DIY Wood Slab Table

Time: 12.5 hours (because of dry time)
Materials: wood slab*, hairpin legs*, wood screws, polyurethane sealer, sponge brush, drill + drill bits, Intel Tablet

DIY Wood Slab TableAnd the results are in! While I wish I could have made all of the choices I shared last week, I decided to make Emily Henderson’s wood slab table. The project is pretty straight forward, but I have a few tips and tricks!

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial. In my previous post, I showed a bit of the behind the scenes and how I used my Intel Tablet to help plan this project. I was a bit nervous that the measurement feature would lead me astray, but I’m happy to report that everything turned out perfectly! Because of it’s RealSense technology, all I had to do to plan the project was take a photo. From there, I chose the two points I wanted to measure between, and it gave me the length (in this case, between the space between the bed/window). It also helped to have the tablet nearby when I was working so that I could consult the original tutorial before beginning. Well that, and watch Netflix. We all do that, right?

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial. One of the main tips I can give is that you need to protect your wood, especially if this is a piece you want to keep in your house for a while. Wood cracks, and bugs like wood, so it could be problematic later on if left untreated. I used a polyurethane interior sealer, which is why this project takes so long (just dry time).

Apply one coat and let dry for 2 hours. Come back and then do 2-3 additional coats. When dry, you’ll also want to coat the other side as well as the sides.

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial. Another thing that needs to be stressed is that while a self driving screw is handy, you need to pre-drill your holes beforehand. You do so with a drill bit that’s roughly the same side as your screw. If you don’t do this, your screw won’t really go anywhere and there’s a chance it will break.

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial. Once your legs are screwed into place, your table is ready for use!

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial. While the project wasn’t that difficult, it still feels like I accomplished something pretty amazing. What do you think? Would you ever take on a project like this?

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial.

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial.

You don't need to know how to build furniture to  make this wood slab table! Click through for full tutorial. *Resources: hairpin legs from here, and tree slab from here. Both shops highly recommended if you want to recreate this table for yourself!

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