Introduction: Diy "Old" Coffee Table

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Hi

I have allways liked old refurbished furnitures.

Because i didn't find suitable, i decided to make one by myself.

Wood for the deck is from the old kids bunk bed.

For the sides i used left over pieces of 2 x 4"

Feets are made from 3mm x 50mm flatbar. ( 5 meters)

Feets are welded together with tig, but that's optional, my original idea was to connect parts with screws..

but i decided to be lazy and use welder.

I also used: ( most of the tools are optional, i was lazy and used the easiest way)

Table saw (diy)

Chop saw

Power hand plane

Angle grinder

Circular saw

Sheet metal bending brake (diy)

Drill

Pliers

Miter saw

Video shows the process:

Step 1: Deck..

Picture of Deck..

Deck is made from the old kids bunk bed.

Material was 22mm thick spruce ( little less than 1")

I sliced the parts with table saw, and glued them together with wood glue.

After parts we're dried i smoothened the surface with power hand plane.

Step 2: Sides of the Deck..

Picture of Sides of the Deck..

For the sides of the deck i used left over pieces of 2 x 4"

I cut them half and then straightend them with rip cuts.

Then i cut them L- shaped.

L -groove depth is similar with the decks thickness after planing.

Cutted miters to the profiles, and glued deck and profiles together.

Step 3: "get It Old"

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To get little older look for the table.

I used dark wood oil, and after it was totally dry ( i waited a week )

I sanded surface until i was satisfied to its look.

Finally i applied couple layers of varnish to the surface.

Step 4: Feets..

Picture of Feets..

Feets are made from 3mm x 50mm flatbar.

I cut them to the right size with chop saw.

I drawed a life size model and counted measures from that.

I bent the flat bar around 55mm diameter axle, and fitted pieces to the drawing.

Then i shaped the ends of the flat bars with corner grider using 40 grit flap disc.

Step 5: Feets Continued..

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I weld the parts together using tig.

Welding isn't necessary, my original plan was to use rivets or screws, but i choosed to take the easy way.

I made "decorations" (didn't find good english word for those) for the feets from 2mm thick sheet metal. ( these decorations can be use for hiding possible screws too)

I used circular saw and angle grinder for cutting.

Then i did little pre-bends using my diy bending brake, final bends i made by squeezing with pliers.

Step 6: Colour..

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Finally

Layers of white and black paint.

I toasted the surface with torches to get it bubly and craked. Then i scrathed it with sanding paper.

I attached the feets to the table with 2mm thick steel stripes with screws.

Comments

mattF58 (author)2017-06-01

Where did you get the railroad track? LOL.

It looks great.

sondradkh (author)2017-04-19

beautiful!

Thank you very much!

4DIYers (author)2017-03-30

Beautiful work! If you're not already, you should definitley considering selling custom made furniture.

Tuomas Soikkeli (author)4DIYers2017-03-30

Thank you. I have considered it, needs more practising first. This is a small country with lots of makers.. Seems that everybody likes to make things rather by themself, unless you sell something very special. :)

Darthorso (author)2017-03-28

Very nice!

Thanks!

Swansong (author)2017-03-27

That is gorgeous! I love the scroll work on the bottom. :)

Tuomas Soikkeli (author)Swansong2017-03-27

Thank you!

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