I usually don’t post on the weekends, but I will be on a plane all day tomorrow. I have been trying to find a good deal on some used Eero Saarinen side tables but it seems so is everyone else. I came across a pair of old Bose speaker stands and thought humm, those look really close. So I picked them up for $70 for the pair. I really wanted to do these on the cheap until I could buy the real thing. I used some fiber board, $8 at the big box store. All I had was a router and I needed something round and close to the size I needed for a template. I used the top of my kids laundry hamper from Ikea. I then cut the tops, sanded and a coat of black paint that I already had and presto my fake “temporary” Eero Saarinen side tables. See the final result after the jump.

Eero Saarinen modern diy

Eero Saarinen modern diy

Eero Saarinen modern diy

Eero Saarinen modern diy

Eero Saarinen modern diy

UPDATE!

Since this post I have had one of the stands powder coated white and found a small marble table top for it at my local second hand store. Looks like I need to paint the wood rim underneath.

Eero Saarinen modern diy

Eero Saarinen modern diy

Eero Saarinen modern diy