Knock Off Industrial Side Table

Last week my bloggy friend Liz at Liz Marie Blog let me share this project with her readers.  I love Liz’s blog and her style is just amazing!  I’m so grateful she was willing to let me hijack her blog for the day!  ;)  If you don’t know Liz’s blog, be sure to check it out {here} – you’ll be glad you did!

As I mentioned a few weeks ago on my blog, I’m really into the industrial look right now.  I seriously can’t get enough of it!  While I was playing around online the other day showing my husband all these cool industrial tables, he got an idea in his head.  Why not build one ourselves?  One thing led to another and now we have our own custom industrial end table for our living room!

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

Here’s a picture of our inspiration table.  We loved it, but at $695, we thought why not just try to build it ourselves and see what we could come up with.

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We are SO pleased with the result!  Although this was no cheap DIY (it cost nearly $300), it was definitely less expensive than buying the original table, we got to do a fun project together, and it is custom made just for us!

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

I cut out numbers on my Silhouette Cameo, traced them, and then colored them in with metallic craft paint.  When the paint was dry, I distressed them to give a more aged look to keep in line with the rest of the piece.

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

We didn’t end up using casters because we couldn’t find any that we loved and we really liked the look without them once we put it all together.

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

I’ll go into more detail in my tutorial (coming soon!), but we used IKEA’s NUMERAR oak butcher block and distressed galvanized plumbing supplies to get the look of the inspiration table.

**UPDATE:  You can find the complete tutorial for this table {here}.

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

Now we have the perfect end table for our living room.  It has special meaning to us and is the perfect size since we got to build it to our own specifications.

The Golden Sycamore: Knock Off Industrial Side Table

Thanks for taking a peek at my new end table!  Like I said, I’ll be sharing more details on how we built it soon!  Hope you check it out!

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  1. I LOVE this!!! Honestly, I was thinking that it was such a great idea that you didn’t use casters! Can you imagine how dangerous that would be with a baby who is starting to pull up on everything? I LOVE your version much better!!
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    • Thanks so much, Claire! I hadn’t thought of the tipping over factor, but that’s such a great point! Makes me even happier we didn’t go with the casters!

  2. so cool! this is one of my favorite projects of yours!
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  3. Saw this on Liz’s site last week…in fact, it’s what led me to your blog in the first place! I love it, very cool, beautiful and industrial at the same time. Nice work!
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  4. Loooove it girly! I tell everyone about your awesome table! Hope you are having a great week :) xx Liz Marie
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  5. Such a great project! I am excited to read the tutorial you post :) I always love rustic and industrial pieces too and you nailed the style with this piece!
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    • Allison says:

      Thanks Reeves! So glad you like it! (And I LOVE your style, by the way! I am always excited to see what you’ll do next!)

  6. Mmmm, love that table!!! Great DIY. Gorgeous piece!
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  7. What a cool table…I really want to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. i love this! it looks exactly like the “inspiration” picture! great job!!
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  9. Ok, I am mildly obsessed with this table! I’m not kidding, I really want to make these for our living room. I am in love with them. Fabulous job as always!
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  10. I LOVE it! I’ve been building my own furniture lately and will definitely love to see the tutorial! Great job!!!
    Jennifer Dixon recently posted…My Birthday And A Little Blue TableMy Profile

  11. I love the industrial look! This is such an amazing DIY. I will be trying this.
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  12. colette says:

    Love this! Where did you get the plumbing supplies?

    • Allison says:

      Thanks Colette! We got the plumbing supplies from Lowe’s and then we “aged” them. I’ll have a post up soon about how we did that!

  13. That turned out beautifully! I actually have some numerar counter scraps in my garage that we were planning to use as cutting boards. but they’re SO heavy; I might have to find a furniture project for them instead–gread idea!
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  14. This is incredible! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party!
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  15. Love your table. I think it’s great without the casters. Great job creating something functional and beautiful. Visiting from TT and Jello link party.
    Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered
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    • Allison says:

      Thanks so much, Susan! I’m really glad we ended up going without the casters. I’m really happy with it! Glad you like it, too!

  16. tutorial??? pretty please?

  17. Allison, you did an awesome job on this project. Industrial and really cool.

    Hope you don’t mind, I shared it on my FB page :)
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  18. Love this table and the industrial look.

  19. Love this I really really love this!!! and would love to do for my son. Tell me what waas the cost issue…

  20. I really love this!!!!!!!!!!!!curious about why the price of 300.again love this and would love to do a longer version for behind a couch…congrats

  21. So many project I want to do and now I’ve got another!! Trying to find things I (or hubs) can get out adult son with autism interested in doing, build job skills, maybe find a new passion he can use in employment. I love IKEA butcherblock. It’s in my kitchen and craft room (with glass on top). Be pinning this. And I can find you easily that way. I can only subscribe to so many and I’m over the top now :-). Gotta have time to do sometthing.

  22. thank you for the inspiration… love the table and I’m pinning it to share! Little Bit from
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  23. Beautiful table and I really like yours better. I don’t think I’d want casters on it. Yours looks more stationary. You all did an exquisite job.

  24. Hi Allison! Beautiful job! My Hubby and I are building 2 Industrial desks for our son, this post is very helpful in our design process! Congrats on being posted in Dwelling Gawker too BTW, you must be over the moon!

    ~Laurie @ Vin’yet Etc.
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  25. Love this! I actually think it’s better without the casters – I always worry about those making marks on the hardwoods!
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  26. OK, but how did you make it? step by step tutorial please!

  27. Your table is so incredibly awesome! Great job…better than the inspiration if I do say so myself. Oh wait…I just did.
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  28. Wow. I love this. I am totally into the industrial look right now. Great job making this table. Awesome. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party.
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  29. What a cute table. I love the industrial look too. I may have to run to Habitat Restore to see if they have any pipes laying around.

  30. Found you through the Savy Southern Style link party! Your table looks KILLER. I especially love the numbered stencil. I tried making a similar table and mine was a major fail. Major. You’re making me want to give it another shot!

  31. It’s beautiful! You did such a great job!
    My husband just built industrial looking shelving for our living room and they look great just like your side table! I can’t wait to share them on my blog.
    Cindy M. recently posted…Being A MarthaMy Profile

  32. Oh, wow, Allison! That is gorgeous! I love every detail – those fantastic legs, charming numbers. Great job! I’m including a link back in this week’s highlights. ;) Thanks so much for sharing!
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  33. This table is AMAZING Allison!! Love it & Pinning it too :)

    xoxo, Tanya
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  34. incredible!! featured this tonight at Monday Funday!
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  35. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Hapy to feature you at the party this morning! Thanks so much for joining us!

  36. I love this table!!! I’ve been wanting to make something like this as a console table for our kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Angie
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  37. I love looking at diy ‘knock offs’ and comparing the two. When I was comparing your table to the inspiration table, I thought your table was nice, but I favored the original…then…I realized I had the two tables mixed up. Your table is much more attractive than the ‘source’ table, hands down. Your photo and décor confused me, it too is much nicer than the source…KUDOS to you and the MR!

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