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Simple DIY cart-style table

Aged or distressed wood is a beautiful feature, especially on a coffee table. And since it’s also an easy to build piece of furniture, it would be simple to make one yourself. It would be a lovely DIY project and it’s also a simple project that doesn’t require specialized skills or difficult to find materials. So here’s how you can make a cart-style coffee table.

To make a table similar to that from the pictures you would first have to find some old pieces of wood. These ones are pieces of an old wood fence that got replaced. The rest of the materials that you need include one sheet of 1/4″ MDF measuring 24″ x 48″, two pieces of 1″ x 8″ lumber, each 8 feet in length, one piece of 2″ x 4″ lumber, 12 feet in length, wood glue, four 5’’ wheels, screws, eight feet of 1’’ jute rope and water-based clear coat. The whole project will cost approximately $100.

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Start by cutting the lumber to the desired dimensions and glue them together using wood glue. You’ll need to clamp the pieces together until they’re dry. For the feet you can just attach them all four and let them dry at the same time. Then use some more lumber, glue and a nail gun to make a frame for the table. It should look like a box. Place a leg on each corner of the box and secure them together with glue.

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Turn the table over the stain the top and the sides. Now the fun part begins. You can finally attach the fence boards. Attach them using glue and the nail gun. When you’re done, flip the table upside down and attach the wheels and then the jute rope handles. Not your coffee table is complete and ready to be a part of your living room décor.{found on addicted2decorating}.

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Posted in DIY Projects on July 3, 2012

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