Introduction: Diy "Old" Coffee Table
I have allways liked old refurbished furnitures.
Because i didn't find suitable, i decided to make one by myself.
Wood for the deck is from the old kids bunk bed.
For the sides i used left over pieces of 2 x 4"
Feets are made from 3mm x 50mm flatbar. ( 5 meters)
Feets are welded together with tig, but that's optional, my original idea was to connect parts with screws..
but i decided to be lazy and use welder.
I also used: ( most of the tools are optional, i was lazy and used the easiest way)
Table saw (diy)
Power hand plane
Sheet metal bending brake (diy)
Video shows the process:
Step 1: Deck..
Deck is made from the old kids bunk bed.
Material was 22mm thick spruce ( little less than 1")
I sliced the parts with table saw, and glued them together with wood glue.
After parts we're dried i smoothened the surface with power hand plane.
Step 2: Sides of the Deck..
For the sides of the deck i used left over pieces of 2 x 4"
I cut them half and then straightend them with rip cuts.
Then i cut them L- shaped.
L -groove depth is similar with the decks thickness after planing.
Cutted miters to the profiles, and glued deck and profiles together.
Step 3: "get It Old"
To get little older look for the table.
I used dark wood oil, and after it was totally dry ( i waited a week )
I sanded surface until i was satisfied to its look.
Finally i applied couple layers of varnish to the surface.
Step 4: Feets..
Feets are made from 3mm x 50mm flatbar.
I cut them to the right size with chop saw.
I drawed a life size model and counted measures from that.
I bent the flat bar around 55mm diameter axle, and fitted pieces to the drawing.
Then i shaped the ends of the flat bars with corner grider using 40 grit flap disc.
Step 5: Feets Continued..
I weld the parts together using tig.
Welding isn't necessary, my original plan was to use rivets or screws, but i choosed to take the easy way.
I made "decorations" (didn't find good english word for those) for the feets from 2mm thick sheet metal. ( these decorations can be use for hiding possible screws too)
I used circular saw and angle grinder for cutting.
Then i did little pre-bends using my diy bending brake, final bends i made by squeezing with pliers.
Step 6: Colour..
Layers of white and black paint.
I toasted the surface with torches to get it bubly and craked. Then i scrathed it with sanding paper.
I attached the feets to the table with 2mm thick steel stripes with screws.