Table Saw (www.TechShop.ws)
Chop Saw (www.TechShop.ws)
MDF, 5 pieces, 4 sides and top
Scrap wood (just a small piece)
Brad Nailer with Nails (www.TechShop.ws)
Punch (if need be)
Hammer (if need be)
Router with Flush trim bit (www.TechShop.ws)
Random orbital sander (www.TechShop.ws)
Sand paper for the orbital sander
Today I will show you the way that I make quick pedestals. First you will need to know your size pedestal that you are going to make. The size that I’m making is 8 x 24 x 8, and I use MDF, which is medium-density fiberboard. The MDF will give you are more uniform surface then ply-wood.
Step 1: Cutting the Boards to Size
Rip down the last piece of MDF for the top of the pedestal, For the top of the pedestal you want the board to be 1/8 lager on all four sides. Start at the table saw move the fance over to 9 1/4 and rip down the MDF. Measures out the 9 1/4, make your last cut on the chop saw.
Step 2: Glue Up
Rip down the last piece of MDF to an 1/8 lager on all four sides. Start at the table saw move the france over to 9 1/4 and rip down the MDF. measures out the the 9 1/4, make your last cut on the chop saw. Apply glue to the top of the MDF and set the top piece on, making sure the all four sides are covered. Using the nail gun to nail the top in place
Step 3: Wood Filler
With your putty knife and wood filler, fill all the nail holes. Put a little putty on the knife and spreading it in to the hole. Next, scrap off the extra wood filler, let dry and sand with the random orbital sander. With MDF you can use 150 grit sandpaper.
Step 4: Cutting the Top Flush
Next all you have to do is paint your pedestal to your desire color and you are pedestal is done.