Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Turn the Table with This Simple Idea; Wheel out a New Coffee Table You Made Yourself

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Turn the Table with This Simple Idea; Wheel out a New Coffee Table You Made Yourself

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Byline: DIY with Greig Morgan

Materials

150x25mm pine Caster wheels, 2 with a brake 40mm stainless flathead nails Stain.

Tools

Protective wear Mitre saw Tape measure Pencil Screw gun 2.5 -3mm drill bit Hammer Hand plane 150g sandpaper Paint brush.

A COFFEE table with a shelf for magazines is handy, and one on wheels that you can move around the room to suit what's happening is even better. I've made this one to resemble a pallet for a more rustic look.

Step 1

Decide how big you want your table to be, then measure, mark and cut the number of boards you need to the length you require, keeping the size of the table in proportion. I cut eight lengths at 900mm for the bottom and top.

Step 2

Position the boards with about 20mm between them (which is the thickness of the boards). This will give you your measurements for the table sides. Now mark and cut two boards to length for the sides of the table, but also allowing for the thickness of four corner pieces of about 100mm. …

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