Sunday, August 3, 2014

$80.00 Kitchen Table

We needed a new kitchen tables with some specific specifications. And also a specific price tag.  We looked all over the local furniture stores and the internet and being unable to find what we wanted, I decided to make my own.  And if I happen to find a table I like, this will work as a good work bench :)

I liked the industrial look, so I decided to go with pluming pipes.  I got the table assembled in one nap time, so it was a fast project.  It took longer to have the pipe cut and threaded at Home Depot. (see the shopping list below)
 I assembled the frame

Some of the pipes had writing on the sides so I had a can of silver spray paint so I gave the base a quick spray of silver to cover.  At some point I may want it to be black instead of silver - a little spray paint will do the trick. 

I held the plank together with a 2 by 1/2 and screws. 

Shopping List
1 – 3/4″x10′ black pipe
4 – 3/4″x6″ nipple $1.44/each
 4 – 3/4″ Floor Flange $3.14/each
 6 – 3/4″ Tee $2.08/each
4 – ¾’ x 10 nipple
4 – ¾ caps
Wood Cut list
 3 – 2x12x5′
1 piece of 2x12x16’ @ $33.57
2.5 by 2 in by ½ 3 piece
Pipe Cut list
1 – 3/4″ pipe 38″ long
 4 – 3/4″ pipe 20″ long
I stained the top with white wash that I had left over from the paneling makeover in the family room that I never used.  (that's a little good idea gone bad, I'll post later)

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