Whenever I have an idea to build something, often the first piece of paper I see is the post-it note on my desk, I aggressively put pen to paper trying to get as many details onto a 3x3 inch note pad as I possibly can.... You guys, that Post-It is way too small for my really big idea!
With the availability of GIANT 3M Post-It Easel pads, I was able to make MY WHOLE WORK-SURFACE a great, big, sticky note! WIN!
I used the following for this project:
- Table Saw
NOTE: You could sub the 3/4" and 1/4" plywood for 1", or thicker, piece of plywood. The IKEA table legs I used needed to be anchored to a 1" piece of wood.
Gracious gif making/modeling help from jessyrafink.
Step 1: Going to IKEA
GO TO IKEA WITH A PLAN.
The IKEA website makes it pretty easy to plan ahead, I was able to pick out the table legs I wanted and even figure out where in the store I could get them. All I had to do is select which location I planned to go to, and it told me that I could find them in Aisle 8, Bin 16 of the warehouse section.
I was in and out of the store in 10 minutes. VICTORY!
Step 2: Measure Post-IT Pad
To do this, I had to tear up the cardboard around the bound edge of the note pad.
Step 3: Cutting out top
Step 4: Cutting and Gluing 1/4" pieces
Using a straight edge, I found the center points of each 5x5 square, and marked it with an X. This way, I knew where to center each bracket over the bonded plywood.
I roughed up the corners of the 3/4" plywood slab, and then anchored the 5x5 plates with glue.
After clamping for 30 minutes, the glue was set.
Step 5: Screwing down brackets
I used a 1/8" drill bit for the screws that came with leg bracket, and pre-drilled all the holes necessary. BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO SINK THE DRILL BIT TOO DEEP! Otherwise you have holes in your table top.
While pre-drilling I used a clamp to hold the bracket in place, then drilled the screws in.
Step 6: Screw on the Legs
Step 7: Re-Bend the staples on the Post-IT pad.
I pulled the arms of each staple up, straitening them out, then pushing them back down.