How to make a simple & easy Industrial Sofa Table
I love building industrial style furniture. The pairing of metal and wood in furniture is beautiful and something I really really enjoy. Here I am building a super easy industrial Sofa Table that will be used with bar stools. This build shows just how easy it is to make simple elegant and modern furniture just like this. Check out the full video and walk through on how I did it.
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Step by Step
- Cut Metal / Grind Bevels
- Tack Together Sides
- Finish Weld Sides & Add Stretchers
- Flatten & Square Wood
- Assemble Top
- Sand & Finish
- Prep & Prime Base
- Paint & Attach Top
Step 1: Cut Metal / Grind Bevels
Cut Metal / Grind Bevels
Cut down your metal stock to size. Cut the long pieces first for the stretchers, then cut the legs and cross members. You can use a chopping metal cutting saw, a bandsaw, or a zip wheel on a hand grinder. Bevel the edges on all butt joints.
Step 2: Tack Together Sides
Start by tacking together the sides for the base. Make sure everything is square.
Step 3: Finish Weld Sides & Add Stretchers
Pick the pattern you want for your panels and trace them out onto the door panel cores.
Step 4: Flatten & Square Wood for Top
If you purchased your wood rough cut, use this time to square the wood and cut it to size. Use your jointer, planer, and Table saw. If you don't have these tools, you can purchase your wood s4s from the store
Step 5: Assemble Top
Using a domino or biscuit jointer, assemble the top. Use plenty of glue. This part is for alignment only. The stability is not needed. But this helps to create less flattening and sanding.
Step 6: Sand & Finish
Sand the top once it dries to your preference. I am using Rubio Monocoat finish for my top which only requires sanding to 150 grit.
Step 7: Prep & Prime Base
Prep the metal bases by cleaning them with acetone and wiping off all grease and dirt. Use a self etching primer to first coat the metal. I prefer 2 coats.