I have a really small dining room. So small that my area rug is 5 feet-by-5 feet. Nonetheless, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect storage buffet and with such specific needs, it’s no surprise that I never found it. Those specific needs you ask?
- If it has doors they need to be sliding doors (or have none at all).
- It can’t be ugly or deeper than 12 inches.
- I need it to have a bit of storage.
- I don’t want a natural wood finish.
- I prefer a modern style.
- The list goes on…
So far everything readily available has not worked, until now.
I started thinking outside-the-box and realized I needed to repurpose something if I wasn’t willing to pay a professional to build something for me. While shopping for other reasons, I was inspired by the Carlson Tower at CB2. It’s perfect size and price got me thinking. Let’s turn it on it’s side. Table legs are easy to get, and I ordered four of these 24 inch hairpin legs online. For kicks, I got a quote to see how much it would be to plate each leg in a satin brass. It would be $175 each, so I decided to skip it. (*but can always do it later!)
- Screw gun
- Steel drill bit
- Machine screws, bolts & flat washers
- Paper or painter’s tape
Optional tools (but not tested for this project):
- Right angle drill
- Counter sink bit
- Place legs and trace holes with a marker
- Tape over the marks. *Tape will prevent the drill from slipping and sliding off your mark, avoiding major scratches. It’s going to be the bottom, but why not keep it pretty?
- Attach the legs with screws, bolts & washers. Tighten with a wrench.
One not-so-great detail is this one. I didn’t have a right angle drill, so I wasn’t able to counter sink the screws. It’ll work for now.
Voilà! The perfect sized console for a small dining space.