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post #121 of 144 Old 12-26-2015, 06:00 AM
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A couple of pics of the one I built
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I just purchased this table from Target to go behind my couch.

https://www-secure.target.com/p/Coun...k/-/A-14568497

I think it turned out pretty nice for not much money. I added some LED strip lights to the bottom for added effect.

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Here is what I put together. It is stained butcher block with steel pipe fittings for legs. I find I spend more time at my table than the couch when watching football.

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Love the table! I may borrow your idea. I'm looking for a movable bar and yours looks perfect.
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I thought I'd add my latest table build. I'm still waiting on the marble table top to finish the look, but the pictures should give you an idea of the overall design. Simple construction using only a miter saw, 4x4 posts, 2x6 studs, and 2x2 lumber. Table top measures roughly 24 inches deep and 7 feet wide. Sturdy as a rock and finished with a slate colored stain.






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WOW! Love it! How much did you have in materials? If you want, i'll let you build one for me at no cost since i'm such a nice guy....lol
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WOW! Love it! How much did you have in materials? If you want, i'll let you build one for me at no cost since i'm such a nice guy....lol
I'd gladly build another, you just have to come and pick it up.

It was actually a very simple build. I think total I had $225 into this table. $115 of that was the laminate and edging. Another idea I had been throwing around was using a butcher block for the table top. But I wanted a specific size so I had to go the laminate route.
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I'd gladly build another, you just have to come and pick it up.

It was actually a very simple build. I think total I had $225 into this table. $115 of that was the laminate and edging. Another idea I had been throwing around was using a butcher block for the table top. But I wanted a specific size so I had to go the laminate route.
Don't tempt me now. lol I would love to be able to build it, but all I have is a jig saw and a sander. Maybe I can get my Dad to help me out.
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Don't tempt me now. lol I would love to be able to build it, but all I have is a jig saw and a sander. Maybe I can get my Dad to help me out.
To build the exact table I built you don't need many tools...
  • Circular saw
  • Router with roundover bit

I have a good selection of tools and all I used was a table saw for the counter-top, router with roundover bit for the feet, miter saw for the legs, then the router again to trim the laminate piece to the exact size o the counter-top. Then some foam paint brushes for the stain and screws/glue to hold everything together. Got it all done in about 90 minutes.
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To build the exact table I built you don't need many tools...
  • Circular saw
  • Router with roundover bit
I have a good selection of tools and all I used was a table saw for the counter-top, router with roundover bit for the feet, miter saw for the legs, then the router again to trim the laminate piece to the exact size o the counter-top. Then some foam paint brushes for the stain and screws/glue to hold everything together. Got it all done in about 90 minutes.
Wow. I think I may give it a whirl. Worst come to worst I am out a few bucks in wood. Thanks again! I'll keep you posted.
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Thought I would post some pictures of my completed table. Final cost was just under $225, $300 if you count the chairs.

Do you have any pictures without the top on? I see how you made the sides, but I can't tell if you put a footrest and what you did under the laminate. I really like this and I'm thinking about doing a version of this myself. Thanks for sharing!
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Do you have any pictures without the top on? I see how you made the sides, but I can't tell if you put a footrest and what you did under the laminate. I really like this and I'm thinking about doing a version of this myself. Thanks for sharing!
I did not install a footrest. My chairs have a footrest and there was no good spot to attach a footrest to the side supports.

My construction steps where basically:
Constructing the two sides. I then used my Kreg jig and attached two 1x3 from one side to the other (think of floor joists). I then attached a piece of 1/2 inch thick particle board to the side supports and runners (1x3's) I used glue on all surfaces, three 3" flat headed screws through the particle board and down into each 4x4 post. I also ran several 1.5" finish nails through the particle board and into the 1x3. After all about 30 minutes I was shocked at how sturdy the table became. It's VERY solid.

To finish the table I rough cut a piece of 1/2" MFD. I used a good amount of wood glue to attach the MDF to the particle board. Once dry I ran the router around to ensure the MDF was flush with the particle board. Using contact cement I attached the laminate to the MDF top, used a flush trim bit and made sure the laminate matched up with the MDF and finally I attached the edging.
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I did not install a footrest. My chairs have a footrest and there was no good spot to attach a footrest to the side supports.

My construction steps where basically:
Constructing the two sides. I then used my Kreg jig and attached two 1x3 from one side to the other (think of floor joists). I then attached a piece of 1/2 inch thick particle board to the side supports and runners (1x3's) I used glue on all surfaces, three 3" flat headed screws through the particle board and down into each 4x4 post. I also ran several 1.5" finish nails through the particle board and into the 1x3. After all about 30 minutes I was shocked at how sturdy the table became. It's VERY solid.

To finish the table I rough cut a piece of 1/2" MFD. I used a good amount of wood glue to attach the MDF to the particle board. Once dry I ran the router around to ensure the MDF was flush with the particle board. Using contact cement I attached the laminate to the MDF top, used a flush trim bit and made sure the laminate matched up with the MDF and finally I attached the edging.


Hate to dig up an old thread, but just wanted to say thanks for posting the pictures and this short description of your construction process. I've been looking for a week or so for ideas on building a table to go behind my couch in the basement. When I saw yours with that slate stain, it really stood out to me because I wanted something to match my media console I built (also a simplistic design and slate stain). I'll probably end up tweaking it a tad but I love the idea. Thanks!
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That is what is so great about these forums and people sharing ideas. Make sure you post pics of your finished project to help inspire the next round.
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That is what is so great about these forums and people sharing ideas. Make sure you post pics of your finished project to help inspire the next round.
I was inspired for sure.
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I also used this thread for ideas and bought an 8ft Huskey adjustable height workbench from HomeDepot ,

Should work well when I get around to putting it together.
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I have always loved the idea of having a bar table in a theater. I've attached a couple of mine during construction and one completed picture.
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I have always loved the idea of having a bar table in a theater. I've attached a couple of mine during construction and one completed picture.
Beautiful. Is that polished concrete I see? The built-in fridge is a nice touch.

I was all set on a four seater recliner row. But after this thread, I think it has to be a three-seat row with a three seat bar top behind.
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Nothing fancy but I did DIY my own behind seating bar last year. Been meaning to redo the stain cause it turned out crappy but never got around to it. Some crappy cell phone pics.
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Beautiful. Is that polished concrete I see? The built-in fridge is a nice touch.

I was all set on a four seater recliner row. But after this thread, I think it has to be a three-seat row with a three seat bar top behind.
Thanks! It's actually an epoxy type floor from a product that Hirshfields sells.

Our bar can have seats on both sides, the reason I designed it that way is I wanted it to double as place to play board games, cards, etc.

I've attached a more recent pic, we actually had to have the floor redone as the first install had some issues as it was the guys first time installing a floor like this in a basement. It looks completely different now but I like the look more, the wife on the other hand liked the more glossy finish of the pic in my prior post. But this shows you how a different of a look you can have depending on how it is done.

We also added some bar stools that actually fit the bar.
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Thought I would post some pictures of my completed table. Final cost was just under $225, $300 if you count the chairs.

Hey @deewan , any chance you could re-post these pics or update the links? I loved the design when I saw it a few months ago and now that I want to get down to brass tacks, the pictures don't show up anymore. I remember the basics and I am modifying a few things and working on a sketchup model but it would help to see your design again. Thanks.
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@gworrel The whole Photobucket asking for money and ruining forum links has a lot of my photos MIA. Instead of trying to go back and fix all the links I'll just repost the pictures here.




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@gworrel The whole Photobucket asking for money and ruining forum links has a lot of my photos MIA. Instead of trying to go back and fix all the links I'll just repost the pictures here.
Thanks much. A couple of questions: I don't have a lot of room at the back so I was thinking about limiting the depth to 18-20". Any thoughts on that after your experience with a deeper table? Would you miss some of the depth much? I am a little concerned that it could end up kind of top heavy but I suppose I could always anchor it to the floor. Any problems with an uneven floor? My floor is probably more uneven than most because the house is 100 years old. I was thinking about putting some kind of leveling feet on it.

I'll post a picture of my completed project. Thanks again.
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Thanks much. A couple of questions: I don't have a lot of room at the back so I was thinking about limiting the depth to 18-20". Any thoughts on that after your experience with a deeper table? Would you miss some of the depth much? I am a little concerned that it could end up kind of top heavy but I suppose I could always anchor it to the floor. Any problems with an uneven floor? My floor is probably more uneven than most because the house is 100 years old. I was thinking about putting some kind of leveling feet on it.

I'll post a picture of my completed project. Thanks again.
I think as long as you are using the table as an arm rest or minimal drinks and plates of food the more shallow depth is fine. I made mine a little deeper so I could have room for a laptop and arm rest and plenty of room for food and drink.

If the table isn't as deep, I might be inclined to use smaller diameter legs for the table so it doesn't look as bulky. Or think about a short table height if you don't need it to easily see over top of your theater seating. But it's mostly personal choice.

Leveling feet would be a good idea if you know your floor is not even. My room was level and flat, so I had no concerns. I did put non-skid feet on the bottom though to make sure it wouldn't move around on the laminate wood flooring.
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Here is ours...It is about 19 feet wide. we used 3/4" Cherry wood underneath and skinned with Knotty Alder stained with Dark Kona and a bartop poly finish.


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What is this room size?

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