EASY step-by-steps TO BUILD A HALL TABLE
Gather your supplies
• Legs 70 x 45 x 800mm dressed pine (4)
• Bottom rails 42 x 42 x 190mm dressed pine (2) • Top rails 70 x 45 x 280mm dressed pine (2) • Tabletop 160 x 45 x 1450mm recycled oregon (2)
• Shelves 90 x 45 x 1450mm recycled oregon (2) • Feast Watson Prooftint in Black Japan
You’ll also need
Protective clothing and safety equipment; orbital sander; sandpaper to suit; lint-free cloth; drill; 3.5mm drill bit; PVA wood glue; 75mm screws
FOR YOU TO NOTE
• Adapt materials, measurements and cutting instructions to suit any materials you have on hand or your preferred table size.
STEP 1 Working in direction of grain, sand all timber. On oregon, don’t oversand, so the timber still retains its character.
STEP 2 Following manufacturer’s directions, use cloth to apply Black Japan to all timber.
STEP 3 Drill a 3.5mm hole through the centre of each leg 100mm from one end.
STEP 4 Spread glue on one end of bottom rail and butt into leg so centre of rail is aligned with the hole in the leg. Predrill and screw through leg into rail using 75mm wood screws. Repeat to attach other leg to open end of rail.
STEP 5 Apply glue to top ends of legs, then sit top rail on legs. Predrill and screw rail to both legs.
STEP 6 Repeat Steps 3-5 to create a second leg assembly.
STEP 7 With tabletop lengths face down and side-by-side, spread glue on top rail and sit leg assembly on the tabletop pieces about 75mm from their ends. Predrill and screw through top rail into tabletop pieces. Repeat to attach second leg assembly to other end of tabletop.
STEP 8 Place shelf pieces on bottom rails so they are hard against the legs and have a small gap between them. Predrill and screw shelves to bottom rail.
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