Monday, February 15, 2016

Sleek DIY Computer Table

computer table DIY
We created this sleek narrow table to be used as a computer desk using 2x4 wood, and a Kreg Jig, which was inspired by this site. We finished off our project with Fusion Paint.
computer table DIY
When you buy wood from the hardware store note that the measurements are not as stated, for example 2x4 is actually 1.5 x 3.5. When cutting wood make sure all safety instructions are followed such as wearing eye and ear protection.
computer table DIY
For this project you will need...
8 pieces of 2x4 wood 
Kreg pocket hole screws
Wood glue

computer table DIY
You can adjust the table length and width to whatever you want. We wanted the table to be 30" in height including the tabletop. 
computer table DIY
We wanted the table top for this project to be 60" in length and 20" wide to fit our space. We cut 5 lengths of 60" or 5 feet 2x4's for the table top and measured the leg to fit this with a half inch overlap for the tabletop on each side. 

We connected all the pieces for the tabletop together using a Kreg Jig with 2x1/2 inch self tapping or pocket screws. A Kreg Jig is a simple useful tool to join wood. We used wood glue when attaching each section before putting the screws.


We made 2 "H" shaped leg sections for each side. Each leg section had an extra piece of wood added to the "H" on the top for tabletop support.
computer table DIY
We used 3 lengths of 2x4's to connect each leg section in order to make the table frame. Two long pieces for the top on each side and one piece in the bottom on the back of the table. Depending on the length of your table it is best to place a small length of wood for support under the table top. 
computer table DIY
To finish off our project we painted it with Upper Canada Fusion Paint and used the colour blocker on the legs. We distressed the sides lightly using the Beeswax Distressing Paint Blocker from Fusion. This wax allows us to create distressed lines and edges, as we press the wax along the edges it helps create an antique effect between layers of paint. We will notice the resist easily when we lightly sand after applying all the layers. The paint underneath the wax will stay in place, and the paint applied over the wax will come off easily.
fusion beeswax
This image is from the Fusion site
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10 comments:

  1. What a great idea, and simple. just a few tools and your set

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  2. awesome DIY project. It looks amazing

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  3. This would be classic in my living room! Thanks for the wonderful step by step guide!

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  4. Very creative DIY project, it looks great and the step-by-step instructions are very helpful, thanks!

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  5. What an awesome idea! Looks really nice.

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  6. This table looks great!

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