Using Acrylic in Live Edge Coffee Tables
Live edge furniture uses a slab of wood with its natural, uneven edge retained to add organic appeal and show off the raw beauty of the wood. Introducing an acrylic element to a live edge coffee table can provide an interesting contrast and pleasing visual effects.
Tools and Materials Needed
- Live edge slab of wood
- Acrylic sheets
- Construction adhesive
- Carpenter’s saw
- Power drill
- Choose a unique live edge slab with unusual, interesting edges. Place the live edge slab onto a work surface.
- Cut the acrylic sheet to the same length and width as the live edge slab with a carpenter’s saw.
- Rough up the backside of the acrylic sheet with sandpaper.
- Spread a generous amount of construction adhesive on the rough back side of the acrylic sheet.
- Place the acrylic sheet carefully on top of the live edge slab.
- Smooth out the edges of the two pieces with your hands to ensure a tight fit.
- Drill pilot holes into the edges of the live edge slab and the acrylic sheet.
- Secure the two pieces with screws. Smooth out the edges again with a piece of sandpaper.
By adding an acrylic component to a live edge coffee table, you are sure to get an interesting, eye-catching piece of furniture that will be a conversation starter. While you can certainly take on this project yourself with the right tools and supplies, it is always a good idea to seek help from a professional if you are in any doubt about your own skills and capabilities.