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.
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.