Introduction: Torched American Flag Table
Simple coffee table design, done in only 12 steps.
Step 1: Cut Boards for Table Top
You're going to cut six 2 by 4's to 6/8ths of an inch, using the table saw. This is for the thickness of your table.
Step 2: Cut Table Top Boards
Cut all six boards to 40 inches long using a miter saw.
Step 3: Cut Connector Boards
Cut two 2 by 4's to 3/8ths for the thickness, and 19 inches for the length. These two boards will be underneath the table connecting all the boards together.
Step 4: Cut Boards for Legs
Cut four 2 by 4's to 24 inches long using a miter saw. Then using the table saw cut the boards to 2 5/8ths for the width of the boards.
Step 5: Connecting the Legs
Cut a 2 by 4 to your desired thickness and 5/16ths in length. This is for connecting the legs together to make the table sturdy. Then use a Kreg Jig to make angled holes so you can screw the board into the legs.
Step 6: Attaching Table to Legs
Set the table top onto the legs and screw straight down into the legs. I recommend pre drilling before you screw into the boards to make pilot holes so the screws don't split the wood.
Step 7: Cut Panels for Perimeter of Table
Cut a 2 by 4 to 4/8ths with a table saw to make a skinny panel to go around the outside of your table.
Step 8: Glue Panels to Table
Using wood glue, glue the panels to the outside of the table. Clamping the boards will be your best option for keeping them in place.
Step 9: Torch the Stipes
Torch the stripes of the flag, make sure to not get too close to the wood or you'll burn it too much or yourself. Keep the flame 3-4 inches away from the wood. Use scarp wood to cover over the white strips to protect it from being torched.
Step 10: Torch the Table
Torch all the legs and panels around the table using a torch.
Step 11: Torch the Stars
Use any template found online and trace it onto a piece of wood or tin and torch your stars. I used a Carvey to trace out the stars onto a piece of wood, i recommend a piece of metal because my stars didn't come out as expected.
Step 12: Apply Urethane
Apply Urethane to the entire table for a glossy look and then you're finished.