Ecess Metal
I used a file to remove the metal that popped out caused by the drilling
Step 4: Screwing the Sign to the Tabletop
I used clamps to hold everything in place and to avoid the sign from slipping of.
Mine didnt turn out perfectly but it gets the job done
Step 5: Attaching Angle Brackets
I used 2 differently sized angle brackets for the legs. I predrilled holes for the screws.
Step 6: Attaching the Legs
I screwed the legs on to the base
Step 7: Sanding
I used sandpaper to smooth the legs
Step 8: Finishing Up
I sticked felt furniture glides on the bottom of the legs. Now the table wont scratch the floors
Step 9: The Final Product
Here you go! The finished side table