How to Build a Teak Console Table How to Build a Teak Console Table

What You'll Need
Teak wood or board
MDF board
Tape measure

If you want to add a modern touch to your home, then you could try building a teak console table. Teak is a very fashionable wood, and console tables are considered to be the perfect device which will add a lot of interest to your room. You could find a suitable ready-made teak console table from a number of sellers, but if you are reluctant to spend out a lot of money on furniture, then you could try to do the job yourself. Making a teak console table is not very difficult, and you should be able to manage it using a few simple tools.

Step 1 - Plan the Table

Start by planning out your table using a pencil and a piece of paper. If you know where you want the teak console table to go, then you can carefully measure this area, and use this as the basis of your plans. Decide how large you want the table to be, and then measure the wood. Mark the lengths on the wood. You should then be ready to cut down the teak and the MDF board.

Step 2-  Cut the Board

Cut a large piece of wood. This will form the top of the table. You should then make a series of marks every 2 1/2 inches along the sides of the table. Use your screwdriver to make holes where you have indicated. Place a piece of wood, and mark out where the legs will go. You should then push screws through the holes, and line up the table legs. For a teak console table, the legs should be around 3/4 of the length of the table. 

Step 3 -  Build the Teak Console Table

You can then finish by building up the teak console table. Line up the first leg with the 2 screws fitted to the table top, and then use these to secure it into place. You should repeat this for all of the console table legs. Take 2 lengths of wood, and use these to create support beams for the console table. Push the MDF board up towards the top of the table from below, so that it adds strength to the table. You should then add more MDF boards along the sides of the table legs.

Step 4 -  Finishing Up

When you have fitted all of the legs and support beams to the table top, you can then proceed to decorate the console table as you wish. Painting the table is a good idea, as this will allow you to choose the perfect color to match the rest of your furniture. On the other hand, you could choose to display the teak color of your wood by adding a layer of varnish. This will give it an attractive look, but you should consider that the table may need refinishing regularly if you do not paint it.

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