Introduction: Resize a Coffee Table
I picked up a coffee table that didn't really fit the couch space. I thought about buying a new one, but I notices the table was solidly constructed of hard wood and decided to reshape it.
Step 1: Disassemble
First disassemble the table.
Step 2: Resize Top
Cut a section out of the table top.
Step 3: Resize Aprons
Remove a section from the aprons of the same width as was removed from the table top.
Step 4: Glue
Glue a strip of wood between the sections of table top and apron where the wood was removed.
Step 5: Cut
Remove any excess wood.
Step 6: Remove Finish
Remove the old finish. Use a combination of sanding and card scraping.
Step 7: Shorten the Legs
Remove a desired length from the bottom of the 4 legs.
Step 8: Embellishments
Cut a few strips of wood to attach to the corners of the table top.
Step 9: Reassemble
Secure the structure.
Step 10: Stain
Stain the table.
Step 11: Finish
Apply a finish. I used Danish Oil
Step 12: Floor Protectors
Glue floor protectors to the bottom of each leg.