Step 1: Materials, Tools, & SketchUp File
- (1) Old Coffee Table or Top
- Pipe Cutter
- Allen Wrench
- Tape Measure
Step 2: Dismantle Existing Coffee Table (or Locate Top)
Step 3: Decorate/Finish Table Top
- Glue down a poster
- Break up old tiles and make a mosaic
Step 4: Mount Table Legs
3.1 – Screw flanges to the bottom of the table top. I just eyed the distance from the edge because I was mounting the flanges so close to the edge.
3.2. – Cut table legs to desired length. I used the old table legs from the IKEA coffee table to determine the leg height.
3.3 – Insert table legs into the flanges that have been attached to the bottom of the table.
3.4 – Measure the distance between the end pipes and cut the pipe to that length to form the brace ends.
3.5 – Slip on a tee fitting onto the brace pipe that was just cut and then put a tee fitting on either end. At this point you should be able to slide that piece down onto the two legs at the end of the table.
3.6 – Once both the side braces are on, measure the distance from brace to brace. This will give you the length of the pipe that runs down the middle of the table.
3.7 – Once you cut the middle runner pipe then month the pipe between the two middle tee fittings to complete the leg bracing.
3.8 – At this point you can begin to tighten your fittings. You may want to wait to do your final adjustment until after the table is flipped over.
3.9 – Insert end caps. The end caps I used were designed for use with schedule 40 pipe, not aluminum fence post, so you will need to apply a bit of epoxy or glue to the end caps before inserting them.
3.10 – At this point you can flip the table over and do your final adjustments.