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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

MATERIALS

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

TOOLS

Jigsaw, Screwdriver, Tape measure, Metal ruler, Paint tray, Brush, Cartridge gun, Safety gloves, Sandpaper, A pencil and A cloth

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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!

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STEP 1

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!

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STEP 2

Measure and draw

Measure the crates assembled and draw the size on the wood plate.

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STEP 3

Cut the wood plate

Cut the plywood plate with the desired size of your assembled crates, based on the size of your crates.

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STEP 4

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!

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STEP 5

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.

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STEP 6

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.

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STEP 7

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.

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STEP 8

Fill it with objects

Place and arrange your objects in any way you would like. Now appreciate your newly functional coffee table where you can create party decorations!

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