Skatepark Coffee Table

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Materials needed:
4x 2 feet x 4 feet x 3/4 in board
3x 1 1/2 in x 2 in x 8 ft
Screws
Spray paint
Balsa wood
8 hinges

Step 1: Base

Cut plank to 2 3ft sections. Then cut 2 1ft 9 in pieces. Place them in a rectangular shape. With the smaller pieces being inside the two longer pieces. The rectangles should be 3ft x 2 ft once finished.

Step 2: Base Pt. 2

Cut one of the boards down to 3 ft and screw into the base you made in the previous step.

Step 3: Legs

Cut planks into 4 2ft long boards. Screw then on the inner lip on the base

Step 4: Legs Pt. 2

Cut boards 16 inches long to cover the legs. This is not a necessary part. But it does make the table sturdy and look better.

Step 5: Cover

Cut a piece of the board to 6in x 1ft 10.5 in this will be a side on the shorter side of the table. Use wood glue and center the piece standing upright. Repeat for the other side.

Step 6: Cover Pt. 2

Cut 2 pieces of board to 3ft x 6 in. This will be the siding for the longer sides. Use the hinges to connect it to the table standing upright.

Step 7: Cover Pt. 3

Cut one board into 2 3ft x 1ft boards. This will be the top of the table. It will attach to the sides with hinges so that the table can open into a skatepark.

Step 8: Ramps

Making the inside is the harder part. We made a quarter and half pipe. We cut the access wood into arched pieces and glued them down. This helped the balsa wood we used keep its shape.

Step 9: Stairs

For the stairs we used the extra wood and stacked it with a stagger so it has a simple stair shape.

Step 10: Finish

After everything is glued/screwed down and finished how you’d like, painting it and personalizing it is the fun part.

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    seamster

    5 weeks ago

    Ha! love it, very clever project. Well done!