What You Need for This Project
Putting the Coffee Table Together
Drill & Insert Hanger Bolts
Drill pilot holes into the leg ends without existing bolts. The hole size should be slightly smaller than the hanger bolt diameter and deep enough to leave 1 1/4 in.
Attach Plates to Tabletop
Attach flat-top mounting plates to the tabletop, using a drill to drive in screws.
Align the Top with the Shelf & Legs
Position the top with attached legs on top of the bottom shelf so that all bottom shelf edges are in the same place. Make sure the shelf is aligned with the top.
Drill Holes on Bottom Shelf
Mark where the hanger bolt ends sit on the bottom shelf, and drill holes through the bottom shelf on these marks. Use a drill bit that's the same diameter as the hanger bolts.
Attach the Bottom Shelf
Turn the tabletop, with the legs attached, upside down. Attach the bottom shelf with hanger bolts by using the pilot holes you drilled in Step 1. Place fender washers, lock washers, and nuts onto the hanger bolts. Tighten the nuts.
Paint & Finish
Paint the coffee table in the colour and style you chose. Make sure the paint dries completely before attaching casters to the bottom shelf, and enjoy your new project.
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