Brass-Leg Side Table
Marble and brass give this table a luxe and modern look.
- Construction adhesive, such as Liquid Nails
- Plywood, 1/2 inch thick, 18 by 18 inches
- Putty knife
- Marble tile, 1/2 inch thick, 18 by 18 inches
- Sandpaper, 100 grit
- 4 brass hairpin legs and washers
- Drill and #10 screws
- Utility knife
- 3 brass strips, 1 by 36 inches each
- Painters’ tape
Squeeze adhesive onto plywood and spread it around with putty knife. Place tile on top of plywood, aligning edges exactly. Weigh tile down with a stack of books. Let dry overnight.
With sandpaper, smooth edges and clean up any drips of adhesive. Flip tabletop so it’s plywood-side up. Position a table leg 1/2 inch in from corner and, using drill, washer, and screw, attach to wood. Repeat with other legs. Flip table onto legs.
With utility knife, cut 4 brass strips: two 18-inch-long pieces, and two 18 1/8 inches long. Squeeze adhesive along each strip, then spread it thinly with putty knife. Press 18-inch pieces on opposite sides, then 18⅛- inch pieces on other two, taping after placing each to hold in place while continuing to work. Let adhesive dry overnight; remove tape.