Janette Harvey Table November 28th, 2018 - 02:50:28
The original material I used to build this table was birch wood from Home Depot. I chose to finish it black because I thought it felt a little more modern, but you can always stain it. You can do whatever finish you want to do to it. Black is the way I chose to go with this table so stay tuned and I'll. Show you exactly how I built this table. I started off by cutting a large rectangle cutting each edge off at a 45-degree angle, which this piece was used for the top of the coffee table.
Now, because I'm using plywood, which is made of layers all corners, are cut at a 45-degree angle. And this will give me the cleanest finish: I'm not using a tape measure, because this is for tutorial purposes. Only now that all sides of the table is cut down to size, I laid out two pieces of wood. I drew out the section that I wish to remove from the table. Here's where you have to use your imagination as far as how high or low you wanted the space on your coffee table to look at the original table. I use a circular saw and the jigsaw to cut out this opening.
So if the plan was followed correctly, you should have a top with four miter edges. You should have two sides, which is the length of the table and two side, which is the width of the table and also the two bottom brace for stability. All corners of the table were glued and then nailed together during the build process of this table. I use a bucket as a guide to mark the opening. I didn't use a jigsaw to cut out the open here's another picture of the original idea of this coffee table.
I used wood filler to fill in the gaps in the mitered corners and to hide any imperfection in the wood. Then I gave the table a really good sin. Applying two coats of prime, followed up by two coats of black baseboard paint a painted their inner legs white. To make it a little more interesting, I built a box inside to support the weight of the fish tank that was supposed to be inside this table. If you notice, I have a light mounted on the inside of the table, which came in a kit of two with this light switch, this device is ready or frequency, and it takes batteries, so you do not have to plug these in using a piece of rubber.
I created a barrier around the hole to contain the rock I created another barrier within the hole to keep the rocks out of the center. This large rock was only used because I did not pick up enough of the smaller rock, so I used the large rocks as a filler so prior to making a change. We had this bowl in here and with this bowl finished, all we had fished in here.