How to make a repurposed table using crib legs and a former table top.
Repurposed Crib Legs Table
I love this repurposed crib legs table!
All the details below:
Dismantle Jenny Lind Crib Legs
I recently spent some time parting out cribs for hardware, spindles and legs.
Cut Crib Legs to Size
Concequently, the original legs were too long. So I shortened them using my compound miter saw. Please use extreme caution when cutting repurposed or reclaimed wood. Examine for screws, nails, etc.
Construct Simple 2x4 Box
A simple 2x4 box was constructed to use as the table skirt using bar clamps.
How to Add Legs
I cut a scrap board to attach the legs. The legs were traced on the board, then pilot holes added. Finally, screws were started and secured into the top of the crib legs.
Once the legs were attached to the board, I then glued and screwed the board to the bottom of the table top.
Add Leg Braces
I used the “L” brackets from the crib to attach the table top to the box.
So, I tried making some leg braces… they didn’t work so well. It was time to call it a day and start fresh the next day.
Construct Lower Shelf
I guess I got so busy with the new version of the leg braces that I didn’t stop to take pictures. The back brace runs along the outside of the legs.
The side braces run along the inside of the legs.
I used scraps left over from my media center.
The shelves are just random scraps.
I used my nail gun to fasten the shelves to the leg braces.
The repurposed crib legs table was painted with the same aqua/turquoise I used on this window cabinet.
Easy Table Build using Crib Legs
The table was a little bright, so I used some brown “oops” to glaze it. Do you like it toned down? Or would you have left it in it's original turquoise color?
Do you see how the side braces were added to hold the lower shelf?
Great news, because I used the crib legs on this table, they still have that little hole in the bottom, so this could be used as a kitchen island with wheels or casters on it.
Monday was a gorgeous day, sunny but cool. I worked on a couple of projects. I still have one more project from the table this top came from. Check out the Console Table
Check out my other repurposed crib projects