DIY Lattice Table

DIY Lattice Table

Use Carpenter David Leon’s instructions to build a lattice table that serves multiple purposes.


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Take a normal dining room table and with some wood, a lattice design and a little paint, turn your table into a piece worthy of a showroom floor.

Materials
Wood joiners
1 1/2-inch wood screws
Standard dining table
White high-gloss interior paint
Sponge roller and paintbrush
Wood glue
(4) 1”x2”x12” pieces of wood cut at 45-degree angles at the ends
(2) 1”x2”x5 1/2” pieces of wood
(2) 1”x2”x6” pieces of wood
(2) 2”x2”x25” pieces of wood
Pen

Instructions

  1. Use your wood glue to put your 12-inch pieces together into a square. The 12-inch pieces should be cut at a 45-degree angle at every end so that the four pieces will fit together like a picture frame

  1. Take your wood joiners and place them across the 45-degree angle cuts on the backside of the square. Tap them into the wood gently with a hammer

  1. On each side of your 12” x 12” frame, measure 6 inches to the center and mark that spot with your pen
  2. On the 2-inch side of the 5 1/2 inch and 6 inch pieces, find the center and make a mark
  3. Take your 5 1/2-inch pieces and place them on opposite sides of the 12” x 12” frame. Line up the center marks you’ve made on your frame and your 5 1/2-inch pieces and use wood glue to adhere the pieces together. Then, use your wood joiners to fasten the frame and the wood pieces together
  4. On the two remaining sides, repeat step 5 with your 6-inch pieces
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  1. Flip your table upside-down on a flat workspace. Take one 25-inch piece of 2” x 2” and place it in between to two outer legs of the table so that it is flush with the bottom of the legs. Use two screws per leg to attach the 25-inch piece through the table legs and into the ends of the 2” x 2.” Pre-drill guide holes in your legs to avoid any damage.

  1. Place your assembled frame between the outer legs of the table with the 6-inch pieces on the left and the right sides
  2. Use a hammer to nail in the framed piece. One nail should pierce each 6-inch piece and one 5 1/2-inch piece. Use wood glue to fasten the other 5 1/2-inch piece

  1. Repeat steps 1-9 for the other side of the table

Now that your table is assembled, you can either paint or stain the wood. We painted our table white. Make sure you use a sponge roller to paint the table top and a brush for the rest of the table.

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