Martini tables also called drink tables, are small side tables that are great to hold a drink, book, small vase, or candle. They typically have small tops and a slim base.
My DIY Martini side table turned out so good I just needed to share how I made it with you!
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Here’s how to DIY a Martini Side Table
For the pedestal leg, I purchased a table leg from Lowe’s.
The table leg I purchased was 28 inches tall so I had to cut mine down a bit. You can get a shorter leg to make it easier.
The standard height for a side table is between 18inches-24inches. Some Martini tables are as high as 30 inches depending on where you are placing it. I wanted my table to be around 22inches tall.
Using a miter saw, I cut the leg down to 20inches. The wooden rounds for the top and bottom are each 1inch thick, that would put my table height at 22inches.
To attach the 8 inch wood round, I drilled a screw through the bottom center and secured the leg.
To attached the top, I applied Titebond wood glue to the leg and placed the top right on.
I used a level to make sure the table was leveled then nailed it for better security.
It was tricky to nail it in place but I used my brad nailer on an angle and nailed through the leg and onto the top.
I filled the nail holes with wood filler then sanded the entire table with a 220grit sandpaper.
Now that the table was nice and smooth, I cleaned it and it was time to stain.
It was my first time using Behr Premium Stain & Poly and it was very impressive. The one step application made it so much easier and faster.
There are different stain color options. I went with the color Mission Oak, a gorgeous rich dark stain. Had I known about this stain and poly before I would have used it on my bathroom vanity during my small bathroom makeover.
This Martini table took little time to do and it’s perfect for the space! I added a little plant and candle and there’s still plenty of room for a mug to enjoy a nice warm drink.
Shop for Martini Side tables
Don’t have time for a DIY? Here are some great Martini table options you can purchase online.
1. Brass Antique Accent Table $58
5. Birch Lane Aracena End Table $100
7. TJMaxx Wooden Drink Table $50