Tables aren’t just useful things, but they are pretty things as well. A considerable number of us prefer tables as they pretty much fortify a lot of our everyday requirements. There would be no house without a table, and it is one of the most important accessories in the house. Good quality tables are pretty expensive these days, and it is important that you have an eye on the cost factor as well. However, it would be nice if you can make tables on your own, but is that possible? Yes, it is with our DIY ideas. So here are some of the best DIY tips and ideas that will help you accessorize your house with your own table.
What do you need?
To build a simple wooden table you will need you will need whiteboards, hammer. Spacers, wood glue, wooden table legs with pre-installed hanger bolts, measuring tape, driller, wood screw, tack cloth, sponge brushes, rubber gloves, wood stain, electric sander, sandpaper and water-based polyurethane.
Once you have this make sure to have a look at the measurements as well. The wooden legs have to 24 inches long, and you will need 4. The whiteboards that you have must be cut into pieces that are 10 feet long one by sixth boards cut into half and one board that is 8 foot long one by four board cut into 3 pieces each measuring 25-inches. You will also need 15 wooden screws that measure about 11/4. Do not forget the plate top of table legs. You will need for of that as well. If you aren’t aware of what spacers are they are simply known as quarters that create a beautiful pattern when you assemble the wood pieces.
The making process:
Once you have assembled all that you need to make sure to that you start the working process.
Step 1: Assemble
The first thing that you will have to do is to assemble the boards. You are supposed to use your spacers in the beginning part itself. However, it is your choice. You can either choose to use it or not, but using spacers will make the table look better once the entire process is done. Now assemble the 5-foot whiteboards and link them together with the boards that we have measured for 25-inches.
Note: After completing the above task make sure that you use wood glue to complete the linking process. This way you can make sure that the table stays strong. Apply glue to one side and let it dry. Flip the board and repeat the process.
Step 2: Fixing is incomplete without the screws
Let the glue dry on both the sides and then fix the screws in the corners and also in the area where the attachments are made. There are totally three support boards fixed so far if you have made the earlier process right. You will need like 5 screws on each of the three boards, each of the screw places at least 3 inches apart.
Step 3: Fix the foot
Once you are done with the table top, the next work is to fix the legs. There are different legs ideas that a table can have. Depending on the convenience of the user and the look of the house you can fix them accordingly. Here we have gone for wooden ones. They will have to be fixed.
Step 4: Finish the look
To finish the look of the table, you will need to do three things.
- Use the sandpaper to finish the edges
- Stain the table generously and let the coat rest overnight. Use a sponge brush.
- Finally, apply the water-based polyurethane using a sponge brush preferably the second one.