EASY step-by-steps TO BUILD A HALL TA­BLE

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Diy Entrance -

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.

Here’s how

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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STEP 5

STEP 1

STEP 3

STEP 7

STEP 4

STEP 8

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