Build a coffee table from crates
Eco-friendly coffee table done easy
Give your living room a very practical revamp by building your own DIY crate coffee table! Just follow a few simple steps and you'll be the proud owner of a unique DIY table that will give your room a rustic feel! You're guaranteed to impress your guests, as this multi-purpose piece provides appeal and storage!
WHAT YOU NEED
A construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), A plywood board (7000x20 mm), 4 turning wheels with a metal based plate, 4 stable wooden crates, 16 screws, Varnish
Jigsaw, Screwdriver, Tape measure, Metal ruler, Paint tray, Brush, Cartridge gun, Safety gloves, Sandpaper, A pencil and A cloth
Get the Materials
You will need a construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All), cloth, a pair of safety gloves, tape measure, metal ruler, pencil, plywood board (7000x20 mm), jigsaw, brush, varnish, sandpaper, 4 turning wheels with a metal based plate, cartridge gun, paint tray, 16 screws, screwdriver, four identical stable wooden crates made of slats with a minimum thickness of 5mm. The plywood plate must be at least 20mm in thickness for optimum stability!
Clean the surface
Clean the surface of all of the crates and remove any imperfections with the sandpaper, then give it a wipe with a damp cloth. Smoothness is key!
Measure and draw
Measure the crates assembled and draw the size on the wood plate.
Cut the wood plate
Cut the plywood plate with the desired size of your assembled crates, based on the size of your crates.
Glue the crates I
Apply construction adhesive (e.g. UniBond One For All) to one side of each crate and press it against the complementary side of another crate. Repeat this with the 4 crates to form a square table, leaving a gap in the centre. Make sure to apply pressure to each surface in order to guarantee complete adhesion of the entire contact area. You're almost there!
Glue the crates II
Place the plywood plate on top and press firmly. Take a break and allow 24 hours until it's fully dry.
Screw wheels onto the plywood plate
Get 16 screws (use 4 per wheel), and screw the wheels on to each corner. Leave 10-15mm from the corner.
Varnish the table
Turn the table around. In order to protect the table, varnish all surfaces with a brush (please use the manufacturers safety instructions, e.g. whether you have to wear gloves). Be sure to follow instructions regarding the varnish drying time.