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Scandinavian designs are all about texture, natural wood and raw finishes, all in mild neutral tones. Birch is one of our favorite textures and can become a focal element in any interior design. It exudes warmth and lightness, being capable of empowering your living room, taking different shapes and purposes: you can cut hole sand use it as a candle holder, you can use branches to create a natural organic wall background or, in this case, create a beautiful simple DIY birch coffee table perfect for your home. Mix it with copper decorative elements and place it in a clean minimal room and it will shine. Found on bhg.com. this project uses 34 birch logs with diameters about 3-4 inches. The end result is a clean neat rustic yet elegant coffee table we have fallen in love with.The project itself is not at all difficult but will require the use of certain tolls which you can find on the requirement list below. Fallow the instructions step by step and create your own DIY birch coffee table now.
-Birch logs cut 18 inches long
-4×8-foot sheet birch plywood
Step 1: Use the plywood to create a base of 33×24 inches and a box measuring 27x18x16 inches. . Cut two 27×16-inch and two 18×16-inch pieces for sides and one 27×18-inch piece for the top.Unite the box to the wooden base using screws.
Step 2: Use a miter saw to cut logs to 18 inches. Using wood glue add logs to the wood box and base and screw through each log for extra strength.
Step 3: Close the box with the plywood piece you have cut in step 1 and secure it to the rest of the box with screws.
Step 4: Cut 1 inch wood rounds from the logs and place them to your box top using wood glue, masking the box underneath.
Step 5: To fill the empty spaces remained between the pieces of logs, add grout to the entire surface and even it with a grout float. Use a putty knife to remove the excess grout from the coffee table and let the grout dry well before moving on.
Step 6: Attach rolling feet tot he base of the coffee table using screws by positioning them 1 inch from the edge. For the finishing touch, add a coat of clear polyurethane to the table.
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