*94 - My 1st DIY Furniture: Dining-Coffee Table

Synopsis: 1st, NTY New Home. 2nd, Ikea white coffee table - RM168.90. Conclusion, DIY !!! ^^

Since im having my long long sem break... and so so much time to fill... im 100% qualified for a DIY project... its for NTY house since its in need for a dining-coffee table in our hall...

Step 1, BUY ingredients... I got myself a MDF board, a wooden pillar and those hardwares including white paint...

Step 2, SAW the wooden pillars into ur desired length matching the height of table u wan... My sawing technique sucks... i didnt manage to saw a 90 degree... which leads me to the 3rd step...
Step 3, FILING and SANDING the table legs...
Step 4, NAIL all the legs into the MDF board... with proper measurement of course...
Better to nail it into the centre of each pillar...
I dun hav anyone to help me holding the table for nailing... Was so frustrated until i saw my helper :D
Step 5, (due to instability, i went to buy 4 L bracket) SCREW the L bracket to secure n stabilise each leg... it will be a lot stabil...
Here u go... a complete table! Without paint tat is...
Step 6, get a wood filler and FILL all the tiny holes... Prior to painting...
Step 7, WHITEN ur table... with a super white paint... hehe (i love white!)
1st layer... the stupid wood will absord most of the paint... n force u to paint more layers =.= im getting lazy...
Thats the 2nd layer... Getting whiter :D
And my final DIY product of the 7 steps!!! Complete SATISFACTION!!!

After reading... Feels easy rite? During planning, i felt so easy too to do a table... Until i started doing it... Its a so so tedious work... Now i know why furnitures aint cheap...

My dining-coffee table fully functional and served our 1st NTY house dinner of spagetti! Cool~

6 comments:

jfook said...

Cool...
Woot..You can become a carpenter man!! I like the table painted white!! Looking forward to go and have a look!!! House warming!!!

i'm -caRMeN-taN- said...

ya....if u r jobless after graduate u can work as carpenter...haha^^

2_Xiao 杰 said...

How long it takes u to complete tis nice table? seems funtioning~
Only thing is if u may make d four edges blunt as it might hurt someone accidentally~
Anyway, good job, Mr.carpenter!

XtasyM said...

OMG... suddenly everyone ask me to change job into carpenter... lol

JFook... yeah... i like white!

Carmen... part time mayb? lol

WKeat... erm... roughly 1 week... with a lot of procrastination though... lol... bout the edge, duno... i like the sharp square feel... hehe...

jfook said...

its ok..sharp is nice...looks more artistic..LOL

XtasyM said...

lol... sharp n artistic related meh?

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