Need an inexpensive table? It is not necessary to go to Ikea, because you can do unusual and durable do-it-yourself coffee table And this simple but impressive structure consists will be made of cuttings from a shovel and cement Natural wood is often used in the Scandinavian style, and cement or concrete gives the interior a loft character In addition, we will need: cardboard, scotch tape (regular and painting), stationery knife, glue gun, PVA glue, a construction bucket, a hacksaw or jigsaw, sandpaper, paint on wood and a brush First you need to make a cardboard mold into which we will pour the cement: we need a sheet of cardboard, although a large unnecessary box will do To do this, draw a circle on a large piece of cardboard.
to the size of the future countertop and cut it out with a clerical knife Then you need to make the sides for the form: cut out a narrow strip and knead it along its entire length This is necessary in order for the material to become more pliable. We glue the blanks on the inside with adhesive tape, so that when in contact with cement, the form does not soften (the tape should cover the entire surface of the cardboard) We connect the bottom and sides with a glue gun, to get a round shape If you wish, you can make a countertop in any other shape: for this, cardboard will need to be done in the same way build a square, triangular or oval container Preparing the solution Life hack: to make the cement more plastic, first add PVA glue to the water Before preparing the solution, we advise you to change the front door.
clothes for something unnecessary, otherwise you can get a table, but lose a brand new shirt (don't repeat our mistakes!) Next, add the cement itself and mix the composition in a construction bucket Pour the mixture into a mold and tap it to release all air bubbles. While the cement hardens, let's start making the legs. We take cuttings from a shovel, cut off the rounded ends and then cut off three identical pieces of 50 cm (according to the height of our future table) You can cut with a hacksaw or jigsaw (it will turn out faster, easier and more accurate) We grind the sawing points with sandpaper to remove all irregularities and chips It remains to insert the legs into the tabletop So that they do not disperse, we fold a triangle out of cardboard and carefully put on the sides of the form, and then place the three legs in the center We leave the structure for a couple of days to allow the cement to harden When the composition grabs, it remains to turn the table, carefully remove all cardboard and sand the surface The final touch, paint the table legs: measure the distance, glue the masking tape, to make the borders even, and cover the wood with paint We choose a discreet color so that the table fits well into the Scandinavian interior (best of all is just white, but black, gray, hazel, herbal or ivory will work as well) When everything is dry, the table is ready to take pride of place in your living room.
You can put on such a table a vase of flowers, or a flower pot to balance its rough look and give the interior extra coziness (in addition, fresh flowers are an integral part of the Scandinavian interior).