DIY Constructed-In Entryway Table with Board and Batten

Regardless of whether you&#8217re blessed with a spacious entryway or a smaller sized entry, obtaining storage options for this busy zone can be difficult! Some use their entryway as a mudroom, some call it a drop zone, and some of us just get in touch with it chaos ? so I enjoy locating simple options to make the entrance really feel like more organized location. Our guest nowadays took two of my preferred components &#8212 wainscoting/board and batten and built-ins &#8212 and combined them by brilliantly adding a small and easy constructed-in entryway table among two battens of the board and batten!

How to build a space-saving built-in entryway table -- it looks great with the board and batten, and adds just the right amount of storage!

There are lots of techniques to get creative and make your entryway far more organized &#8212 verify out these ideas and then get Tara&#8217s information about her entry table under (plus a cost-free building plan right here, courtesy of Amy more than at Hertoolbelt!)


We completely redid our entryway, such as adding these excellent wood wall bins, ideal modest storage for hats, gloves, or tiny shoes :)


You can add oodles of storage in an entry niche with this DIY locker and cubby setup &#8212 for around $ 100! Tutorial right here. DIY Entryway Mudroom with Cubbies, Home Heart and Hands featured on Remodelaholic

Occasionally organization is as easy as placing a hook exactly where it demands to be! This Pottery Barn inspired organizer is rapid and affordable, and so useful! Tutorial right here from Sawdust2Stitches.
entry organizer hat rack sawdust2stitches for

Seating is a must in most entries, and this entryway bench provides storage for shoes, also! Tutorial here from Southern Revivals.

And if you need to have a storage table &#8212 commence at your local ReStore or thrift shop or maybe even dumpster ? We built this table from an old kitchen cabinet, adding the legs and information to make a excellent-searching storage console for our entry! Get the complete particulars right here. Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef Painted Console Table @Remodelaholic-035

Now, right here&#8217s the lovely Tara to inform you all about her brilliant entry table/desk/storage region &#8212 give her a warm Remodelaholic welcome! (and don&#8217t miss the constructing program to go along with this tutorial right here)

How to Build a Built-In Entryway Table
by Tara from Lehman Lane

This built-in entryway table is perfect for a small entry! It takes up zero floor space, but gives you just enough storage for your keys and mail. Plus, it looks great with the board and batten, so in a weekend, you can completely make over your entry!

Hi every person!  I&#8217m Tara from Lehman Lane.  I am here right now to show you how we created our we produced our built in entryway table in our foyer.

If you have in no way visited our blog prior to my husband Jason and I love to repair up our old homes and aid our pals and family do the same.  We are currently fixing up our 3rd fixer upper, a century old farmhouse outside of Philadelphia, one particular DIY project at a time.  Some of my favorite projects so far are generating a stone patio fire pit with some fun beam benches, refinishing our standard dining table and remaking it into a Restoration Hardware inspired a single and turning our master bedroom closet into our son&#8217s bedroom.

Ever because we have moved into our old farmhouse I have struggled with how to organize and decorate our entryway.  I have had 5 different pieces of furnishings (no joke) in our foyer in the final two years, that’s a lot of moving furniture:).  Simply because our foyer is the 1st room you see when you walk into our property we I wanted it to really feel clean and welcoming and getting it cluttered with the wrong furniture didn’t aid.  So this is what we did.

before built-in entry table and board and batten

We got rid of the boring blank wall by adding some wainscoting.  We started by adding 1x4s for a board and batten appear.  We utilized stain grade pine since we wanted a good smooth surface to take the paint.  We planned to place the built in table into the middle square so we just played with the spacing till it felt correct.  Jason utilised his finish nailer to attach the boards to the wall studs.  Once the table is in location we will add a cove molding on the interior of the board and batten squares to give it a more finished look.

diy built-in entryway table tutorial, Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic

To generate the table Jason bought 16″ wide pine edge glued panels.  We utilised landscape fabric (it&#8217s just what we had lying about&#8230you could use a roll of paper or cardboard, and so on) to generate a template for the curved legs. (Click here to see the drawn-out building program and free printable template.)  Knowing that we wanted the table about 12-14&#8243 deep at the prime and we wanted it to curve into the wall to meet the three/four&#8243 baseboard we marked off our two points on either end and just began drawing curves among them.  Once we were content with the curve we cut out the template.  Once you cut it out you can hold it up to the wall and a lot more clearly see if it&#8217s what you had been pondering.  Then you can continue tweaking it till it&#8217s ideal.  We then just utilised the template to draw the shape on the wood panel and reduce it out with a jigsaw.  Once you have one particular cut out you can use that as the template for the other.  Just flip it about and use the other side of the very same piece of wood panel.  Here&#8217s what Jason had left of the panel soon after cutting out two legs.

diy built-in entryway table tutorial curvy leg side piece, Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic

Right after giving those curved edges a great sanding to smooth out the cuts Jason attached the legs to the inside of the vertical boards of the wainscoting running on either side with finish nails.

diy built-in entryway table with storage tutorial, Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic

Next we added the leading.  We reduce the prime to be 1&#8243 wider on either side and 1&#8243 deeper than the legs and attached it with some finish nails.  We added a 1 x 1.5 underneath the top and about the legs.  We faced the table with a good poplar 3/four&#8243 cap molding and added a base shoe molding upside down underneath the cap molding.  Here&#8217s come closeups of the molding we utilized.  The first is the molding for inside the board and batten wainscoting, the second is what we utilised for the face of the table, and the third is the shoe molding we place on top of the 1 x 1.five butting up against the cap.

molding for entryway board and batten and built-in table 1, Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic molding for entryway board and batten and built-in table 2, Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic molding for entryway board and batten and built-in table 3, Lehman Lane on @Remodelaholic

Right here&#8217s a image with the best on and Jason is attaching the molding to the table.

Entryway/ Foyer Built in Table

To truly safe the table to the wall Jason employed a horizontal board that butted up to the prime of the table and screwed this to the vertical studs in the wall.  When that board was safe Jason was able to screw up into that board by means of the bottom of the table.  Remember to usually pre-drill your holes so you don&#8217t split the 1x4s.  This gave the table the strength and stability it needed.  This essentially attached the table to the studs.  The kids could now hang on it and it wouldn’t budge :).

All of the wood utilized was bought at our local Lowe’s.  It price us a little less than $ 100 for the supplies.  We did currently have the paint and a some of the trim employed on the table.

All round the table is 46″ tall and 30.5″ wide at the widest spot (molding included) and 13.5″ deep (like molding).  The legs are 37″ tall not counting the 5.5″ base molding and 12″ deep at the leading.  We also added a little shelf under the table top for my mail basket.  That shelf is four.5″ tall and 12″ wide.

We added a 1&#2152 shelf to the prime of the board and batten wainscoting and completed it with a modest crown molding underneath.  This subsequent image also shows the bead molding inside of the board and batten squares.

Built in Entryway Table

Built in Entryway Table

Subsequent we filled the nail and screw holes with wood placing, did a fast sanding, and got to painting almost everything white.  General it took us about 2 weekends to finish with soccer games, church activities, and other normal weekend projects going on.  So it&#8217s a excellent two day weekend project if you don&#8217t plan on going anywhere :).  Right here is our completed entryway table:

Foyer Entryway Table

Foyer / Entryway Table

Foyer / Entryway Table

Foyer / Entryway Built in Table

Foyer / Entryway Table

I actually love the simplicity of it.  I enjoy that it is functional however doesn&#8217t take up any floor space.  Just massive adequate for what we need, a basket for keys and a basket for mail and a little space left more than to decorate:).  And Jason loves that he in no way has to move a piece of furnishings there once more ).



Thank you, Tara, for being our guest! I enjoy what you&#8217re undertaking with your cute farmhouse!

Remodelaholics: Click right here to go to the subsequent page for the sketched constructing plans of this entry table

and be confident to pay Tara a visit over at Lehman Lane for her fall home tour, and don&#8217t miss her pallet barn door or smart shoe cubbies!

LehmanLane shoe cubby

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