Katrina Parks Table November 14th, 2018 - 02:56:43
I'm gonna, be showing you how I built this mid-century modern coffee table on modern builds. So the first thing you're going to need is a single sheet of 3/4 inch plywood. The first thing we're going to do is cut that into half and the good people that love went ahead and did that for me, on their giant panel saw from there you're going to crosscut to 42-inch pieces, and I did this at home. With a circular saw using, some kind of straightedge is going to help out a lot in this project if you're, using a circular saw instead of a table, saw next we're going to cut to 6-inch pieces as well.
Although we're only going to use one notice, I use masking tape here, because I was getting some tear out on my last cut and I wanted to prevent that from there we're going to rotate the board and rip a 6-inch piece. All the way down it and you can save the rest for later and now we're going to cut to 22 and a half inch pieces out of these. These are going to be our two sides that are going to be touching our drawer. If you're wondering why these are an inch and a half shorter than the other sides, we cut it'll be clear later on and finally, we can cut to 14 and three-quarter inch pieces which are going to be the face of the drawer and the back side.
And now it's time to glue up, I glued and squared up the frame. First then, I added the divider and I used the face of one of the drawers to make sure that I had that lined up properly. My next step was to add edge banding everywhere. I was going to paint the top and everywhere else that was going to have a stain. I waited for later because I didn't want to get any white paint on any of the wood that I was going to stain.
If you haven't used iron-on edge, banding it's pretty straightforward and simple, and you can trim off the excess really easily with the chisel. I did, though, add the edging on to the back panel, where the drawer is going to be, even though it is going to get stained. The next step I did was just add that back panel on the back side of the table where my drawer is going to be, and now I could paint everything. This took a total of four coats of paint and just be sure that you use masking tape to protect any surface that you're going to put a stain on later because we don't want it any of that paint to believe next.
I just made a little drawer out of half-inch plywood. I didn't really show me cutting all the pieces because I thought it would be pretty straightforward and simple: just build a box to fit the hole that you've made. It may be slightly smaller or larger than mine. That's why I didn't give the exact dimensions all right, so now that all the paint is finished, we can start on everything we're going to stain.