How to Build a Table With a Laminate Countertop

You may build a simple table with panels for a laminated top and thighs using hardwood plywood. This kind of table is sturdy and won’t wobble. The strength comes from three plywood sections which compose the table at an inverted”U” shape. This layout has been around centuries, resembling an old-world altar. When laminate is inserted, it turns into a contemporary table in your property.

Put two of those -by-30-inch pieces of plywood horizontal across two sawhorses. Use a brush to cover one side of them with adhesive. Put the two -by-30-inch pieces of plywood on top of the pieces. Stack all four pieces. Put hand clamps around the outside of the stack, spaced and twist. Wait one hour for the paste to dry and remove the clamps. All these will be the leg panels.

Put among those 3/4-by-24-by-36-inch pieces of plywood over two sawhorses. Brush a layer of adhesive on one side. Put the piece on the piece. Put hand clamps around the perimeter every 6 inches and twist. Wait one hour for the paste to dry and remove the clamps. Here is the top.

Run a bead of adhesive on the backs of all four of those 1/4-by-inch pieces of hardwood. Put one on each of the 1 1/2-inch sides contrary from one another on the rough-sawn border of the plywood panels to pay the saw border, of these panels. Pin nails along both sides of the hardwood strips, spaced to secure the strips.

A table saw blade to 45 degrees. Once you miter them miter the ends of all four pieces. Run a bead of adhesive across the backs of all four pieces. Put the pieces . Put the brief pieces on the ends of the top, bringing the corners together. Pin nails throughout the hardwood, spaced to secure the hardwood.

Fill all of the nail holes, cracks or seams using wood dough and a putty knife. Sand the top and the leg panels smooth with sandpaper. Round borders and all of the corners.

Glue one 3/4-by-3/4-by-22-inch piece of hardwood to both sides at the same end of both leg panels. These will be the cleats that allow you to attach the top and the leg panels together. Pin nails through the cleats spaced to secure them to the panels.

Put the table top upside down. Run a bead of adhesive along one end of their leg panels. Put them vertically on top of the desk, 6 inches from either end. Use 5/32-inch piece and a cordless drill to drill six pilot holes on both sides of the leg panels through all the cleats.

Add 2-inch screws in all the holes. Use the screw gun to tighten the screws into the holes, securing the leg panels to the very top. Twist the table on the feet of it.

Brush a layer of contact cement onto the rear of the laminate, and the table’s cover. Wait 30 minutes. Put the laminate on top of the desk, making sure that the borders overhang on all four sides. Harness the laminate randomly mallet to bond it to the plywood.

Add a 3/8-inch flush cutting piece to a router. Route around the outside of the table top to remove the edges of the laminate. Sand the edge of the laminate and hardwood with 120-grit sandpaper attached to a hand block. Stain and lacquer desired.

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