Sunday, May 18, 2014

Katie and Hayden also get occasional tables

These are the world's easiest occasional tables, but they depend on the presence of specific items.

The pieces are:
  • Rubber leg tips in 1-1/2 inch (38 mm) size. A two-pack is on the order of $3 at Home Depot.
  • Plastic buttons with a 1-3/4 inch diameter and a recess under the raised rim. This recess fits over the ridge of the rubber leg tip. I got mine at SAS Fabrics (your "polar fleece for the entire drill team headquarters") for 25 cents each.
  • Sticky-back cork paper from the hell-hole that is Michael's. I have this around for other projects.
Here's what to do:
  1. Measure and cut the cork paper to fit in the center of the button, covering the holes.
  2. Flip the rubber leg tip upside-down, so the ridged part is the top.
  3. Hot-glue the button to the rubber let tip.
  4. Peel the protective backing from the cork circle and stick it in the middle of the button.
The most time-consuming part of the project is waiting for the hot-glue gun to heat.

And there they are! When I bought the constituent pieces, I had no special plans for them, but putting together tables assuaged my woe at having a bed-making project not go well. There are beds that, once made, nobody really wants to lie in.

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