Make a Sofa "C" Table...easily!

I use my laptop computer while sitting on the sofa. My kids sit on the sofa and eat snacks while watching movies. We use our TV Tray Tables a lot.


I have been wanting "C" tables to use instead. So I finally made one.
(we are super casual at our house)
The new table brings my computer in a little closer to me as I sit on the sofa.
It will also bring snacks in a little closer to the boys so I should see less "spills" on the sofa.
I love black and white so I chose those colors for this accent piece.
Here is how I made it...
 Starting with the legs first - Cut down a 2x4 to (2) 26" pieces and (2) 20" pieces.
Attach them with 6x8" shelf brackets.
 For the table top I cut a 1x6" of pine down to (4) 18 inch pieces.
I sprayed each one lightly with black paint. Once they were dry I taped them off at center and brushed on white paint very lightly. Then removed the tape.
Once all the paint was dry I used my orbital hand sander to distress each slat. I do this to slat top tables before I attach them together so I can get the corners and inside edges good and rough.
Then lay them out as I want them to be for the table top and flip them over to the back side. I then nail and then screw on another 1x6 cut at 17" long to hold them all together.
Spray the legs and brackets black, too.
I apply the legs to the table top using (2) rafter ties and 1 1/2 inch screws (to legs) and 3/4 inch screws (for top) with double nuts on one of the screws where the whole was large in the rafter ties.
For additional support and a decorative accent I used (2) simple arch shelf brackets.
The arch bracket sits on top of the rafter ties.
For the feet that go under the sofa I used (2) 1.25"x18" strap ties & screwed them in at a cris-cross angle for support. Then sprayed the whole bottom black to cover the silver hardware.
For leg support I cut a white 2x4 at angles on each end and applied it with bolts.
(make sure the legs are standing level first)
And...there it is! The table measures 27 inches high and 18 inches deep.
(our sofa is huge)
This is so comfortable to sit on the sofa and be able to reach my key board without leaning so far forward. This project took me about 2 hours and totally worth it!!!
You can see my TV Tray makeover HERE.
Click HERE to visit my Facebook page and "like" this table!
If you like making your own tables see my New{old}Foyer Table.
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Remember Mazi? She weighs 4 pounds now and she's 4 months old (she's a Morkie).
She is growing and so fun to love!
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