*Live Edge Timber Co. partner
Well hey there friends and happy friday! Today I am SO thrilled to be showing you guys a super cool product that I got the privilege of working with this month, Live Edge Timber Co. was kind enough to send me a DIY coffee table kit so I could share it with my audience here and on Instagram!! When they reached out to me I was over the moon excited! I have used their live edge pieces before to build a dining room table top and was amazed at just how easy this product is to work with to achieve the results of the perfect table top. This DIY coffee table was no exception.
When the coffee table got delivered it came packaged all snug as a bug in a rug. Opening it all up smelled like I stepped into the forest at Banff National Park.....mmmmm fresh timber smell!!! I was so excited to get started on assembling this table, that I went straight into the garage to get going!
Before I get building I should first guide you to their fantastic website where you can see just how easy it is to create your own custom DIY furniture as well. Live Edge Timber Co. has a selection of everything from dining tables, mantels, consoles, stair cases, desks and of course coffee tables and more! From this page I started to simply select my metal legs and the size of wood I wanted for the top, then added in the Kreg Driver drill bit, screws and their Omnia wood oil in my colour choice, and that's it!
It couldn't have been easier to build. All of the hard work was already done for you with this company, including all of the pre-drilled pocket holes and the perfectly straight/smooth seams to connect the table top slabs without any cracks or annoying gaps.
*Here you can also watch how I made this table on my Instagram page!
What tools you will need to assemble:
First thing I did to get started was begin the assembly of my table top. I laid out my 3 top boards to see how they should look once assembled. I have 2 live edge 'A' boards to go on each outside of the top and 1 'B' board that will go in the middle section.
Then I flipped all of my boards over, making sure I am now looking at the undersides of each piece and all of my pocket holes. Now it's time to attach all of my pieces together. First thing I did was take my middle board and lightly insert my 2 1/2" screws into each pocket hole. Then I took my Kreg driver into my drill and partially drilled in each screw into the pocket holes just so that when I tilt my board on it's side to apply my glue, the screws won't fall out, but I am also all set to drill before the glue starts to dry.
After I squeezed my glue on, I took a foam brush to paint it across the edge, making sure it's fully covering the wood. Now I can take my board, lay it down and bump it up against my 'A" board and finish drilling in my screws from my 'B' board.