This couch arm desk is a superb answer for small areas and utilizing plumbing pipe to make it offers it a enjoyable industrial look! Right here’s how one can make a desk identical to this!
As , we reside in a home that’s over 120 years outdated. A home like that comes with all types of attention-grabbing quirks and challenges. One of many points that we’ve is that the rooms are all actually unusual sizes in comparison with what you’ll discover in a extra trendy home made for our present existence. We’re so fortunate to have a kitchen that’s completely big by immediately’s requirements, however our front room is kind of small. Furnishings was positively a lot smaller 120 years in the past and folks didn’t do a lot loungin’ again then both! We have now a pleasant huge sectional couch in our front room, which inserts all of our relations, each two- and four-legged fairly comfortably, however it doesn’t go away an excessive amount of room for issues like facet tables. That’s how this intelligent couch arm facet desk undertaking got here to be!
Our New Couch Arm Desk
Have you ever seen a settee arm facet desk earlier than? They principally match proper over the arm of your couch and assist you to flip it right into a desk so you’ve a spot to place down a mug, a snack, or no matter else you want subsequent to you while you’re sitting down with out taking over any flooring house.
It occurred to me only a few weeks in the past that this was the proper answer for us so I requested Chris if he had any curiosity in whipping one up for us. He stated he’d construct one, however provided that he may use metallic as one of many supplies, so I got here up with the thought to make use of plumbing pipe and I like the way it turned out. It’s positively a bit of extra industrial in type than what I often use in our house, however I feel it really works actually properly with farmhouse type too.
Make a Plumbing Pipe Couch Arm Desk
The very first thing you’ll wish to do is measure the peak of the arm of your couch. Most will likely be between 25-30 inches, however you actually need this desk to suit properly proper excessive of the arm, so it’s a good suggestion to measure.
Subsequent, head to the plumbing part of your native ironmongery shop and begin taking part in round with completely different items! The benefit of this undertaking is that the entire completely different pipe items simply screw collectively so you’ll be able to actually just about construct your entire desk base and measure to ensure it is going to match before you purchase something.
Listed below are some plans that Chris drew up for the pipe items that you need to use if you wish to construct a desk precisely like ours so you’ll be able to see what forms of items you’ll want to select up.
This design not solely seems to be good, however it additionally stands up rather well, which is clearly pretty vital!
Assemble Your Plumbers Pipe Base for Your Couch Arm Desk
When you’ve discovered your whole items, it’s actually only a matter of screwing all of them collectively!
Right here’s how our desk base appeared when it was all assembled.
We completed the bottom off by spray portray it utilizing an oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
For the chunky wood high for our desk, we simply used two items of two×6 and hooked up them collectively utilizing dowels and a few wooden glue.
I stained it up utilizing my normal Early American stain and it nearly seems to be like one huge, lovely chunk of wooden!
The highest is hooked up with these plastic plumbing fittings.
We used plastic so that they’d be tremendous straightforward to chop. We needed just a bit bit protruding of the highest of the pipes.
We drilled shallow holes into the underside of the wood desk high and match the highest proper over the plastic items to carry it in place.
The Completed Couch Arm Desk
Right here’s our couch arm desk in the lounge! It’s been so tremendous useful to have on this facet of the room and it’s a fairly eye-catching piece too!