How do you attach a coffee table top to a stand? Many people who don’t know how would think that this is quite a difficult task. But with a little bit of practice, you should be able to easily attach a coffee table top to a stand. If you follow these simple coffee tips, you’ll be able to create a coffee table that will make any room in your home look elegant and stylish.
Begin by measuring your coffee table so that you can buy a suitable coffee table top for it. Use a standard table saw or handheld saw to cut out old window pane glass to the correct length that you want your coffee table to be. 32 inches (1981 cm) is an ideal length to work with, even though if you’re not sure what that size should be, that is quite a long piece of glass! Remember that you can always add on extra pieces of glass to reach a different height.
Using an angle grinder, cut a small wooden board that is one inch smaller than your coffee table surface. Drill and screw the board into the corner of the coffee table’s bottom shelf for added strength. This will help support the weight of the coffee table top as well as keep it square.
Slide the long sides of the board up over the long sides, being careful to check that they line up. You might need to nail or screw them on at this point if they aren’t strong enough to hang by themselves. You’ll need to anchor the boards securely to each other with dowels or long screws. Once all the long sides are attached, the last step is to line up the slats of glass on the coffee table top correctly. Simply drill and screw them on at the same time.
Glass tables are available in a wide variety of styles. Most modern glass coffee tables feature clean lines and simple geometric shapes. These pieces also work well when paired with sleek metal furniture, such as a table or television. These tables work best when they are free of imperfections in the glass or the wood framing. These flaws can ruin the look completely.
Wood coffee tables can range in size from small and compact to large and bulky. For smaller and compact tables, you may consider using clear glass to display it on. This allows the bottom shelf to easily hide behind the table display while still providing ample storage space underneath. Large coffee table displays can also be hung from the side of a chair. The base should be padded to protect it from scratches and bumps. This way your table display will last for years without any upkeep.
A coffee table saw should also be one of your purchases. Some people like to assemble their own pieces, but there are plenty of pieces offered at most craft stores that make this task a snap. Just be sure to get quality pieces with protective guards included so your cut boards don’t scratch the surface of the table saw.
So those are some quick and easy ways on how to attach a coffee table display. These projects should allow you to have the perfect living room in no time at all. Just remember to think about how your project will affect the rest of the living room. Adding a coffee table with great craftsmanship can change the look and feel of every angle of the living room for years to come. Find your project today!