These DIY wood pedestals are such an easy weekend project! They are very popular right now in the design world because they are so versatile. Use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, on the coffee table, or anywhere else to create a little vignette and contain the clutter. I was able to build mine with scrap wood from the garage and supplies I already had, but it’s still inexpensive if you need the supplies! (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
- 12 inch round pine board
- 2×12 lumber
- 2×2 furring strip
- 2-inch wood screws
- impact drill
- wire brush attachments
- felt pad protectors
- Cut the 2×12 lumber to the desired size. I cut mine to 14 inches and 10 inches. Then, cut 2×2 into (4) 1-inch pieces. These will be the feet of the boards.
- Use the drill to screw 2-inch wood screws through the bottom of the feet and into the boards. Drill far enough so that screw doesn’t stick out. If using scrap wood that is thinner, use smaller screws so they don’t pop through the top. For the round board, I just used nails.
- Distress with multi-tool, jigsaw, and wire brush attachments. Then, sand and stain desired colors. I used Minwax Special Walnut, True Black, and Driftwood.
- Add felt protectors on the feet to protect the wood from scratching any surfaces.
Jenna Sue Design has a very good tutorial on how to distress wood and make it look aged. I don’t have a planer, so I used the multi-tool to rough up the edges. Then I used my jigsaw to make random markings. But the real secret is wire brush attachments. They attach to a standard drill and mark up the wood. Be careful, these are sharp! I cut my hand twice! Adding the felt protectors helps ensure the wood won’t scratch furniture or countertops.
Wood pedestals are perfect little accent trays for almost anything. I even love these small round wooden ones. I’ve had them for years and always use them when I need a little bit of height for a vignette. They are perfect for candles. I’ve rounded up several other wood pedestals in case you’re not in the mood to DIY.
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one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine | Overall, I’m super happy with my little DIY wood pedestals. They were easy to make, look great anywhere in the house, and were completely free!