This Outdoor Marble Side Table is made from a leftover piece of kitchen countertop marble & repurposed wood from porch railings.
Originally I had planned on sharing our Kitchen Reveal today, but as the base of the backsplash needs another layer of caulk, I decided to hold off on photographing & share a different post instead.
This post was actually never planned.
A few weeks ago Roger & I were on a date & we decided to stop by World Market on the way home.
As we walked in there was this beautiful gray day bed sitting in the front.
We both fell in love. It is absolutely perfect for our screened porch. However, it wasn’t what we had gone in to buy so Roger hustled me past it towards the food section.
As we were walking through the store we noticed that the outdoor furniture was on sale at 75% off! At which point I noticed an outdoor couch with a large 75% off sign sitting on top.
The same outdoor couch I had been eyeing since last summer.
I didn’t see a price tag, & I didn’t bother to look, I figured Roger wouldn’t be interested in buying more outdoor furniture this summer.
At some point, we got separated looking at different items, but as I came back around to where the outdoor couch was he was there & was specifically looking at the couch.
Hesitating when your husband is interested in buying a piece of furniture you love is always a bad idea, so I immediately went to find someone & inquire about the price. Not only was it in our price range, but Roger received an additional 15% off for joining the World Market Explorer Program.
Oh, & it fit in my little Audi with about 5 inches to spare between the roof & the top of the couch & none in the back.
After placing it on our back porch we sat down & enjoyed the last bit of sunset.
I then began talking his ear off about how it would be pretty to put a tree behind it, in the corner, & add a side table for our drinks.
He agreed, but also said it might be awhile until that happens.
If you follow me on Instagram you know that I said it might take a year for this to happen. I assumed we wouldn’t have time due to all of our other house projects that we are in the midst of completing.
The next day we began cleaning out our garage. We hadn’t cleaned it out since moving in and it has been used as our renovating center for the last year. So there were boxes, leftover marble, tools, doors, extra flooring, porch railing, paint, tools, saw dust, & so much more filling our two car garage.
In the midst of cleaning it out, we decided to “take a break” & build a side table for our new outdoor couch.
We had found a piece of marble that was perfect for the top & then he decided to create the frame & base for the table out of a 3-foot porch railing that we ripped out to create a staircase to our side yard.
About 3/4ths through building the outdoor side table we stopped to finish cleaning the garage.
Then one night about a week later Roger finished building it, I added some wood filler, sanded it down, & painted it.
Very easy, quick, & it cost us no additional money as we used what we had on hand.
Below are the rough step by step instructions on how we created our Outdoor Marble Side Table. I say rough, because no two pieces of marble or porch railing are the same. So if you plan on creating one for your home you will naturally make adjustments depending on the piece of marble you use.
Porch Railing & Posts
Pen or Pencil
Extra Marble or Stone Counter
First, Roger pulled a part the railing so that it was in individual pieces.
Next, we measured, marked, & cut the wood posts with a Ryobi Circular Saw so that the height of the table would match the height of the arm rest on the couch, which was 2 feet.
We then placed the extra pieces around the extra slab of marble & marked the ends that needed to be cut off to create a frame for the marble to sit in.
Once the legs & frame were cut & sanded Roger placed the frame pieces back around the marble & drilled 3 inch screws into them to hold them in place.
He then screwed the legs to the frame at a 45 degree angle. This way the marble sits right on the legs without need to create a whole base for the marble. And if you notice in the pictures above, he also added some thin scrap wood on top of the legs & under the marble to give it more support. They aren’t nailed in or anything, simply sitting on top of the legs.
And to make it sturdier, while using up more of the wood, he created cross beams near the base of the side table.
There is nothing fancy or difficult about the way we created our outdoor side table, but we love it just the same. And again, these are the basic instructions that you can tweak while creating your own outdoor marble side table. Of course you can also use whatever piece of stone countertop you have leftover from a kitchen remodel!
ps. Be sure to check this project out on Hometalk or PIN it on Pinterest!
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