Hello, dear readers and DIY!
Many of You have a cottageor smallholding, and in the warm time of the year more comfortable to eat, or to drink tea outdoors. Of course, this requires a table.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “Crazy Workshop” will tell You how he made a small coffee table, which is highly resistant to extreme humidity and temperature.
To repeat this project will require a minimum of manual mill and an electric jigsaw.
Pine Board, plywood sheet
Furniture driven nuts
— Stain, acrylic lacquer
— PVA glue, sandpaper, double-sided tape.
The tools used by the author.
— Screwdriver, wood drill, magnetic bits
— Circular saw
— Miter saw
— Orbital sander
— Band saw
— Milling machine, manual milling
— Radius milling cutter with thrust bearing
Orbital grinding machine
— Gon Swenson, tape measure, knife, pencil, brush.
The process of making.
The main material of the table will serve as a regular pine Board dimensions 20Х96Х2000 mm.
First, he cut a couple of boards at the foot of the workpiece with miter saw.
For the two side strips of the countertop first the workpiece is cut along.
One meter blank, the author lays out the contours of the legs.
In order to obtain two pairs of identical legs, two boards are connected by means of double-sided tape, and cut along the markings on the bandsaw.
The wizard then polishing the surface of the obtained details.
One of the four legs, the wizard will use as a template, so all its edges are aligned with the orbital grinding machine.
The first leg alternately glued the others, and processed by the cutter with the thrust bearing.
In the upper part of the legs, drilled the hole with a diameter of 10 mm for impact furniture nuts.
Now, in a similar way are laid out and processed edges of the two lateral rails of the tabletop.
The very top will be manufactured here such 16 cross rails, which will connect to the sidewalls using a flat plywood dowels.
The first thing you need to make grooves for the dowels in the ends of the transverse slats.
The fixed vertical rail, and the grooves are milled with the help of this conductor. The application needs to enter into the holes tightly enough.
The same steps are performed with the other strips, and the remnants of the dust is removed from the grooves with a vacuum cleaner.
Now to the milling machine, the author mounted radius cutter with the thrust bearing, and it is processing the open faces of the slats, and legs.
On both side rails and mark the locations for the return grooves under the dowel, and they are milling. This time the wizard uses the side of the rip fence for the router.
The return holes for the dowels are slightly longer than the width of the peg.
It is necessary for compensation of the stresses in the wood when changing its moisture content, or temperature.
It will not crack as the lateral and transverse rails of the tabletop.
All parts are ready, now you need to Polish the surface of fine sandpaper manually.
In both side strips are glued into place flat dowels.
The first two installing the cross rails, the clearance between them set up using the caliper.
Then installed the second side rail.
After Assembly of the countertop, the master pulls the two clamps.
In its place in the upper part of the legs become clogged furniture nuts, and the legs are screwed to the edges of the countertop from the inside.
So, the table is almost ready, and before you finish the wizard verifies its stability, lightly grinding off the ends of the legs if necessary.
Then the legs are removed and all structural elements are impregnated with dark stains.
After it dries apply two coats of acrylic or yacht varnish.
The result is a very light and beautiful table for the street. His legs can be easily removed by loosening only four screws. If you want you can make them foldable.
Even with the same care for this product, and timely application of the lacquer, this table will last under street conditions much longer compared to a table of natural wood and solid counter tops.
Of course, you should not leave a table under the open sky for the whole autumn and winter.
All ready for the tea party!
I thank the author for a master class on making a small table for relaxing outdoors.
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!