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