Tuesday, June 9, 2015

No Nails Harlequin Table

I always need an extra tiny table to pile more of my junk on top of, don't you? Where else are you going to put that collection of "stuff" that you just can't part with? So, when I was reading the E-6000 tube the other day, it said that the glue could be used for wood, too! Really? Wood? I had to give it a try. I mean, it is my favorite glue. With a little bit of planning, this is what happened. I loved it so much, I made two.  The other one is for the other pile of "stuff" that I just can't part with.
 Before it really got piled with stuff!
The colors of my NYC kitchen!
Watch the short video tutorial here!
Small hammer
Brass thumbtacks
Needle nose pliers
Sandpaper or sanding block
(1) 1" x 12" x 18" - Table Top
(2) 1" x 2" x 14" - Table Skirt
(2) 1" x 2" x 9" - Table Skirt
(4) 1" x 1" x 24" - Legs
(2) 1" x 1" x 5 3/4" - Crossbar Support
(1) 1" x 1" x 12 1/4" - Crossbar Support

 Evenly glue the two 1"x2"x14" and the two 1"x2"x9" 
to the underside of the 1"x12x18" table top to create the skirt
*Let the glue set for about 15 minutes
Next, glue the 1"x1"x24" legs on the inside of each corner of the skirt
*Let everything dry for at least one hour
 Glue the 1"x1"x5 3/4" pieces in between the legs about 8" up
*Let dry for 1 hour
Glue the 1"x1"x12 1/4" between the two 5 3/4" pieces
*Let everything dry for at least 2 hours
With a ruler, create your harlequin (diamond) pattern
Paint the diamonds with Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint
Paint the legs and skirt of the table and let dry
Mark the edge of the table top every inch
Holding the thumbtacks with needle nose pliers, tap them into the edge of the table
Sand the edges with a sanding block or sand paper to expose the wood on the edges

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