Sea Shell Display Table

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mgsjr2009@yahoo.com added on 11/4/2015

Glass top display table. Important....the bottom must be 3/4" material and screwed to the 4 sides securely. The bottom must be screwed from the inside not the bottom to support the weight of the sea sand.

I let my sand dry for a week to be sure there was no moisture in side the display area.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

measure

decide your dimensions on area you plan to place the table. I used factory legs from Lowes for height.

2

router

Used a router to cut lip on inside of top to leave a radius for the glass. Had the glass made at a glass store. They could easily match the radius.

3

assembly

All pieces are connected by pocket screws.

4

Bondo

Bondo all joints. Sand the bondo and then prime with Killz (Oil Based). Then paint, I sanded a bit through the paint to let the primer show through, giving a distressed look. Caulk the inside bottom seams to seal in the sand. The inside is painted with a white and then sealed with a tough polyurethane to protect against the sea sand.

5

legs

Attach the legs to the bottom.

6

attach

Attach the top with a piano hinge. Cut a piece of scrap to support the top while arranging the shells. (Don't want to hit the wife in the head) ;-) This support can be left in the table up against the front edge and no one will notice it.

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 3/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, MDF  
(4) Your choice, Table height, Legs from Lowes  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(1) front, 3/4" x 4 1/4 x 44 1/4  
(2) sides, 3/4" x 4 1/4 x 17 3/4  
(2) sides of top, 3/4"x 3" X 13  
(1) bottom, 3/4 x 42 3/4 x 20 3/4  
(1) rear, 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 42 3/4  
(2) Front/rear of top, 3/4" x 3" x 46  

Extras:

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