Wrap around tables for sectional couch

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Project by Myk3 posted 02-02-2015 09:04 PM 2406 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As most of my projects happen, my wife asked to me to make something, in this case tables for behind the couch. I got inspiration from “” but built mine a little different as I didn’t think the 1×4s by themselves would be strong enough to hold much. I made the frame from 2×4 and glued and nailed the 1×4s on top. In hindsight I might have went for 1×12 instead but, i think it turned out pretty good. I stained everything, sanded to 220, and did 3 coats of wipe on poly sanding to 220 in between each coat.

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#1 posted 02-02-2015 09:23 PM

What a great idea. We recently bought a sectional and the biggest complaint is that we eliminated having a lamp due to the way our room is. Thank you for the great new project idea.

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#2 posted 02-02-2015 09:41 PM

No problem.. Here is the link where we got the idea from.. We really like it as we no longer have a coffee table for the dog and kids to spill things on..

-- Learning as I go..

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#3 posted 02-02-2015 09:48 PM

This IS a great idea! And you’re right, 1×3’s will just end up sagging over time with a heavy lamp or something. I am definitely doing this.

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#4 posted 02-02-2015 11:51 PM

Looks great! I’ve often been tempted to build a similar back shelf for our couch, this looks good and useful

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#5 posted 02-03-2015 12:06 PM

I love it & really need it. Light for reading is a serious issue with our sectional sofa. We have 2 recliners, though. Any thoughts on how they would be affected?

-- Leroy

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#6 posted 02-03-2015 02:13 PM

I guess that would depend on the type of recliner is in the sofa.. I have seen some that go back and I have seen some that go more down more than back, if that makes any sense..

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#7 posted 02-03-2015 06:58 PM


and welcome to LJ’s I’m sure you will love it here

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