I have been looking for an interesting end table to fit my style, small space, and most importantly my budget. But no such luck.
When trying to fill that awkward corner, space between chairs or sofa more often than not, DIY furniture is the way to go. With the right tools and some free time you can build something that you can display with a little more pride than just making a simple purchase.
Here’s what you will need:
– 1, 10ft copper pipe
-4, 3/4″ copper end caps
-4, 3/4″ copper T-fittings
-4, 3/4″ copper 90 degree elbow
-1, Pack of 3/4″ tube straps
-1, 18″x24″ Acrylic Sheet
-4 Screws & Nuts
-Jigsaw or plastic cutter
-Ruler/ tape measurer
**You will need to cut the 10ft copper pipe into pieces, Home Depot/ Lowes can do it for you for free. Or you can use pipe cutter! You will need 4- 18 inch pieces, 4- 8 inch pieces, 4- 3 inch pieces. These can be adjusted according to your size preference.
Lay down your pipes and fittings according to the picture below. Then glue and attach each copper pipe to the cooper fittings…..just like connecting legos.
Let the copper legs sit for a couple of hours until the super glue is dry. While you wait make your table top. Measure and mark a 12″ x 12″ square on the acrylic sheet.Using a plastic cutter or jigsaw cut the square top.
Take two pipe straps, and space them evenly on your acrylic table top. Make a mark on each hole of the strap were you will attach the copper pipe legs too.
Attach a size 1/32 drill bit to the power drill and make the four holes.
Once your copper pipe legs are dry and sturdy, attach the pipe strap to each leg. Then pull the screw through the table top and strap, into the nut under the table top. Just like this…
And your done! Now dress up your new chic end table.
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