Trash Into Treasure: Twisted Coffee Table




Create a nice coffee table from wood leftovers.

Step 1: Find Wood Leftovers.

Check your local Woodworking Shop or yunkyard, and ask for any pieces of wood they don't need.

Step 2: Table Top

The pattern is made up from 20 stripes (3cm wide, 1cm thick) assembled and glued together to get a 28 x 28 cm square top. (CAD file available)

Step 3: Legs

Cut 4 legs type 1 (15cm long, 4cm wide, 4cm thick)

Glue each leg to the small 8.5x8.5 cm square piece.

To get the "twisted" motion, rotate each leg 90 º from the previous part.

Repeat the process with legs type 2 (the only difference is the incision on the top)

Step 4: Join the Legs Segments.

I stapled both leg segments together one on top of another and glued 4 stripes of wood to cover the center gap.

Step 5: You Got Your Twisted Coffe Table.

Adjust the table top and glue it to the top of the legs and you're done.



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    4 Discussions


    2 years ago

    I like the overall design and the top in particular but the joining of the upper and lower legs looks to be really weak/insecure. Perhaps it's strong enough but I am wondering if there are better options for making the legs of the table with a similar result?


    2 years ago

    This is really nice! I'll keep this type of design in mind if I'll ever need to build a table.

    You have my vote :)

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    2 years ago

    Simple and awesome design. Voted. Thanks for showing