Nesting tables have been around since the 1700’s when table’s voluptuous curves slimmed down a little so you could actual fit one under another. Back then every parlor needed a table for tea, embroidery and, of course, cards – why not slip them all under one another when not in use? Well 300 years later, although our aesthetics have changed, we still think it’s a good idea. This set requires no cutting and only the basic use of a screw driver. Oliver Hudson swung by and gave me a hand, we finished a table in about 10 minutes!
2” x 12” x 6’ board cut into 16”, 24”, 32” lengths (they can cut this for you)
3/4” Iron pipe, black or galvanized, pre-cut and threaded:
18” length – 4 pcs
24” length – 4 pcs
30” length – 4 pcs
End caps – 12 pieces
12 Floor flanges – 12 pieces
Polycrylic clear finish and paintbrush
Screwdriver and screws
Take your pre-cut boards and give them a quick sanding to remove any rough edges and soften the corners slightly. Then, give them a coat of the polycrylic for protection. I like polycrylic since it won’t have that yellow tone on natural wood that polyurethane will.
Once dry, screw a floor flange to the corner of each board.
If your pipes have any printing or ink on them, use a little acetone on a rag and they’ll come right off. Now, simply hand screw a pipe into each flange and screw an end cap to the end to finish it off.