Here is my latest project, a new coffee table! I’ve been wanting to have a new coffee table for a while now, and when I saw a picture of a table with hairpin legs I knew that was what I needed. I’m really happy how it turned out! Of course I captured every step so it’s easy for you to follow along and try yourself, if you feel like it! FYI, I haven’t worked a lot with wood before and if you haven’t either, don’t let it stop you. I promise you can do it!
The first thing you should do is to find the top for the table. I went to my dads and saw this!!! Knew I would found a perfect piece!
And sure I did! Measured it and made sure it wasn’t moldy.
Saw it in half.
I could only find the legs I wanted for the table (hairpin legs) in white, so colored it black. I found these at Panduro, here .
This is an important part of the process so make sure you do it well. Sandpaper it until it’s soft.
Paint it with water. This will make the fiber in the wood rise, and make it harder for the fiber to rise later. Wait for it to dry and then use the sandpaper again.
I wanted the wood to be darker and used stain (hmm, not sure that’s the right word).
Made a thin, thin layer since I didn’t want it to be too dark.
Now it’s time to oil it! If you spill water on the table later, this will protect the wood.
Made a pretty thick layer, and let it dried for about two hours. Wiped away the rest that hadn’t gone into the wood.
Used three planks as an undercarriage.
Used four screws and made sure it was stable.
And now it’s time for the final step! The legs! Make sure they’re really stuck.
…And here is the result! I really, really like how it turned out! Please let me know if you try it yourself, and good luck 🙂 And you can find more of my DIY home projects here.0