Introduction: How to Build Reclaimed Industrial Dining Tables
Step 1: Cut Down Wood and Mill to Thickness
Rough dimension all of your wood on your chop saw then joint and plane the wood down to its final thickness.
Step 2: Glue Up Tops
Glue up your table tops using a liberal amount of glue and parallel clamps. I use the pipe clamps for pressure and to keep the wood flat
Step 3: Cut Down Wooden Tops to Final Shape and Dimension, Apply Finish
Cut all your tops to their final desired dimensions. Using whatever tools you prefer, then go and sand and apply your finish!
Step 4: Cut Down Metal Stock for Bases
Cut all your metal pieces to their final dimensions. I use a FEIN Slugger with a carbide tipped blade. Makes short work of this part
Step 5: Tack Up Base
Tack all your bases together and measure for final dimensions. Use a hammer or clamps to make sure all parts are square
Step 6: Finish Weld Pieces Together
Finishh welding your bases together after theyre flat and square.
Step 7: Cut the "X" on Bases
if you mimic the X style base like me. Cut the welded "x's" in half. Finish welding your bases together. Ad the brackets for mounting the tops
Step 8: Paint and Attach Top !
Paint your base or finish it with clear. Attach your tops and you're all done.
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