Bar Table and Desk - Using IKEA Table Tops (VIKA AMON)
I lately bought two table covers from IKEA, the VIKA AMON sequence, in glossy bright. I made the decision that I was going to create the angles for them using maple that I bought from House Warehouse. Many of the joinery will be wallet gaps, using a wallet opening jig.
Level of Difficulty
I discovered this venture to be very fun and fulfilling. With the right resources and the details that I offer in this Instructable I would consider this venture to be a 5 out of 10 for an knowledgeable handyman. It is also a very controllable venture for a starter.
The complete price of the venture is roughly $60 per table (including the table top bought from IKEA) and roughly 8 - 10 time of perform in complete.
I suggest that you take on this venture if you are in need of a bar table. The unique item at IKEA, which is a stainless-steel shape, will run you $200 CAD. Creating the platform for your bar table will preserve you $120. Developing the platform for the table actually performs out to be $5 more than purchasing the finished table from IKEA, which is the top with 4 personal feet. Since I required both, I made the decision to just develop them both myself and I stored $115 in complete.
Please study and comprehend the owner's/safety guide of all your resources before using them. Some security and protection gadgets were eliminated for regarding this Instructable, I DO NOT suggest you eliminate any protection gadgets or books from your resources. Safety comes first. Never put yourself in risk.
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The following is a record of resources that I used to create the tables:
- Mitre Saw
- Wallet Opening Jig (I used the KREG Wallet Opening Jig)
- Wireless Routine with bits
- Lengthy Bar or Tube Clamps (I used fast hold clamps)
- 'F' Clamps
- Record Mesure
- Colour Brush
- 4" Froth Curler
- 4" paint plate
- VIKA AMON Desk Covers (47 1/4 " x 23 5/8 " x 1 3/8 ") [2 pieces]
- Maple 2"x2"x8' [3 pieces]
- Maple 1"x3"x8' [5 pieces]
- 1-1/4" Rough wallet opening screw
- Pocket Hole Connects (Pine)
- #8 1-1/4" wooden fasteners
- Wood Glue
- Colour & For beginners in One
Step 3Cut List
- The size of the table top is 47-1/4" x 23-5/8" x 1-3/8" . I used this details to figure out the dimensions of the items needed to develop the table platform.
- I realized I desired the table top to overhang the platform by 1/2", so I subtracted 1" from the size of the table top and that provided me the dimensions for the platform of each table.
-I realized that the completed size of the bar table should be 36-3/8" so I subtracted the size of the Desktop from 36-3/8" and it provided me the statistic for the feet. I also did the same for the table.
- I then used this details to make the cut record.
Step 4Cutting the Material
In this venture, there are many items that are the same duration. Rather than evaluate and level each item I installation a stop. This stored time first and foremost assured that each item was cut perfectly.
Step 5Drilling Wallet Holes
Once you have cut all of your items you are prepared to routine the wallet gaps. It's fairly simple once you comprehend how it performs. I think the best way to understand is to study through content that I have published on the connected pictures.
Step 6Location of the Pocket Holes
Please refere to the pictures for the places of each opening.
Step 7Assembly - Aspect 1
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Once you have all of you wallet gaps drilled you can begin the set up.
Take 2 feet and lay them down on the desk. Then take 1 Top Dress (Width) and 1 Base Dress (Width) and position them between the two feet. I used two items of discarded wooden cut to about 3/16" dense to keep a expose where the skirt and the leg fulfill. Focus on the top skirt and secure the three items together and then you can twist them together. (I did not use stick for this aspect because sticking end feed to anything is fairly much ineffective.) Then do it again the clamping and messing for the end skirt.
Repeat these actions for the other part of the desk using the staying feet and Top & Botttom Dress items.
I then included stick and connects to the gaps I created in the end skirt. Before I ongoing to aspect 2 of the set up, I let these dry for Half an hour. Once dry I sanded them cleanse with the skirt using a buckle sander. However I don't suggest a buckle sander unless you have a lot of exercise with one. It's very volatile and it is very simple to fail. Another technique is to use a wireless router with a dado (or immediately cutting) bit as shown below.
Step 8Assembly - Part 2
You are now prepared to add the the top dress (length) items.
Take the two items that you constructed in the past phase and take a position them up on advantage. Now position a top dress (width) item between them. Make sure they are cleanse at the top and use the spacers again to make the same expose. Then secure and twist this item just as you did in the past phase.
Flip the platform over now and do it again this for the other top dress (width) item.
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Once finish you can convert the platform on to its legs. You are now prepared to connect the end device.
Measure the center factor on the end dress (width) items. Put the end device in its last place and secure it limited. Pre-drill two gaps on each part and then use frequent fasteners to twist the device in position. I used dark sheetrock fasteners so that they are less recognizable. I made the decision not to connect these gaps because now I am able to take apart the desk if needed.
Step 9Corner Supports
The area facilitates were created with the same content as the top dress items 1" x 3"
I cut each area assistance to 6" in total, with a 45-degree position on each end.
Four gaps were drilled in each item. These gaps are used to twist the area facilitates into the top dress of the desk platform.
Two wallet gaps were also drilled into each area assistance, These gaps are used to connect the platform the to the desk top.
You can now twist the area facilitates into position.
Step 10Sanding and Artwork.
I didn't do a whole lot of sanding. I only sanded clearly difficult places and also all the sides. This is a must. You want to crack those distinct sides for two reasons:
- distinct sides can cut and or harm you
- a distinct area cannot agree to large, spot or wax that you implement to it. The incomplete wooden will display through gradually, if not instantly.
Once sanded you're prepared to color. I used a color and for beginners in one. The color is black, but with only one cover you get a very black brown black which still allows the wooden feed to demonstrate through. I used large with a sweep and then combined it sleek with the froth curler. This provided me even protection with a very sleek complete that looks like it was used on.
Step 11Installing the Desk Top
Once the colour has dry you can set up the platform to the desk top.
Start by putting the desk top benefit down on your common (i suggest using a awesome fresh item of paper as a protector) and then position your platform benefit down on top of it.
Center the platform so that the overhang will be equivalent on every side. Gently secure the platform down using your F-clamps and then use your wallet fasteners to twist it down.
That's it! You're done!