Annalien and Peter build a table with a thick movable top and a thick base that has windows which allows you to display cut wood through wire mesh. This project can be made exactly to suit your needs and tastes. See how they build it in a few easy to understand steps to inspire you to build a version of your own .
You will need:
|GCM compound mitre saw||Ply wood 18mm (nice quality )|
|PST 18 Jigsaw||Table Top800mm x 800mm – 2 pieces|
|POF 1400||Table top sides 840mm x 100mm – 4 pieces|
|PSR 10.8 Cordless drill Driver||Table top brace 800mm x 60mm – 4 pieces|
|PSR 18 Cordless Drill Driver||Table top bottom slats 50mm x 640mm – 4 pieces|
|PEX 220 Eccentric/Random Orbital sander||Leg outside (l&R) frame 600mm x 650 mm – 2 pieces (grain direction of 650)|
|Angle grinder||Leg outside L1&R1) 560mm x 650mm – 2 pieces (grain directioin of 650mm)|
|Inside box (L&R) 440mm x 650mm – 2 pieces|
|PFS 3000 spray gun||Inside box (L1&R2) 400mm x 650mm – 2 pieces|
|Base 600mm x 600mm – 1 piece|
|Door stops for feet – 8|
|Metal grid 40-60mm squares 500mm x 550mm – 4 pieces (slightly bigger is better as we can cut to size on camera)|
|4 x 40 mm cut screws|
|Pine wood filler|
|clips to fasten metal grid to wood. We will need at least 8 per side (x4)|
|round gum poles 50-70mm thick- Not sure how many we need but lets start with 4 x 1.5 mtrs|
Follow these steps:
- Top – the idea is to make a thicker top
- Assuming you have had all you wood pre-cut,
- With your table top pre – cut mark out where the side slats (frame) fit on the outer edges of the table top.
- Mark out and drill pilot holes for inside brace slats
- With the bottom side of the table top facing up attach the support slats and the (frame) slats that surround the table top
- Attach the bottom board to the table top with screws
- Make L shaped brackets that fit on the bottom of the top you just made. These will slot into the middle leg so that the top remains stable.
- Fill holes and let dry
- Bottom/feet – the idea here is to have an outer frame and an inner frame. That way you don’t fill it totally with stones. It can also be moved around then.
- Mark off on base where inside frame (the leg) and outside frame attach
- Make inner frame and attach to base ( this will be one big box leg)
- On outer frame mark off where the grids will go and cut out “window” to form a frame.
- Router recess on the inside
- Sand and varnish both top and feet
- Join the four frames together and attach to the base
- Cut wire mesh to size and mount onto frames – you can also use Hessian
- Insert into “windows”
- Cut pieces of wooden pole to fit between inner frame and grids to fill the spaces
- Attach table top to the middle leg