Published at Friday, November 16th 2018. by Angela Dalton in End Table.
Everyone, what I thought about doing was out buying a 1 by 6 board oak, and I kind of like a loaf of bread and get these out of it. You see and what I wanted to do was put them on the floor and I pattern all the way across the whole floor and glue them down and finish it and at that man that looks really nice well, a 1 by 6 board 6 foot long. It costs about 10 bucks to do you know to cut it, so I bought that. I cut it down half inch pieces, I didn't want it too thin to where they would. You could break these. You know it was like you got to have some kind of some kind of you know stiffness to this thing, some so strong, so I was like a happening should be good plus it wouldn't be too to hide compared to the other floors and stuff. Soon. I put him on the floor. I measured them out to see how much area it could it would cover. I come up. I don't have about 100 and something pieces 120, something like that pieces and I estimated how many square feet it would be.
I'M going to put it on up, and I got a piece of plywood here we go. I paid like, like 10 bucks for this 10, something for this and it's like a three-quarter inch and it's a nice. Both sides - were finished with oak, so whatever I glue it to it's, going to have a nice under underneath it'll be really nice and also - and what else I bought was these their oak table legs, and these were six something a piece along with the hardware. This hardware, you just screw this into the bottom of the thing, and I one of the things called a substrate. They just screw it to it. I wanted to screw up to it. I wanted to it to be thick enough for where the screws will grab the plywood instead of one of these in this through the other side, and also you can buy these at an angle when you put it in there and screw these legs on the way. Coming out from underneath the table, they could be angled a little bit whatever way you want stuff, so I'm going to put it together and I'm going to glue it, and I want to I'm going to finish it and everything.
Then I went up to 60 grit and this is what I got it's as flat as I'm going to get it. There are just slight imperfections. You can't work, you can if you sit there and feel if you're going to feel it, but it's looking pretty good. As good as I'm gonna get it, I'm wasting more time standing this sucker, I went up to 100 grit and I was like I gonna go any farther than that because you can see that sucker is smooth as a baby's bottom. So now what I have to do is I got my legs would really irritate me about these things. I thought they were going to be cheaper than what they really are there like six something of peace, and I needed four of them, and this thing is costing me a lot more money than I thought it was going to cost. So I'm going to get a board from somewhere, and this might be it right here, I'm going to drill in the diameter of that screw. That goes into the top. It fits into the hardware and I'm going to screw it into here and I'll have four of them in there I'm going to hang it up and I'm going to spray it with a finish. I was thinking of staining it, but I was like no I'll just give it the natural look and we'll just go with that.
Well, I always use a spray. I don't use a brush on anything that I make walking, sticks, and stuff. I won't use a brush because you get bubbles in your in your when you when you brush it off. If I use a spray, it's like so much better, you can poke it close faster, it's so much easier, but I'm going to spray it out here in the open. You don't have to worry about dust floating in the air because it's all been settled overnight and I'm gonna put it back in an in a box. That's that's enclosed, so I think to go to have any dust getting on it as the day goes on. I can keep I'm going to keep applying coats, I'm going to do a couple coats this morning and then we'll let it sit overnight before everybody gets here and starts, kicking up all kinds of dust and then the next day I'll do another couple coats on it. So but you want to make sure you get it even go all the way down. It'll be kind of hard to get in between, but I can get it just make sure you know don't go, don't apply too much to get ones and don't go like this. Don't go in at art because you'll get thicker paint or Dickerson you'll get the thicker finish here, then you will on the end, so always go. Even you know I get just to be. Even so, you don't well. I uh. I got the last side, pull on the edge and there's a small gap. Let me show you, you can see this little gap right here and that just bugs me, I can't get it perfect. I didn't have any I didn't have a. I didn't have any 90 degrees surface 22 sand with you know. So what I'm going to do with this now it made my job even bigger. I got these little quarter-inch pieces of wood.
First is open, it got open it and fortunately, the square easy just to put right in there and then get yourself a drill bit. I made sure this thing was not as thick as the screws and what you want to do is get a drill bit and put tape on there to know how far you have to drill down for a powerful. I, like the drill pilot holes, even though it's plywood, it's not going to split, but I, like the drill pilot holes anyways, make sure you got a dead center when you when you drill and go straight down, you don't want to. You don't want to screw to go into the angle always wanted to go straight down in the hole, because, if you put that an angle, it will pull it to the side or something to change with it and screw them in don't over tighten them. You could use a screwdriver if you want because then you don't know how you'll know how much torque you're putting on any won't strip them out. But it's plywood it pretty much, isn't going to strip out, but that's and then you take the legs and you just screw them right in well, I got it all done. I got all sprayed. I used a polyurethane, a use, a spray can spray. The finish on because, if you use a brush, sometimes there's just too many bubbles and you'll end up, you have a lot of sanding to do, but if you use the spray can put your fish on work so much easier and it's better well here it is well there it is, I got the legs all screwed on and everything and it's a pretty good job.
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