Step one- Search for a Table Top:
Find a table top you prefer for your new project. Sometimes even combing garage sales or utilizing wood from an old table top you are not using is a good way to get started. You can even make your own. I have seen some really neat projects where people stencil and paint their wooden table tops. Lets get this process down first!
Step Two: Purchase or make your own table legs!
I am biased to the History Stones Brand.. I know. However, our 27″ baluster leg is the perfect height mold for pouring your own table legs.
I have included a link to the mold and instructions below.
Pouring your own concrete baluster leg- Instructions (view second page)
Remember- Too much water in your mixture can lead to crumbling around edges where the water is settled. A good example for determining how much water to use—> When you make a fist with the wet concrete it should not run out between your fingers. ( A little bit is fine, this is just a good reference.)
Step Three: Wait.. How do you attach the legs??
I have used a few different techniques for applying the hardware and so far this is the best option. Use a 6″-7″ Lag bolt and a 4×4 piece of cardboard to create the table leg as illustrated below.
The Hillman Group 3/8-in x 7-in Hot-Dipped Galvanized Steel Lag Bolt
Item # 67362 Model # 812079 At Lowe’s for $2.68
You can add hardware around the channel to finish this step. Simply screw in your table legs and there you have your table!