Table Jacket

About: As a former carpenter and local citizen, I'm now the first Building Maintenance Technician of the Waag building in Amsterdam. An old building (the oldest worldly building in Amsterdam) and monument as the Wa...

Intro: Table Jacket

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.

Step 1: Measurements

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.

Measure twice before using the saw!

Step 3: First Carpentry

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

Step 4: Connecting the Pieces

Use corner pieces to make a rigid connection.

Step 5: Putting Together the Pieces

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

Step 6: ET VOILA!

We've turned this tiny table into a monster table!

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    kinderdm

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    bas_van_abelkinderdm

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    lemoniekinderdm

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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