Gilmat. Interior. October 06th , 2017.
Whatever your reason to create your own reclaimed wood dining table, here we have some basic ideas to see and follow. DIY reclaimed wood table is usually appropriate to express your rustic appetite. It has good aesthetic value to show off. Besides, it can be also an excellent alternative if you have limited budget to purchase any dining table from the market.
The following are the materials that you may need. Remember that you may have different materials for the legs. The materials will be reclaimed wood, steel, sand paper, wood screws and steel wool. Steel can be replaced with wood, plastic or iron for the table legs. Then, you will need also the following tools such as drill or screwdriver, pliers, gloves, hammer, saw horses and rip saw or hand saw.
To start the instruction, you need to prepare the salvaged wood. According to the size, you can make use of 3 to 12 boards that are strapped down. Be careful with the nails, screws or metal on these wooden boards. For safer work, you may wear your gloves. Then, it is the time to pull the nails, screws etc. Make sure that you don’t damage the grain of the wood. After that, decide the size of the table that you want so that you can precisely measure the width and length of the woods.
Set the wood boards. It will be little bit easy when the boards have straight lines. Thus, it is good for you to find some straight wooden planks. Then, you can easily screw them. Commonly, 9 screws are enough. Each support is with 3 screws. Then, re-measure your candidate of wooden table. Not fixed security may lead to unsymmetrical shape. Clear up the edges of the woods before this wooden planks are set with the legs. You can build the legs by yourself. But if you find it difficult, you can simply purchase the legs from IKEA.
Set the wood plank with the legs. Secure them by using some screws. For the finishing, you need to work with sand paper and steel wool. They make the wood have smooth surface. Then, it can be completed with polishing or painting. Polishing will still keep the natural pattern of the wood and it is perfect for bold rustic look. Having different tones of the table top and legs is interesting. It is a good idea for a modern reclaimed wood dining table.
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