Hey friends! I got another easy scrap wood project for you. These DIY table risers are so fun, and I’m going to show you how I gave mine a primitive, rustic, farmhouse vibe.
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DIY Table Risers – Scrap Wood Project
You know I can’t resist a good scrap wood project, and when I found this massive piece of wood in one of our closets (SCORE!) in our new old home, I literally stopped what I was doing to make these. It was quick and easy, and I completed three DIY table risers in an hour.
STEP 1: How To Make DIY Table Risers
To make this style of table riser, I used thicker wood than I usually would have. It gave me the height I wanted without having to elevate the boards.
STEP 2: Deciding On A Pattern For Your DIY Table Risers
Here’s the fun part. You can make any design your little ole heart desires. Do you want to know why? Because you’re the BOSS of your home, and there is no reason you have to have cookie-cutter table risers.
I fancy the old primitive cutting boards, so I outlined handles on two of them. Not that I would ever use these for cutting boards, but they are perfect for home decor displays and a possible mini charcuterie board. How fun would that be?
STEP 3: Cutting Out The Designs
Using a Jig Saw is the easiest way to cut intricate designs in wood. There is no way I could ever get in the corners like this with a chop saw. The Jig Saw is one of my favorite woodworking tools. CLICK HERE to see the one I use for all my woodworking projects.
STEP 4: Sand The Wood Smooth
With a 220 grit sandpaper or a rotary sander, smooth the edges of the DIY table risers. If you want the edges more rounded, you can up the grit of sandpaper to 120 grit. Be sure to go back and smooth with the 220 grit after rounding. An electric sander works best for this.
STEP 5: Making The Legs For The DIY Table Riser Cutting Boards
With whatever wood you have laying around, cut out 2-inch squares for the legs. Be sure to sand those like you did your table riser.
STEP 6: Attaching The Legs
To attach the legs to the wood DIY table risers, You can use whatever method will make them adhere. You can choose to glue them on. There is no shame in that. Good wood glue will do the trick.
Or you can choose to nail or screw them in place. I used glue and pin nailer for my DIY table riser cutting boards.
STEP 7: Add A FUN DESIGN! Optional
The next step is purely optional. But if you know me, I’m extra! LOL
I used this fun tile stencil by Dixie Paint Co. to embellish mine.
Lay the stencil over your wood table riser. I used painter’s tape to outline the section of the pattern I wanted to use. Doing this allows me to use these larger stencils on small projects.
If you don’t have a stencil brush, use any flat round brush and wrap painter’s tape around the base of the bristles. This is a great way to use what you have.
Tah Dah! Gorgeous DIY Table Riser – Cutting Boards
After making these DIY table risers, I decided to drill holes for hanging—another great way to display these primitive-looking cutting boards.
Aren’t these gorgeous?! Who would have thought that a board I found in an old closet would be DIY table risers? I had a feeling.
Thanks for joining me today on my blog, and I hope you enjoyed this DIY project. I always love hearing from my readers, so let me know what you think or just say hi so I know you were here in the comment section.
Until the next project, xo, Do