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 with expertise in science projects and experiments. Saquib’s work focuses on integrating scientific concepts with practical applications, making complex ideas accessible and exciting for learners of all ages. In addition to his practical work, Saquib has authored several articles, research papers, and educational materials.