DIY Laundry Room Side Table- Pottery Barn Style

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  1. Looks fantastic! I love how you used a razor to cut off the edge. I’ve always just pounded them with a hammer to soften the edge a bit, but I love the finished look that this created. I’ll have to try it next time!

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Amanda! I’m so glad you like it! Using a razor blade is such a quick and effective way of distressing the edges. And I like quick and effective. 😉

  2. April Hoff says:

    Holy freakin’ cow, you are good. The table is seriously amazing! 🙂

  3. Tanya says:

    You and your hubby make quite a team Shayna! I would love for you to share this with us this week at Pretty Things!!

    xo, Tanya

  4. nowathomemom says:

    This table looks amazing Shayna! 🙂 As always, you make the prettiest things! I’m truly impressed by how it turned out! 🙂 & the price difference: WOW! what a difference! I can’t wait to see your next project!

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, Ingrid! You are always SO SWEET! Seriously. 🙂
      I’m happy you like it- me too! 😉

  5. Megin says:

    Oh, swoon! I love this table. So sad I don’t have a welder in my life. Sigh. But this is great and I love your tutorial on the wood piece ~ lovely! I’m pinning this.
    Do you mind sharing what software you use to title your pic’s? I’m looking for something new.
    I’m visiting you today from Hepworth’s. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

    • Shayna says:

      Megin! THANK YOU! I’m so glad you enjoyed it… I’m beyond lucky to have a welder husband! 😉 And, THANK YOU for the pin!
      For the software, I use Microsoft Excel. I’m not sure if that helps you or not, but it works fabulously for me and the options are endless! 🙂
      Heading over to check out your blog now!

  6. Erin says:

    OMG it’s freaking AMAZEBALLS!!! You should be sooo proud of yourselves! Job well done!

    • Shayna says:

      ERIN! Thank you! I’m so happy you like it too! Your comment makes me excited all over again! 🙂

  7. Jamin says:

    Simply amazing!!!! Love this! Great job guys! Better than PB!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much Jamin! I’m happy you stopped by to check it out!
      And thank YOU for the inspiration! 🙂

  8. This looks amazing, I am so in love with this. I love the industrial look and the stain you chose. It’s perfect.

  9. I love your table! Great job! I’m totally loving the industrial look right now!

  10. Shelley says:

    What a perfect board!..Exactly how I envision my fireplace mantle, and have been trying to tell my hubby/builder! Just showed him your pictures and he finally gets it! And the razorblade technique is to make friends with a sawmill worker!

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much Shelley! I’m so happy that you were able to show your husband and have him understand what you were talking about…. been there, done that! 😉
      Good luck with your board… the razor blade makes it very easy! 🙂

  11. bravo! i love the scale of this piece and can imagine a hundred places it could go.

    visiting via MMS and so glad i dropped by!

    stop by anytime.


    • Shayna says:

      Hi Michele! I’m so glad you dropped by for a visit! THANK YOU for your kind comment. You’re right- it’s such a versatile piece!
      On my way to check out your blog now! 🙂

  12. This is stunning! I love it and boy do I want your friends and husband (husband only as a friend of course 🙂 You know all of the right people for sure!

    Simply. Beautiful.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Julie! So glad you you love it! I know, I’m pretty lucky to have my handy hubby… and our friends! 😉

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  14. This is gorgeous! Now all I need is to get my husband to learn how to weld, hmm… 🙂

  15. This is fantastic, I love the look you got with using the knife to cut the edges.

    Your newest follower.

    Lisa @ Creative Raisins

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Lisa! I’m so happy you like it! The razor blade makes the edges super easy to distress!
      So glad to have you as a new follower! 🙂

      • Elissa says:


        I love the table! Do you have any idea how much the welding supplies and labor would have cost without your husband’s talent? Do you know if most welding shops will do this type of work?


        • Shayna says:

          THANK YOU so very much, Elissa! After talking with my hubby, we think you could probably have it made for around $200. That should include material and labor. However, it would depend entirely on the shop you asked to make it. Typically most welding shops will do custom work, but look specifically for a custom job shop.
          I hope that helps!

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  19. John Thomas says:

    What is the height of the table?

  20. Polly says:

    Ok so I’ve been obsessing over making this exact table myself. My plans tomorrow morning were to traverse the jungle and pick up a piece of old barn wood to begin my project. So, I was super geeked to run across a site that showed where someone else had also taken on the project. Picked up some tips… So thanks a million!!! Wish I knew a welder:( I’m going this week to a machine shop to have my base made.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Polly! I’m so happy I was able to help! Your machine shop should definitely be able to make the base! 😀
      Enjoy your table! 😀

  21. Jamie says:

    I’m curious where your husband got the metal to build the frame? I love metal & wood together & this table is amazing. I don’t know how to weld but my 16 year old nephew does, lol. I have called Home Depot, Lowes, 84 Lumber & Ace & nowhere sells metal. There’s no other places around here that I would know to call to see that’s why I’m asking. I’d really appreciate it. It’s a beautiful table. & you know, I’ve distressed wood with hammers, nails, screws, spoons, chains, anything to really beat it up. I’ve even used utility blades but I’ve never thought to cut up the edges before the way you did. It looks amazing, so realistically aged looking. & 3 inches thick looks so much better than the average 2 in thick. Your table is beautiful.

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU so much, Jamie! I love this side table too! My husband is a welder by trade, so he got the metal from work, where he ordered it from a metal distribution company. Perhaps you could check out a local steel fabrication shop and see if you can purchase it from them. I would think they would be able to order for you.
      I hope that helps! 😀

  22. Brent says:

    Would you consider making one for someone else? I would actually need it to be even longer.

    • polly says:

      Brent, If You can’t find someone to make your table…message me. I have extra reclaimed birch barn wood left over and the patina needed to age the steel. If not make for you…I could sell you my leftover supplies. I have enough to make another table. I can send you the awesome pics of my table. THIS BLOG ROCKS!!

  23. polly says:

    Ok, so my table is finished!!! I posted once before saying you totally inspired me to do myself and….IT TURNED OUT AMAZING!!! Thanks so much for posting bc without running across your post I would have never tackled myself. The steel cost me 50$ at a steel yard, 60$ for the neighbor to weld, 30$ for 100+ year old reclaimed birch barn wood from here in Lexington Ky. Wish I could post a pic for you to see:)))

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  25. Judy says:

    Nice table but the tutorial is only good if one has resources similar to yours — welding shop, friend in a lumber store, etc.

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  29. Connor Whelan says:

    Hello, I was wondering what the dimensions for this project are? Thankyou

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