Better than Ikea Side Table

I wanted to find a perfect entryway table and looked EVERYWHERE for one that fit what I had made up in my head - then I finally thought - duh, I'll just make it. So I did! And I ADORE it. To top it off, 4 months later, Ikea came out with the exact project I had made (colors and all) for more than double what it cost to make it! 

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
About 100 EUR but I did not have anything so I had to buy everything new.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine or whatever they sell in German home improvement stores
Finish Used
a 3-in-1 primer/paint/finish (2 coats) and basic wood stain (1 coat) topped with a light clear paint coating. Also used filler in the creases/cracks to create a more comprehensive look.
Recommended Skill Level


julie franks

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 08:08

Just wanted to say I much prefer your table, it has great dimensions to it. I hope you're chuffed with the result. :)

Fantastic Furn…

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 02:05

To top it off, 4 months later, Ikea came out with the exact project

Knock down! Made me smile there! Our of curiosity - did you design your table as a flat pack furniture unit (which came to my mind as you mentioned Ikea and most of Ikea's furnishing requires flat pack assembly) and if yes is it a dismantable piece of furniture? Is taking it apart would be harder than putting it together?


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