how to build a glass top shadow box coffee table

How to Build a Glass Top Shadow Box Coffee Table

Building a glass top shadow box coffee table is a great way to add a unique, stylish and modern look to your living or entertainment room. This coffee table has a sturdy structure that allows you to store and display your favorite items inside. Here are some tips on how to easily build your own glass top shadow box coffee table.

Step 1: Gather Materials

  • 4 pieces of wood – 24″ x 48″
  • 4 pieces of wood – 24″ x 12″
  • 8 pieces of wood – 8″ x 12″
  • 4 pieces of wood – 4″ x 4″
  • Glass – 48″ x 24″
  • 4 corner metal braces
  • Wood glue
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood stain
  • Polyurethane
  • 4 metal hinges
  • 4 corner protectors

Step 2: Cut the Wood

Use a miter saw to cut the wood into the specified sizes. Make sure to cut the wood accurately as this is necessary to ensure that your table is sturdy and square.

Step 3: Assemble the Pieces

Start by laying out the pieces on the ground to make sure they will assemble correctly. Once you have confirmed the pieces fit properly, begin gluing and nailing them together.

Step 4: Sand and Stain

Once the structure of your table is assembled, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. Then, apply a stain and polyurethane to give the table a nice finish.

Step 5: Attach the Hinges

Attach four metal hinges to the top of the table to hold the glass in place. Make sure the hinges are firmly attached and the glass fits tightly.

Step 6: Add the Corner Protectors

Attach the corner protectors to the top of the table to protect the glass from being scratched or broken.

Step 7: Add the Glass

Finally, add the glass to the top of the table. Make sure the glass is placed securely and all the edges of the frame are covered. You can now add whatever decorative items you desire to the inside of the shadow box coffee table.

Your glass top shadow box coffee table is now complete! This unique and stylish piece of furniture is sure to enhance any living or entertainment room.

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