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5 Sep
2017

Bored with your coffee table? Here’s a brilliant project for you!

You’ll need:

  • 1 pc. 2″ x 10″ x 10′ board
  • 8 pcs. or more of 2 1/2″ pocket screws (self-tapping)
  • wood glue
  • wood filler
  • sandpaper
  • paint

Steps:

  1. Cut two pieces of 2×10 that are around 18 ½ inches long. Shorten one of the edges of each board about ¼ inch so it could have a straight edge and to remove the round over. Create pocket holes for 1 1/2′ inch material along one of the long straight edges, around five pocket holes. Attach the two boards together using wood glue and 2 1/2-inch screws. Let the glue dry completely. Outline an 18” circle on the boards. Put a screw in the middle, tie a string to the screw, and create a loop around 9” out for a pencil.
  2. Print the 1, 2, 3 patterns and make sure you don’t choose “fit to page” when you print. Tape those patterns together, cut them out, and trace them on the 2×10. Cut off a ¾ inch section from the butt-end of the pattern and trace two of these leg patterns for every table.

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    Source: hertoolbelt.com
  3. Using a jigsaw, cut out your tabletop and legs. Always make periodic relief cuts. After cutting, sand the cutouts. If you don’t have a jigsaw yet, read the reviews for the top 5 picks and choose the best one for you.
  4. Grab the two legs and the additional ¾ inch wood on the butt. Create pocket holes and use wood glue plus 2 1/2-inch pocket screws to attach them together. Get one of the legs and with the ¾-inch wood removed. Make pocket holes again and attach it to the center of the other legs using wood glue and 2 1/2-inch screws. Do the same for the 4th Ensure that the pocket screws aren’t screwed in one place so that they won’t hit one another.

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  5. Use the tip of the pocket hole drill and make a small countersink in the crooks of the leg necks to fix the legs to the table. Place the legs at the center of the table top and attach them using 2 1/2-inch screws.
  6. Using wood filler, fill the cracks, pocket holes, and blemishes. Leave to dry.
  7. Sand everything for a smooth surface.
  8. Use your favorite paint color to paint the table. Enjoy!
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source: hertoolbelt.com

 

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