Hello everyone its Christmas time again, this year i have caught the Christmas DIY creative bug 🙂 I’ve made a table top Christmas tree with lights. Its really easy. All you do is measure your 1×4’s in 3 20 inch pieces. Cut your 30 degree off each edge, and do your dry fit so you […]
Hello friends today i’m going to share a build tip with you. Before I go on how many times have you built a table, a chair, anything where you have legs and not have them come out even no matter how exact your measurements are or how careful your assembly is..
Without the advantage of a large workshop or assembly tools or tables that you see in garages I stumbled on a simple trick to get your legs even so there is no wobble.
So when you cut your legs for what ever project you are working on and your going to be attaching your cross members to set the width of your project.
This first picture is of the two legs with the cross member running along from left to right.
You see the 2×4 standing up. That is my spacer for the feet. The 2×4 at the bottom which is flush to the ends of the two legs. THAT is the KEY:-)
I used one screw on each leg and screwed the bottom 2×4 flush to the legs. That will assure a flat sitting table or chair.
Then i attach the cross as i use the one as a spacer. Once the cross member is secured, i remove the 2×4 from the bottom.
Just repeat the process for the next side, and when you build up your chair or table or what ever your project is you will have it sitting flat.
Here is the picture of the two sides done for the side table. And notice the side are standing on their own 🙂
This photo is showing the two sides are now attached with stringers at the bottom and top.
Still sitting flat with NO rocking because of misaligned leg lengths.
This is showing the top of the pallet side table done. Next is the bottom shelf , lots of sanding and painting.
Ill be updating this post as progress continues.
I’ve finished the bottom shelf with more pallet wood.
The build and all the sanding is complete. I went through several sandpaper grit.
I started with 80 to take off all the stamps, and dirt. Then i went to 120 and finally 220.
The client want this table to be painted a turquoise color. I’ll be using my finish max sprayer, and ordered the Spray Center
Finish Max Sprayer Link (non-affiliate)
Home Right Spray Center Link (non-affiliate)
Ill be attaching more info as I spray the table.