Tile-topped tables are extremely popular items of furnishings as a result of they don’t seem to be solely trendy, however sturdy and straightforward to wash. Whereas they are often costly to buy, tile prime tables are an ideal DIY venture. If this type appeals to you and you’ve got half-hour to spare, it’s attainable to make one fairly inexpensively utilizing supplies like slate. Or, you possibly can select a extra luxurious prime of marble or different stone.
12”x24” tiles are an excellent measurement for making tabletops. They are often bought inexpensively and have good straight edges. I obtained this slate 12”x24” tile for about $5.
I selected to make a espresso desk, however it’s simply as straightforward to make taller variations of this desk. All you must do is make the legs longer. In fact, the taller the desk, the extra cautious you need to be that the joints of the desk are good and sq..
No matter peak you select, you possibly can construct a glossy, multi-function desk that works in any room of the home.
Challenge Time and price:
$15 and half-hour
All the supplies and instruments to make this challenge could be bought at Residence Depot.
- 4 2” x 36” balusters to be used as legs
- One 12” x 24” Montauk Gauged Slate Flooring and Wall Tile to be used because the desk prime
- 2” Drywall Screws used to connect the legs collectively
- Chop noticed or round noticed
- 18 volt cordless drill
- Glue gun (or development adhesive)
- Orbital sander or sandpaper
STEP 1:When working with a precut piece, it’s a good suggestion to measure it for the actual dimensions, which I did. I used my chop noticed to chop the balusters into 10 items: Two at 23⅝” (the size of the tile) and eight items at 11⅝” (the width of the tile). These might appear to be random measurements, however in the event you measure the tile you’ll discover that it comes up a bit shy of 12” x 24”. I used a chop noticed as a result of it’s the quickest and best strategy to get a superb straight minimize. For those who don’t have a chop noticed, a round noticed will work simply as nicely.
STEP 2: Take an excellent take a look at the image of the desk and organize the wooden items. Measure and mark the place you need to insert the screws. I pre-drilled holes earlier than screwing the items collectively. The rationale for this as a result of is the nearer you get to the top of a bit of wooden, the extra doubtless it’s that a screw will cut up the wooden. So long as the dimensions of the drill bit is corresponding to the gauge of the screw, it is best to be capable of keep away from this drawback.
The balusters have a very robust grain, which is aesthetically pleasing, however it may well additionally make it tough to drill a straight gap. Pay additional consideration to the angle at which you maintain your drill.
I selected to go away the wooden in it’s pure state, however you might stain or paint it — no matter you want or no matter most closely fits your decor.
STEP three: Place the tile atop the assembled baluster legs and also you’re completed! I didn’t really feel the necessity to adhere the highest to the legs however, for those who want it to be a single unit, there are a pair choices: I might use a scorching glue gun as a result of it’s quick and straightforward. Development adhesive can be a sturdier maintain, nevertheless it’s additionally fairly messy.
In case your desk isn’t degree and wobbles, you’ll be able to all the time sand down one of many legs with an orbital sander or sandpaper to make it secure.
The straightforward association of the wooden items provides the steadiness and curiosity to the desk’s design. It’s a much better design than an easier body.
Thrifty and classy, the piece is useful and an ideal addition to any area. A taller model might function a aspect desk, or a smaller tile piece might make a pleasant nightstand or occasional desk.