The Nintendo 64 or N64 was released in North America in 1996 and had so many amazing games such as "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time", ""Super Smash Bros.", and "Golden Eye 007".
A few months ago I found a picture of a table like this on Facebook. I thought to myself, "I could make that.". This was around the same time that I was looking for Christmas gifts for my family. I feel bad that in my haste to get this finished I missed taking pictures of a few steps. I hope that with my documentation we can fill in the blanks.
Step 1: Supplies Needed
- 2 - 6x6x8 foot fence posts
- 32 - 3 inch grabber screws
- 1 - cheap 4 inch phillips screw driver (the handle will need to be cut short)
- Wood Glue
- 2 Cans Wood filler
- 2 Cans Spray Paint (each color)
Step 2: Cut and Plane Wood
Cut wood to 4 lengths of 17 3/4 and 4 lengths of 19 3/4.
Plane wood from the 5.5 inches down to only 5 inches.
Of the boards that are 19 3/4 inches long, cut 45 degree angles on the ends. These will be the diagonal connecting lines as part of the "N".
***This is the step I didn't take a pictures of***
Drill 32 holes in total (8 in each diagonal piece) deep enough for the screws to hold the N together.
Step 3: Assembly
Glue and assemble the eight pieces two at a time (a corner piece and diagonal piece). The reason you want to assemble it into four identical pieces is so that you can do as much of the assembly using a drill and not have to use a screwdriver.
Step 4: Fill Holes, Gaps and Sand
Once it's fully assembled, check all of the joints. Anywhere that there is a gap, fill it. Fill all of the holes used for screws as well.
Sand everything smooth.
Step 5: Paint Everything
The final step is to paint everything with the correct color scheme.
This is the Youtube video that I found to show me the color scheme. You will find a depiction of the color scheme in the pictures as well.
When I painted it the first time it was really cold outside and the paint didn't dry as well as I'd hoped. Because of this, I ended up needing to paint the whole thing over again. But in the end it was worth it. Just remember to let the paint dry fully before taping for the next color.
I think the table turned out really well and I'm more than happy to hand it off as a present.
Step 6: One Year Update
After having this table for a year some interesting things have happened to the 6x6's. Knowing that they were green when originally working with them (there weren't any options nearby) they ended up cracking.
My brother-in-law has said such things as "I've just been sitting there when all of a sudden I hear it crack, and it's not a quiet crack" and "it's scared the dog a few times."
If I was to make this again I would suggest making it out of something more stable. If you are like me with nothing around really to use, I would considering making it out of 2x4's fastened together. Just an idea.