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This table cover will transform any small table into a strong big table. The cover works as a camouflage. You can use any type of wood. For our table we have used OSB.

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Step 1: Measurements

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Use these measurements for a generic table Jacket. Most tables will fit in this wooden jacket, though make sure you measure your own table before you start using these drawings.

Step 2: Use a tablesaw for all the pieces.

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Measure twice before using the saw!

Step 3: First carpentry

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Use nails to put together the jacket for the table-legs and the tabletop.

Step 4: Connecting the pieces

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Use corner pieces to make a rigid connection.

Step 5: Putting together the pieces

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Get any standard straight-legged table and start with the leg jackets.

Step 6: ET VOILA!

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We've turned this tiny table into a monster table!
kinderdm5 years ago
Just curious, what is the purpose of putting this over another table.  Does the inner table give otherwise missing strength or stability?  Just seems like the cover is a pretty decent table in its own right.  Thanks for the help.
We indeed use it as a temporary device for events, for which we needed this look&feel. We made it such way that we can use it on almost any table with straight legs.
The wood/OSB is not strong enough on its own, though it is very cheap and has a great look. It is also an easy surface to finish with paint.
This way we have a big good/strong looking table for just a few bucks and no fixings are required.
It looks to me like a temporary device. That is you assemble it around an existing table - no fixings are required. Later you take it off.