Are you a beginner carpenter looking for your first mini furniture project? Learn how to build kitchen tables by following these steps:
- Determine the floor space and the number of people in your household who will use your kitchen table. Measure the floor area of the space where you intend to put your kitchen table.
- Determine the kind, size and shape of your kitchen table. Decide whether you want to build a round, square or rectangular table and the size of the table you will be using. Decide what you will use the kitchen table for - it's important to know whether you will be using it for dining, if you just want one in your kitchen nook for your knickknacks, or even if you want a foldable kitchen table. The size is up to you, but make sure that it will fit in the kitchen along with your other kitchen furniture.
- Instead of determining the size of your kitchen table yourself, you can simply log onto the web to check out online kitchen table plans of your choice. The suggestions contained in this page are good for a wooden table good for a family of six. You may have to adjust the size of the measurements found here.
- Buy the materials you will use. You borrow tools that would come in handy for this project, like a hand drill or saw. For this project, you will be using 4 pieces of wood measuring 30 inches long and 2 by 2 inches thick; a piece of wood that is 60 x 84 inches and 3/4 inches thick as the table top; eight metal brackets; a package of 1½ inch screws, light sandpaper, and paint or varnish.
- Sand the wood to smooth all its tops and edges.
- With the piece of wood to be used as your table top on the floor, screw the legs of the table into each corner of the table top. Use the brackets to permanently attach the legs in place on the piece of wood for the table top. If the wood is hard, it may be a good idea to mark the holes where the screws attaching the brackets will go, making sure the holes are deep enough for the screws.
- After attaching all four legs of the kitchen table, turn it over to make it stand. Sand your table again for any rough surfaces you may have missed.
- Stain and varnish the table or paint it in the color you desire. Let it dry for a day or two. Now your table is ready for use. You can make table sets, mission tables, kitchen stools, wood tables, and pedestal tables with these suggestions by making some adjustments on the size of your table.
Call this project small, easy and simple - but learning how to build a kitchen table is a good start for a beginner.