Have you ever try to make a wooden table by yourself? These below instructions will help you make your own wooden table by simple steps.
Step 1: Tools preparation
You need a sawing machine with a measure so that you can use it to cut out the angles and frame correctly. If you don’t have a sawing machine, you can use a tenon saw and a try square to measure the angles you intend to cut accordingly.
– A piece of wood for table top: size 95x60cm, 4cm thick
– Legs of the table: 4 bars around 50cm length (size 45x45mm)
– 16 wooden screws with 4cm length (use to fix the frame angles on the table top)
– 4 bolts with 7cm length (use to fix the legs of table)
– 6 pieces of steel V angles (use to fix the table and support frame)
– 12 screws 2cm (use in V angles)
– The support frame of table: 2 bars with 79cm length (girth rail) and 2 girth rails with 44 cm length
– 4 pieces of angle padlock 10cm (cut 45 degree for both tops)
Step 2: Fix the corners of frame
In order to make a standard corner table without deflecting when you assemble the corner with table, you can use a fix wooden round to control it.
We use a piece of flat wooden piece to fix the standard distance for each corner before we apply 4 pieces of angle padlock into 4 corners.
We put this thin wood piece into the corner to fix the distance when we close 2 wooden bars.
After fixing 2 wooden bars position near the corner edge, we use a wooden clip to glue the frame.
Step 3: Put all the frames together
We use pieces of angle padlock and drill 4 screws into 4 corners to fix 2 wooden bars.
We drill a hole in the middle of the wooden angle padlock for further steps (to assemble the wooden legs to the table)
After fixing the corners, we use the pen to mark the corner positions.
We should take off the thin wooden piece that we use to fix the corner from the beginning and do the same with other corners of the support frame. Then, we apply the crews to glue the support frame.
Step 4: Fit the top of the table to the frame
After finishing the support frame in step 3 above, we continue to fit the top of the table into the support frame.
We put the wooden piece size 95x60cm that we prepare to use as a table top to the floor (remember to line a cloth under the table to prevent being got some scratches)
We use 6 pieces of metal brackets V side to fix the surface into the support frame.
We use 2 brackets for long side of the table and 1 bracket for each top of table.
The body of table is finish now.
Step 5: Fit the legs to table
To get it easier to remove the table legs when we move the stuffs, we apply 4 bolts into 4 table legs and table top.
We need to drill 2 holes in the table legs, 1 hole for bolt and 1 hole for screw
We drill these holes to apply bolt as below:
We drill 1 hole in the middle of wooden bar and this hole has to fix with bolt and do the same with the rest of 3 table legs.
The deep of the hole needs to be deep enough to apply the screw.
We drill other holes in the corner of table legs, we should pay attention to the deep of these holes.
Then we apply the bolts into the holes we’ve just drilled.
We do the same with other table legs. After drilling, we continue to apply the screws into 4 table legs to fit the body and top of the table. Your table is done now.
Step 6: Apply PU for the surface.
We use the PU to clean the surface of the table slowly. This is the last step to make a wooden table. You can choose your favorite color to paint the table.