|A more recent picture of the table|
Some readers left comments and questions about the table which I thought I could respond to here. I want to preface by saying I wish I had done a better job documenting the process but at the time (over a year ago) I was new to DIY blogging, thus clueless about explaning and photographing the step by step process.
|The table before the makeover|
|My assistants removing the leg screws|
As for the metal frame it had to be outsourced as I obviously didnt have the tools to build it. For its design I went for an ‘x’-shaped base in the bottom (I didnt want an exact duplicate of Crate & Barrel's tables). So 'x' bottom, and a square at the top to support the wood top and to distribute any weight that might go on top of the table.
|Metal formed in a square at the top to support the wood top.|
|Nothing complicated here, screws keep the top in place|
Total damage was around $50-60 which compared to the designer tables is a steal, but for that price I feel like the quality was compromised. In what sense?
|ALL the welded joints were left ungrinded.|
|1-2 metal legs aren't at a true 90 degree angle|
Without any metal cutting and welding equipment this project is not doable on your own. If I had to make it with readily available materials I might use pre-cut square pcs of wood available at any large hardware store, saw the corners, glue them together and leave it clamped for about a week. The Lack tabletop is not at all heavy so just make sure you buy thick enough square wood strips to support the structure above. If you do go that route let me know how that works out for you!!!
If you want to read previous posts about this table click below:
This where I found design inspiration.
And this was what came out of it.