How To Make A Wood Table. Three Design Ideas Easy To Build, Step By Step
A wood table should be the initiation step for any amateur carpenter who is interested in building things around the home. With a few plans before or, if we look at simple designs, with a bit of imagination and creativity, the wood table shouldn’t raise too many challenges. Below are several technical details, images and plans showing you how to make a wood table.
The first step is assembling the table legs and the frame that will support the table top. The images below show you how to attach the legs to the four beams making the frame we mentioned. You will have to cut four rabbets in the two pieces of wood that will for the longer rails of the frame to make the joint firmer. Drill screws to attach the legs to the frame, a more aesthetic option that driving nails.
Finally, attach the table top which can be reused wood slabs. To make it easy to screw the table frame to the table top, the handyman here glued some blocks to the longer rails. These have holes in them so that screws can be screwed through them from the bottom, and into the table top. They are positioned to be near the corners, but not so near as to interfere with being able to unscrew the screws that hold the corners together. The first table is ready to take on the practical role inside the house.
The second model is a table made from reclaimed wood planks. These will form the table top which will look more interesting and gain that rustic feel. After being sanded and varnished, the planks are attached to each other cutting mortises on the side of the planks and then gluing them together with tenons in place. In this case, the builder went for metal legs which truly make a fine contrast to the natural wood.
The last plan describes an easy to make small table which can be used on the patio or in the garden. You can make the table top out of wood and then cover it with a sheet of veneer for a different look.
Sources: Woodgears.ca, Instructables.com, Dumpaday.com