This article provides step-by-step instructions on building a 4x4-square domino table. All that is required in building your domino table are a few basic carpentry tools, lumber, wood screws and wood stain or the paint of your choice.
Cutting the Pieces for Your Domino Table
Take the two pieces of 4x4 and measure where the midpoint is on both of them. Cut both pieces in half with the saw so you have four equally long 3-foot sections.
Gather the 2x4s and measure out twp sections that are 4 feet long and cut them.
Measure and cut out two more sections of 2x4 that are 3 feet 9 Inches long.
If your plywood is already pre-cut to a 4-foot square, it is ready. Cut this piece out if you have a larger piece of plywood.
Take all the pieces and sand any rough edges with the sander. Apply wood stain or paint of your choice to all pieces and allow them to dry.
Constructing Your Domino Table
Gather the piece of plywood for the top of the table and the four sections of 2x4. Take the two sections of 4-foot-long 2x4 and screw each piece to opposite edges of the table top with 1 1/2 inch screws. The easiest way to do this is to lay the 2x4s on a hard surface with the short side on the floor and position them parallel to each other 4 feet apart. Lay the plywood section on top of them and screw down through it into the 2x4s. Drive a screw every foot along both sides.
Slide the two sections of 3 feet 9 inch long 2x4 under the edges of the table top that aren't supported yet. They should fit snugly in between the other two sections already attached. Screw down from the top into these sections and attach them using 1 1/2 inch screws. You now have a frame all the way around the underside of the tabletop.
Fasten the four sections of 2x4 together by driving two 2-inch screws through each end of the 4-foot-long sections into the shorter sections.
Position the completed section of your table on its side to allow you to screw the legs on. Take the four sections of 4x4 and screw the end of each one into all four inside corners of your table. The end of each 4x4 fits up against the underside of the table and the 2x4s. On each corner, drive two 1 1/2 inch screws down through the top of your table into the legs and drive drive two 2-inch screws through each side of your frame of 2x4s into the legs.
Stand your table upright on all four legs and it is now ready to use.
Things You'll Need
- A 4x4-square, 3/4-inch, smooth-finished piece of plywood
- Two 4x4s, 6 feet long
- 16 feet of 2x4s
- Measuring tape
- Circular saw
- Wood stain or paint
- 1 1/2-inch wood screws
These instructions are meant to be carried out by adults only since power tools are involved.
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