Dressing Table from Scaffold Boards

I don’t want to think about how little I’ve updated this blog over the winter. Safe to say the weather has been horrendous and I’ve just tucked myself away in my house and focused on running and swimming and generally avoided building!

The better weather this spring has given me the kick up the backside I’ve needed to get my bedroom finished and the house looking like a house!

Step one for this was getting rid of the excess scaffold boards in the house and making a nice dressing table for the bedroom. Here’s the progress.

The backboard for the table which will hold the mirror and lights.

The backboard was just 3 boards pinned to some 2″x1″ battens which were then attached to the base to hold it upright. This backboard will hold a mirror and lights.

Two scaffold boards is the perfect depth for the dressing table.The base of the table which will hold the drawer.

The base was two scaffold boards with a drawer space built underneath. The draw space was made from a scaffold board which I narrowed using a circular saw.

Picked up this awesome mirror for £15 in Ikea Attaching the mirror to the backboard.

The mirror was purchased from Ikea for a bargainous £15. (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50193138/)

The drawer was just a simple structure, and I used laminate flooring to build the base later.

Finished base!

The drawer was made from a scaffold plan which was narrowed using a circular saw, and the rest of the frame was using a 4″x1″ board. To make the base later I used some spare laminate flooring which was screwed to the frame on the bottom.

The finished item before the mirror is attached. Finished product, just needs staining and lights!

The finished product before staining. I almost didn’t want to stain it because of the beauty of the bare wood!

The woodstain applied

Once stained, the wood looks very different, but I love the way the stain brings up the marks and dinks of the wood.

Lights fitted and mirror attached How it looks with the lights on.

Installing the lights for the backboard was simple. I got these from Ikea (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/70119425/) and they really make a difference to the look of the table!

Next up, getting my wardrobes finished!