Building your own Round Outdoor Coffee Table is a great way to make sure that the table you purchase is exactly what you want or need, and to keep with the general look and feel of your garden. It also means saving on the cost of having one made for you. Here’s how you go about making your own. All you need are basic tools and materials!
First of all you need to choose the type of wood you want to use. You can get some really good looking tables from pine and fir. I’ve tried them, and they do look really good when finished properly, but you have to know what you’re getting into before you make that final decision.
Make sure that you choose a solid hardwood like this and don’t settle for cheap woods that are not as solid, like plywood. There’s nothing worse than an unstable table, which you are unable to move in any direction.
Once you’ve chosen the type of wood, the next thing you’ll have to do is decide which style is best. There are several choices you can consider. You can get traditional or modern styles. You can also get a simple design or a more intricate one.
The most important thing is to be able to afford the wood. Depending on where you live it may be quite a bit. If you can afford it then you’re all set to make your own Round Outdoor Coffee Table.
The next thing you should do is to cut the wood to size. Be careful to make sure that you don’t Nick the piece. After that, drill the hole through the piece and attach the wood pieces and trim if necessary. You may also want to get an optional support for the table if you’re going to place it in a tree stand or porch. This will help keep it secure from tipping over in strong winds.
If you’re using a table saw you’ll need to cut all the wood to length, but not all the way through to the other side. You can take measurements beforehand to make sure that the table will fit exactly where you want it to go. Don’t worry if you don’t get everything exact. Measure from the corner so that you won’t end up having to cut again.
Now, you’re ready to assemble the piece. Start by placing the legs inside the table. Then add the table top and place any accessories around it like a coffee mug, and finally attach the trim around the base of the table to ensure that everything fits. And you’re ready to enjoy!
You’ll probably want to get a drill bit and a hammer for this step. You’ll have to drill through all the wooden pieces until you reach the top of the table. Be sure that it’s sturdy enough to hold the table top and the legs securely. Take your time and try to keep it very level.
When it’s all together, you’ll want to attach the table top and then screw it in place. Make sure that you keep it secure at all times.
You may want to sand the wood as well to prevent warping. And chips before painting it.
If you have kids then you can build this type of craft into their craft. Just make sure to follow the plans exactly.
You can use just one or two legs for a coffee table. But if you want to make it look more authentic you can use several and put them on the table.
A good place to start looking is at a hardware store. They sell these tables in a variety of styles and finishes.
If you’re building a wood shed then you have a couple of choices. You could get an inexpensive set of plans and build the table yourself or you could go to a home center and find a kit. Both ways are fine but you should know how to read the plans before you start.