I saw a cute timber coffee table in a magazine and new I could turn it into a simple DIY side table project. This side table can be adjusted to suit any style of home by using your favourite timber and adding a stain finish. The best part is that it took lees than an hour to make and only uses 3 products!

check it out on instagram @samantha_milne_interiors


1400 x 400mm Timber (I used Hevea Laminated Panel from Bunnings)

Selleys Hold Up Glue

Cabots Cabothane Clear (or your chosen stain)


1- Mark the timber before cutting. I made the legs 500mm long and the top I made 400 x 400. I then used a circular saw to make the cuts.

2- Cut a slot into the two leg pieces with a jigsaw. The cut should be 250mm deep and the same thickness as the piece of timber. (See image). This cut allows the two legs to slot together to form an X.

3- Now it is time to clear coat or stain your timber to your desired colour.

4- Finally you need to assemble the table by slotting the two legs together and securing in pace by glueing the top down using Selleys Hold Up glue (or similar)

5- Now its time to style it with your favourite decor!

Stay tuned for more DIY's and follow @samantha_milne_interiors on Instagram for more inspiration!

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