Greetings to all homemade products and those who just looked at the site in search of interesting ideas. Today I will continue the carpentry theme using the example of the author Rusty V. I will tell you how to make a couple of tables for the living room. One will be a magazine one, and the second one will be installed next to the sofa and called the end one, apparently because the table is at the end. Both tables are the same, the only difference is the size. The manufacturing principle is simple and does not require special skills, the same can be said about the instrument that the author used. All power tools can be easily replaced with manual ones, the only drawback is that the manufacturing process will be more laborious and take more time. By the way, below will be not only a description and a photo, there will also be a couple of videos from the author. And so, perhaps, I'll start my story.
* pine timber;
* cedar boards;
* self-tapping screws;
* glue on wood;
* polyurethane varnish;
* white paint .
* table saw;
* cross-cut saw;
* pneumatic hammer;
* sander with wheels of grain size 80, 120, 220
* device for drilling holes at an angle;
Looking ahead, I will say that below will be presented mainly photos of the end table, and only partially of the magazine one. It's just that the principle of their manufacture is absolutely the same.
First of all, the author sawed from a pine log on an end saw parts for frames for two tables at once, since he had determined the dimensions in advance.
< i>Here is the author's cutting of details. I decided not to translate the dimensions into centimeters, and for this I ask you to forgive me, besides, perhaps you will change them, adjust them for yourself. If you decide to take author's as a basis, it will not be difficult and will not take much time to convert inches to centimeters.
Coffee table: legs 4 – 19 inches, 1.5 in x 1.5 in (2×2); frame bars 2 – 32 “1.5” x 1.5 “, 2 – 32” 1.5 “x 2”; 5 – 44 inches 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches; 2 – 44 “1.5” x 2 “.
4 – 23″, Feet 1.5 “x 1.5”;
3 – 21 ” 1.5 x 1.5 inches;
2 – 21 inches 1.5 x 2 inches;
2 – 19 inches 1.5 x 1.5 inches;
2 – 19 inches 1.5 x 2.
To make the parts faster, the author used a stop, which he made from a cut of a bar and fixed it on the saw bar at the required distance from the disc.
At this stage, the author drank the strips (dismissed several bars), which will later be attached along the inner perimeter of the lower frame and serve as a support for the shelf. As I said earlier, the author filmed some moments of the process. Exactly this stage, besides the photo, I add a video.
Next, the author drilled holes for self-tapping screws on the frame details. For this he used a special device. Another point, the author drilled holes only at the edges of the beams, he explains this by the fact that he usually drills holes in the parts with the largest defects, since these places will be hidden during the assembly process.
The next thing the author did was polish all the details of the frames of each table. Here I needed a grinding machine with a grain of 80. And again a trick – the author performed grinding of each part before assembly, because after assembling the frame, it will no longer be convenient to work with the machine, and it will be necessary to perform grinding manually.
And so, all the details are cut out, the holes are drilled, the surfaces are sanded. You can start assembling the frame, which is what the author actually did. First, he assembled the frames of the short sides with screws and wood glue. From the bottom to the crossbars I nailed the slats for the shelf. Then, turning the sidewalls with the legs up, connected them with crossbars (in the future, this will be the upper frame for attaching the tabletop). Then I connected the legs together. In the same way, the author assembled the frame of the coffee table. Until the glue was completely dry at the joints, the author fixed the frames with clamps.
It's time to prepare the countertop details. For this, the author used cedar boards. Looking at the photo, it is not difficult to understand the principle of cutting boards. On the middle bar of the frame, the author marked the center and used it as a base point. I measured the distance from it to the corner and cut out blanks from the cedar board with bevels at an angle of 45 degrees. The author cut out the details in pairs and with a small allowance. The author did the same with the (large) magazine table.
From the remaining scraps of cedar boards, the author made the lower shelf. I cut them into one size and fixed them in place using glue and nails.
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At this stage, the author cut off the protruding edges of the countertop boards, closed the open areas by inserting wedges of the required size. This stage is also filmed.
The next thing the author did was to close the edge of the countertop on each table around the perimeter. To do this, he used trims of timber of a suitable section. A 45 degree bevel was performed on a miter saw. He fixed the finished parts first with glue, then nailed them.
Everything is almost ready. There is little left to do. To carry out the final sanding, before that the author covered all the irregularities with a mixture of putty on the wood.
Then paint the frames and cover the countertops with polyurethane varnish. This is also not difficult.
That's all, everyone who has read to the end, thank you for your attention. Good luck to everyone and see you again at Samodelkin's!