Getting a head start to the growing season means I have to start some vegetable seeds indoors. All it takes is soil, water, and good sun.
I needed a quick, no-frills table for my vegetable seedlings. For under $25 I was able to make a simple indoor plant table.
For the tabletop, I purchased a 2' X 4' plywood handy panel at the hardware store. For the apron, I picked up two 6' pieces of 3 1/2"" wide pine. For the legs, I used some scrap ash we had leftover from a ceiling project.
Step 1: The Apron
I measured 3" in from the sides of the handy panel all the way around. I then cut the pine pieces accordingly. My pine apron pieces were 14 1/4" for the short sides and 42" for the long sides.
I then glued the pieces together and screwed them together.
I then glued the apron to the tabletop and put heavy books on it for the time being.
Step 2: The Legs
I cut 4 equal pieces of scrap ash 24" long, as this was the height I needed for the table to reach the window. I clamped the legs in place and screwed them to the apron. Since the scrap pieces of ash had been previously stained, I decided to prime and paint the entire table.
Step 3: Finished Table
After painting and turning the table upright, I used a few screws to adhere the apron to the table.
I'm happy with my simple table. It sits in a window-filled sunroom in the upstairs back of our house, and my corn and brussels sprouts are thriving.