You can do this project If you have a space in the home in which you like to work or do any activity, or simply a table in which we can share good moments and have dinner outdoor for that special person in the family. The project can be done with materials cut to size in DIY stores or hardware stores for wood. It is recommended the use of light pinewood that can be utilized with already included sealer, to facilitate the assembly process and also save time for the preparation of the surfaces. We recommended pine because it is very easy to work with, and also because of its color, but you can use other types of woods or you can recycle wood from other projects. The time for the manufacturing can be of a weekend and can amaze you of the usefulness in a space in your home.
Table of Contents
- two pinewood strips of 1600mm x 1 in x 400mm
- four pine wood strips of 780mm x 2 in x 2 in
- two pinewood strips of 1388.40mm x 63.50mm x 1in
- two pinewood strips of 648.4mm x 63.10mm x 1 in
- one pinewood strip of 1444.60mm x 1 in x 2 in
- two pinewood strips of 648.4mm x 2in x1in
- six screws for wood 1/4 diameter 2 inches in longitude
- 4 Tapered caps for wood (The diameter of the cap depends on the size of the head of the screw)
- Glue for wood
- Sandpaper 80 grid
- wood sealer
- Paint for wood of the color of your choice
- Flat head screwdriver
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Measuring tape
- carpenter’s square
- Woodworking hammer
- Manual and electric saw blades for thin cuts
- Manual presses type c 12 inches to adjust frames
- Electric drill with chuck key
- Manual saw or jigsaw
- 1/4 in drill bit
- 3/8 in drill bit for chamfering
- Brush to apply the glue
- 1/2 in Chisel
- 1/4 in Chisel
- Wood roughing files
Note: In some wood shops or DIY stores you can talk to the salesman and tell him to cut the woods to size for you.
Note: Files are attached with the measurements for each component of the table, it is important to say that each component requires a special preparation to ease the assembly process; we recommend you see the assembly GIF image and the 3D renderings of the table.
For safety it is recommended the use of personal protective equipment such as:
- Safety goggles
- Safety gloves
- Clothes in good state according to the work to be done
Warning: Always make sure to follow the instructions of your tools manufacturer on how to change the drill bits of your drill and how to change the blade of your jigsaw.
Warning: When cutting with the jigsaw make sure you always cut in a horizontal table to make it easier for you and also wear safety goggles and a mask for dust protection.
Note: When applying the wood sealer to the wood make sure you do it in a well ventilated area, the sealer smell is particularly strong and can cause dizziness.
- Proceed to prepare the surface of each component of the table to eliminate deformations or details that are on the surface of the wood.
The sanding must be constant and in one way only, apply the sealer for wood and wait two hours for the sealer to cure.
- Supporting pillars: After measuring and check the measurements with the drawings, draw and mark the cavities then use the 3/8 drill bit to make auxiliary holes (so that using the chisel is easier) then use the chisels to make the cavities. For each supporting pillar, there are three cavities (twelve in total). Each cavity must be prepared with an easy procedure in which you use the 3/8 drill bits to make 3 holes at a distance of 5mm, in order to use the chisels to make the cavities and then you file and adjust to the extent so that the supports tabs can occupy that space for proper assembly. Use the chisels also to make the chamfers on the side of the supporting pillars.
- Long supports and short supports: Check the measurements again with the drawings, use the pencil to mark the cuts, and make the cut using the manual saw or the jigsaw to form the tab that will go in the cavity of the supporting pillars.
- Lower supports: After checking the measurements, the handsaw or jigsaw is used to make the channels.
- Lower support strip: After checking the measurements use the 1/4 drill bit to drill the holes for the screws.
- Top strip: After the surface preparation process, using the file to round off the corners, and then take measurements for the holes for the screws that will join the top strips with the supporting pillars. Using the 1/4 drill bit drill the holes for the screws and with the 3/8 drill bit, the chamfer is made.
Assembly of the table
- Apply the glue in the lower cavities of the four supporting pillars.
- Joint the lower supports to the supporting pillars, using the 12-inch type c presses to glue the frames and corners.
- Let the glue dry for two hours
- Apply the glue to the upper cavities of the four supporting pillars
- Joint the upper supports (long support and short support) to the supporting pillars, using the 12-inch type c presses to glue the frames and corners.
- Let the glue dry for two hours
- Apply glue to the upper face of the supporting pillars to join the top strips.
- Align the top strips with the holes for the screws, using the 12-inch type c presses to glue the frames and corners.
- Screw the screws to the wood.
- Let the table dry for two hours
- Dismantle type c presses
- Put the tapered caps in the holes, these are manufactured by the size of the screw chamfer and the penetration in the wood
After the glue dry:
- Sand the table to prep the surface for the sealer
- Apply wood sealer to the table
- Apply the paint to the table