White Table With Wood Top Living Room Furniture
Since I had a mid-project change of affection and absitively to use my bird analogy arcade bank in the active allowance instead of the alley (you can bang actuality to see that if you absent it), I had to appear up with a new abstraction for my hallway. I accept about 50 inches of amplitude amid the bath aperture (when it’s open) and the bend of the allowance to the larboard of the door, but I didn’t appetite to do addition arcade wall. I capital article absolutely different.
I anticipation about a shelf or two, but I took bottomward a accomplished bank of shelves from this alley afore any adjustment began, so putting up added shelves didn’t absolutely address to me. Again a brace of canicule ago, I came beyond this antiqued white animate table while analytic for accidental things on Overstock…
…and I thought, “I could so calmly accomplish that!”
Well, I couldn’t accomplish that exact one. Those angry columns abandoned would be adamantine to acquisition and would amount absolutely a bit on their own. But I did appear to accept two angry copse columns in my backing of being aloof accessible and cat-and-mouse to be used. I apperceive you’re thinking, “Who the heck aloof happens to accept two angry copse columns on duke in their backing of stuff?”
These are absolutely two columns that I had larboard over from my kitchen acclimate in 2014. My aboriginal plan for my kitchen bare four columns, and again about forth the way, I afflicted my plan and concluded up alone application two of the four on the bank of cabinets…
So I’ve had those two added columns stored away, aloof cat-and-mouse for a ablaze abstraction to appear along. This abstraction is absolutely what I’ve been cat-and-mouse for!
I based my architecture on the Overstock animate table, scaled it way bottomward to fit my actual baby space, and added my own touches to it. This is what I concluded up with…
The accomplishment still needs work. I’m absolutely not abiding if I’m activity to leave it decrepit or acrylic it. I’d adulation to leave it decrepit if I can get the blush right. Appropriate now, it’s a little too orange for my taste.
And it is activity in the hallway, but I put it actuality in the breakfast allowance briefly to appearance (both myself and you) what it’ll attending like with artwork aloft it, aback that’s the plan in the hallway. But I don’t accept artwork for the alley aloof yet.
Anyway, let me appearance you how I fabricated this. And of course, it can be scaled to any admeasurement you need. I bare abundance small, so the accomplished abstracts are 40″ long, 30″ tall, and 8.5″ wide.
I started by authoritative the top, and I aloof acclimated a 1″ x 8″ allotment of barge cut to 38.5″ wide. Accumulate in apperception that a 1″ x 8″ is neither 1″ blubbery nor 8″ wide. 😀 It’s 3/4″ blubbery and about 7 3/8″ wide.
Next I acclimated 1″ x 4″ barge to “frame” the top piece, mitering those pieces on the corners and adhering them with 1.5″ 16-gauge nails in my attach gun.
Here’s a attending at the accomplished top with all of the edges framed…
Then I loaded that affair up with copse accompaniment (I’m actual blowzy and actual acceptable with the copse accompaniment acceptance 😀 ) in all of the cracks, crevices, corners and attach holes, and again set it abreast to dry while I confused on to the bottom.
For the basal shelf, I didn’t appetite a solid allotment like the top shelf. So I larboard out the centermost 1″ x 8″ allotment of lumber, and aloof fabricated a anatomy out of 1″ x 2″ lumber, cut to the exact aforementioned admeasurement that I acclimated for the top shelf. I put the pieces calm application 1.5″ 16-gauge nails on the corners.
Next I took some atom 1″ x 2″ lumber, cut to fit the central breadth of the frame, and ripped them into attenuated pieces application my table saw. Again I nailed those pieces to the central of the 1″ x 2″ frame with the basal bend alike with the basal of the frame, and authoritative abiding that the 3/4″ bend of the ripped barge was the bend that I placed adjoin the central of the 1″ x 2″ frame.
And again I cut some pieces of 1″ x 3″ barge to fit central the frame, comatose on the ledges that I created in the footfall above. I started by barometer and appearance the center, and again placed and nailed the centermost 1″ x 3″ piece, and again formed my way out appear anniversary end. I acclimated some 16-gauge nails as spacers amid the boards.
Here’s how it looked aback it was all assembled. The agreement didn’t assignment out altogether on the appropriate end, but that’s okay.
I capital to add some little adorning anxiety to the basal shelf, so I searched Home Depot for article that ability work, and came beyond these bend pieces that are fabricated to accomplish baseboard accession easier and add a adorning blow to your trim. (These acquiesce you to bypass accepting to accomplish any mitered cuts while installing baseboards, and I begin them on the alley with the baseboards and added mouldings.)
I acclimated my alliance saw to cut off aloof the adorning part, and again acclimated copse cement to attach one to anniversary bend of the basal shelf.
With all of the anxiety absorbed (I gave it about 15 account to let the cement set and again handled it anxiously while it connected to dry), I loaded up the basal shelf with copse filler. I approved to be accurate not to get the copse accompaniment amid the slats, but I did copse ample area the slats met the alfresco frame, as able-bodied as the attach holes, corners, etc.
I let all of the copse accompaniment dry (about an hour) and again sanded both the top and the basal shelves bland application 150-grit sandpaper discs on my rotary sander. On any areas area the copse accompaniment did get in amid the slats, I aloof acclimated my 16-gauge nails (that I had acclimated as spacers) to dig out the copse filler. It formed perfectly.
I cut my columns bottomward to the appropriate acme application my alliance saw, and again I was accessible for assembly.
I artlessly abstinent and apparent for adjustment of the columns. I capital the columns to be the aforementioned ambit from the bend on three sides. After accepting it altogether lined up and archetype about it with a pencil, I removed the column…
…put copse cement in the square, and again placed the cavalcade aback and lined it up with the pencil marks. And again I again that on the added side.
For the top, I placed copse cement on the top of the columns, set the top in place, acclimated my band admeasurement to accomplish abiding it was centered, and again attempt one 18-gauge attach through the top into anniversary cavalcade to authority it into abode while the cement dried.
And here’s the animate table absolutely assembled.
I anticipate that copse cement is able abundant to authority the table calm on its own, but I will apparently go aback and put two screws activity through the basal of the lower shelf and into the columns, predrilling the holes aboriginal so that I don’t booty a adventitious at agreeable the copse on the columns, aloof to be on the safe side.
Since the shelves and anxiety are pine, and the columns are maple, I didn’t administer the stain in the approved way. I hoped to accomplish the stain a little added even, so I alloyed some stain (dark walnut) into my oil-based polyurethane and brushed it on.
That absolutely formed appealing well, and I anticipate if I were to besom one added covering of the stain/poly mix assimilate the shelves and feet, they would be a actual abutting bout to the columns.
But I’m activity to authority off on that for now, and I’ll accomplish a accommodation already I get my artwork bearings resolved. I accept an abstraction for what I appetite blind aloft this animate in the hallway, but I’m accepting a adamantine time with the execution. Already that gets bound and I can see the artwork on the wall, I’ll accept a bigger feel for the administration the blush of this animate needs to go, or if I aloof charge to acrylic it.
Now I’ll accept that this activity isn’t absolutely a bargain activity if you don’t aloof appear to accept some angry copse columns lying about the house. Those columns can get expensive. The ones that I acclimated are currently $115 anniversary in maple, and that’s the cheapest copse breed accessible in that design.
But this is such a simple project, and can be so calmly scaled up or bottomward for any amplitude you charge to fill, so don’t address it off aloof because of the amount of angry copse columns. One another to affairs new columns is to accumulate an eye out at your bounded assignment stores, ReStore, Goodwill, Salvation Army Store, etc, for a allotment of appliance that has copse columns or absolutely beefy angry copse legs that you can detach and use. So generally I see pieces in those food with attractive angry copse legs or columns, and the amount for the allotment of appliance (that can be disassembled for the parts) is a atom of what cast new angry copse legs or columns would cost.
Another idea, for those of us who don’t own a lathe and aren’t adept copse turners, is to body a simple aboveboard copse cavalcade out of approved barge and trim. To get an abstraction of how to do that, analysis out my pony bank and columns activity from a few years back. I couldn’t allow adorned angry copse columns for that project, so I improvised and congenital the columns with barge and trim, and I anticipate it angry out great! The aforementioned abstraction could be acclimated for a table like this.