Coffee Table JAVA – Part 3 – Glass Top to Timber Top Transformation

The component elements were ready, so it was time for a final assembly. First of all, I glued the 12mm MDF substrate to the underside of the frame with my favorite adhesive The Dog’s B*ll*cks Adhesive and Sealant. It is like a clear silicone but tougher. It’s quite expensive but I use it for mostContinue reading “Coffee Table JAVA – Part 3 – Glass Top to Timber Top Transformation”

Coffee Table JAVA – Part 2 – Decorating using Self-Adhesive Stencil

From the very beginning the plan was to replace the glass top with a timber inlay that would fit flush with the steel frame. The issues I envisaged were: firstly, how to fit the new top discretely with no visible fixings, secondly, how to make it lightweight. Luckily, I found a piece of a 3mmContinue reading “Coffee Table JAVA – Part 2 – Decorating using Self-Adhesive Stencil”

Coffee Table JAVA – Part 1 – Rusted Metal Finish for a Rustic Look

I bought the fellow shown on the photo below in a charity shop at Stockbridge, Edinburgh and wondered what style it actually presented. The black steel frame looked a bit rustic but the glass top reminded me of a piece of office furniture rather, a total mismatch of styles. My first thoughts were: get ridContinue reading “Coffee Table JAVA – Part 1 – Rusted Metal Finish for a Rustic Look”