How to Make a Durable Coffee Table
Looking to spruce up your home, or just want to make something cool while in quarantine? Making a coffee table is an easy and fun project that will add both style and value to your home. Here are the steps to make a sturdy and stylish coffee table:
Step 1: Gather Materials
- Tabletop (wooden or glass- depending on desired aesthetics)
- Wood glue
- Table frame (wooden or metallic- depending on desired aesthetics)
- Table risers
- Nuts and bolts
- Hex Key
- Wood stain (optional)
Step 2: Assemble Frame
Using the saw and hammer, assemble the table frame according to the instructions. Make sure the frame is large enough to accommodate the tabletop. Secure ALL nuts and bolts with the hex key.
Step 3: Attach Risers
Attach the risers to the frame to allow the table to adjust. This is important since it allows air to circulate underneath the table, thus preventing warping.
Step 4: Attach Tabletop
Use wood glue to attach the tabletop to the frame. For a more secure bond, use clamps to hold the tabletop in place while the glue sets.
Step 5: Sand and Stain
Once the glue is dried, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges. For a more finished look, apply a wood stain to the tabletop and frame.
Voila! Your durable coffee table is now finished.
With the steps outlined above, you can now enjoy a sturdy and stylish coffee table that will last for years to come. Have fun!