No Nails Harlequin Table




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Make a small side table with standard cut lumber and without one single nail!

Step 1: You'll Need

E-6000 glue

Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

Small hammer

Brass thumbtacks

Needle nose pliers



Sandpaper or sanding block


(1) 1" x 12" x 18" - Table Top

(2) 1" x 2" x 14" - Table Skirt

(2) 1" x 2" x 9" - Table Skirt

(4) 1" x 1" x 24" - Legs

(2) 1" x 1" x 5 3/4" - Crossbar Support

(1) 1" x 1" x 12 1/4" - Crossbar Support

Step 2: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 3: Assemble

Evenly glue the two 1"x2"x14" and the two 1"x2"x9"

to the underside of the 1"x12x18" table top to create the skirt

*Let the glue set for about 15 minutes

Next, glue the 1"x1"x24" legs on the inside of each corner of the skirt

*Let everything dry for at least one hour

Step 4:

Glue the 1"x1"x5 3/4" pieces in between the legs about 8" up

*Let dry for 1 hour

Glue the 1"x1"x12 1/4" between the two 5 3/4" pieces

*Let everything dry for at least 2 hours

With a ruler, create your harlequin (diamond) pattern

Paint the diamonds with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint

Step 5: Paint and Embellish

Paint the legs and skirt of the table and let dry

Mark the edge of the table top every inch

Holding the thumbtacks with needle nose pliers, tap them into the edge of the table

Sand the edges with a sanding block or sand paper to expose the wood on the edges



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    2 Discussions

    Mark Montanoshazni

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    It's pretty small, but so far a pretty heavy house plant has been on it as well as a few books. Just don't sit on it! :)