Sunday, November 18, 2012

Old Window Coffee Table

 

There’s so many different things you can do with an old window…Here is a step by step guide to making a coffee table using an old window for the top…

The window I wanted to use wasn’t the right size so I had to cut a portion off and reattach the frame to make it look the same all around…

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Next, I cut four legs…

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Using wood glue, I glued the ends of the posts and fastened onto the window with screws…

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I left a little overhang on all the posts.

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Now, for the skirting…

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I cut the boards to fit in exactly and used a nail gun to fasten, also gluing the edges.

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I cut out eight little wedges, two per post…

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The wedges gave the posts and skirting reinforcement it needed.

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again, I used the air nailer to fasten.

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After a coat of paint and some distressing…

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I realize I don’t have very good step by step instructions on making some of my things but it’s the best I can do since I never really have a plan. I’m far from a perfectionist since I follow hardly any rules and just feel my way through on most of my DIYers. I encourage you to do the same. It doesn’t have to be perfect and it’s much more fun to do these things if you don’t have all these “corners need to match” rules. It’s the end result, after all, that counts.

3 comments:

  1. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

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  2. Can you tell me the dimensions of the legs.. Really like this and want to make one!!

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    1. Sure.. the legs are almost 3" square. (2 7/8" to get really technical) The height on the legs is 18 3/4" Good luck! :)

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