Published at Friday, November 30th 2018. by Dee Lott in Kitchen Table.
We made this table out of recycled wood that we found in our backyard and it was in pretty bad shape, but the table actually turned out super cute. I hope you guys loved this DIY. If you're new to my channel - and you love my DIYs - don't forget to subscribe, so you don't miss the DIY. I also went ahead and added a link down below for all the tools that we use to make this table so go ahead and check that out. Ok, let's get started to begin. We lay out our wood and spray paint in a line across the top, so the boards wouldn't get misplaced while building the table following that we cut them all down to size and strap them down to get as tight as possible.
Then we cut our angle iron to size. We wanted it to wrap around the table to keep the wood in play with. After that, we used a regular drill to pre-fill holes in the angle iron for each wood board, and then we simply secured each board to the angle iron, with the screw. Once we had one side done, we proceeded to do the same thing to the other side of the table. We also used our countersink drill bit to get a cleaner finish on the screws.
Following that, she removed the straps and we attached the angle iron to both sides of the table. We let the angle iron overlap each other and he drew an approximate 45-degree angle. Then he used his grinder to get the perfect cut. He welded all the corners and ground the welds down for the legs. We used 1 by 3-inch metal tubing. We attached them to the bottom of the table at an angle because we wanted to create two in the center. We used a level to make sure we didn't weld them on to the table crooked. Then we marked the center of the table and went on to create a V for both sides. Okay, I'll be honest, the wood was my idea.
I wanted to practice our 45-degree cut on wood before cutting into the metal. Unfortunately, the wood was kind of a fail, so for the other side he did his own thing and it worked like a charm. It turned out perfect from the first try. Then we flipped the table over and he welded these into place while welding the V started. Shifting up, so he had to prop the sides up push down while welding that way it would lay flat to clean off the metal he sanded it down like crazy. Then we used our planer to even out the top. We took off about 3/4 of an inch before it started, looking good before spray-painting we masked it off and to finish off our table.
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