We all love coffee tables, but we never imagined making them. So, in today’s tutorial about how to make a modern oak coffee table. You can use your imagination and prepare a coffee table according to your requirements. So, let us begin.
Below are the supplies you have to gather before making a modern oak coffee table. They are as follows:
- Cord Drill
- Wooden Pieces
- Sand Paper
- Wooden Varnish
Steps To Make A Modern Oak Coffee Table
Step 1: The first step is to mark the dimensions on the wood according to the requirement and then cut the wood.
Marking and Cutting the Wood.
Step 2: Mark the tenons and start cutting.
Marking and Cutting Tenons
Step 3: Then cut the tenon from the middle.
Cutting the Tenon from Middle
Step 4: Now, precisely mark the cuts for making the tabletop carriers and slowly fit the pieces together.
Marking the Cuts and Fitting them Together
Step 5: Now, take a wooden piece and make a cut-out from the middle as it will hold the table and will be the connector between the two pieces.
Cutting Out the Wooden Piece from the Middle
Step 6: The following step is to mark the cut-out for the wedge, which will connect the middle piece to the legs.
Marking the Cut-Out for Wedge
Step 7: Once the marking is done, chop it.
Cutting the Piece
Step 8: Take two small wooden blocks and mark square stripes on them.
Marking Square Stripes on Wooden Blocks
Step 9: Now, use a cord drill and sandpaper to turn them around.
Step 10: Now, assemble the leg pieces, drill the holes and place the dowels inside.
Assembling the Dowels
Step 11: The next step is to measure all the pieces and countercheck that all the legs fit in the grooves.
Counterchecking the Measurements
Step 12: The following step is to install a wooden piece and cut the dovetail groove.
Cutting the Wooden Piece for Table Top
Step 13: The last step is to apply finishing to all the pieces and assemble them.
Modern Oak Coffee Table
Things To Remember
- Make sure you mark all the markings appropriately
- Make sure you wear all the safety gears
Saquib Siddiqui is a Mechanical Engineer and a content creator. He has special interest in science experiments and teaches the same to school and college students. He is also a technical lead at RUDE LABS PVT. LTD.