Large coffee tables – Create a decorative and eclectic coffee table using an old wooden shutter. Old wooden blinds are usually a size suitable for a top coffee table. Can be found in architectural salvage yards at a fraction of the cost of new wood. Any type of trigger works – slatted frames, wood or vinyl panels. With a coat of paint and some modifications, you can create a coffee table that is sure to be a conversation item. Sand the wood shutter with medium grade sandpaper to smooth rough areas and chipped areas. Remove debris from the sanding with a damp cloth. Sand the shutter back with light-grade sandpaper to remove scratches left from the aggressive medium quality paper.
Sand the four legs of the wooden large coffee tables with light grade paper to prepare them for painting. Clean all debris with a damp cloth. First the back and edges of the obstruction and the four legs of the table with latex base. Apply the finish in the direction of the wood grain. Allow the primer to dry according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Flip the shutter and the first front. Allow the primer to dry completely. Paint the back and edges of the shade and the four legs of the table with your choice of latex paint. Allow the paint to dry according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Flip the shutter and paint the façade. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Evaluate the sealing legs and table to determine if another coat of paint is needed. If the finish looks irregular or thin. Apply a polyurethane finish coat to all painted surfaces of the shutter and table legs. This will protect the finish from scratches. Allow the polyurethane to dry according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place the shutter face down on a flat surface. Drill pilot holes in the obdurate, where the screws to fix the table legs will go. Some large coffee tables legs have attachment attachments, others have screws that come out at the end of the legs. The pilot holes make it easier to insert the wood screws. Attach one table leg to each corner of the screw seal.