Make a coffee table

What you will need:

  • MelaWood, 32mm – finish of your choice
  • 2 pieces – 850 x 850mm
  • 1 piece – 850 x 100mm
  • 6m edging strip to match your finish
  • 4 pieces – 300mm x 10mm Threaded rod with bolts and washers
  • Extra bolts and washers
  • 4 x Cap nuts
  • Contact adhesive
  • Drill
  • 10mm wood bit
  • Angle grinder


  1. Using your adhesive, apply the edging strip to the wood and cut off any excess strip.
  2. On the top and bottom of the table sections measure 50mm on each corner. Use your wood bit to drill a hole carefully.
  3. Place the rod into the holes via the bottom section, then add a washer and nut to the each end of the rod. 50mm of the rod should hang below the bottom, this will eventually form part of the feet.
  4. Now add a nut and washer to the top of the bottom section and ensure it’s screwed tightly. Each end of the rod also needs a washer and nut screwed on, just 100mm above the previous nut.
  5. Place the top piece of wood over the rods and secure this with a washer and nut. You may want to cut off any excess rod with the angle grinder.

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