Teri Villarreal Dining Table November 26th, 2018 - 06:56:23
Crate and Barrel replica of their Dickson coffee table. Here you see me cutting my leftover plywood. I have in my garage is three and a quarter inch thickness and I put it together and use it as a canvas measure, the width of the plywood and draw a line straight down the center of it. And this will be your reference point for laying down your herringbone design with the 1 by fours next use. Your miter saw to cut your 1 by fours at 45-degree angles and use a brad, nailer or nail gun with one and a quarter, inch length, nails and glue them down on your reference points and use clamps. Once you complete your herringbone design, you'll have some pieces that are sticking out of the edge from the plywood. Just use a table saw and a circular saw or table saw and cut the edges off clean. Once you have all your edges, cleaned up and sand it down, you can move on to the framing step using your 1 by twos set your miter saw or 45-degree angles again, so you can cut that and create a mitered edged frame around the table and use glue and brad nails to hold it together now comes the staining. I do not like staining at all. It's always a tough thing for me. So with soft woods, as you can see in the pine here, you want to use the pre-stained wood conditioner.
This helps even out your stain, and I made a mistake here by using ebony and a special walnut mix, and it was just way too dark. So, in the end, I sanded it all off completely and started over, and so I used natural colored Danish oil. Two coats of this and then I added provincial by Minn, wax on top of that and, as you can see in the video, I'm kind of wiping it off. As I put it down, because I don't want a super brown color, just a very light brown and then I used a white glaze on top of the provincial to make it even lighter when it dries out and then for the final coat. I just used a polyacrylic polyurethane water-based sealer to finish it off now. Moving on to the frame of the table cut your two by twos to a size of the coffee table that you want to make, and then what I did was I cut the two by twos down to one inch by one inch to make a thinner profile. So, overall for the frame, I used Craig jigs one and a quarter inch, screws, Brad, nails, wood, glue, and corner braces to hold it all together and make it as strong as I could possibly make it. You want to put the Kreg jig holes on the top so that, when you put the table top on it covers it and hides it and see.
I did one here and another one on the other side for this joint and on for the bottom of the frame, I did the Craig jigs on the bottom as well corner braces here, little brace here. I have corner brackets on all the edges to make it stronger, since I only used one inch by one inch frame here, so it's kind of weaker, so I recommend at least an inch and a quarter thickness for more rigidity and strength now to create the same Metal frame look as they create a Barrel Dixon table, I used white primer to prime all the wood, and then I used black paint, in the end, to paint it all down. I did this by a hand brush, but you can always just buy black spray paint. I just had black paint left over, so I used that one of the last steps is just attaching the frame to your tabletop and what I did here was I pre-drilled holes into the one by one frame and attached it with deck screws. You don't need deck screws, I just had them available and used them. One and a half inch here would be good since your frame is only an inch thick