Hip hallway table
Gather your supplies
• Box frame 140 x 19mm x 1.8m dressed pine (2)
• Box back 450 x 12mm x 1.8m MDF
• Feast Watson Prooftint in Black Japan
• Dulux Wash & Wear Low Sheen in Vanilla Quake (or colour of your wall)
You’ll also need
Protective clothing and safety equipment; circular saw; fine sandpaper; lint-free cloth; PVA wood glue; drill; countersinking drill bit; 50 and 65mm wood screws; painting equipment; interior undercoat; hammer; 40mm nails; spirit level; screw caps
STEP 1 Use circular saw to cut dressed pine into 2 lengths 1450mm long for top and bottom of box. Use offcuts for the box sides, which are 350mm long. Sand smooth. Following manufacturer’s directions, apply Black Japan to each length with lint-free cloth. STEP 2 Spread glue on ends of box sides and butt into top and bottom. Predrill through top and bottom into sides using a countersinking drill bit, then screw together using 50mm screws.
STEP 3 Cut MDF to measure 1450 x 388mm. Undercoat, then apply 2 coats of Vanilla Quake to 1 face of backboard. STEP 4 Run glue around back of box frame. Lower backboard, paint side down, onto box frame. Align edges of backboard with frame, then secure with 40mm nails spaced every 300mm. Touch up raw edges of backboard with Black Japan.
MOUNT BOX SHELF STEP 5 Lift shelf into position on wall, sitting on temporary supports. Make level.
STEP 6 Drill pilot holes through backboard into wall studs. Screw box shelf to wall using 65mm screws. Cover holes with screw caps painted to match the wall.