MAKING THE LEGS
Cut the furring strips (legs) down to 17 1/4" using the jigsaw (miter saw if possible).
TIP: Overall table height should equal height to couch seat, so adjust accordingly and account for 3/4" top
Mark both sides of the material at 40" and connect the lines with your straight edge for most accurate line to follow. Cut 3/4" sheet from 48" down to 40" using the circular saw.
TIP: Move slow enough to maintain a straight line, but fast enough to not burn the wood with the blade
LEG CONNECTING PIECES
With the cutoff piece from the top (8" x 24"), rip cut the material in half to give you two pieces about 3 7/8" x 24". Once you have rip cut the material, cut both pieces down to 3 7/8" x 20".
ATTACHING THE LEGS
Fasten 2 legs to each piece of 3 7/8" x 20” x 3/4" by drilling a pilot hole (so the wood doesn’t split) and fastening with your screws. Make sure that the pieces are flush along the sides and top.
TIP: Drill and fasten from the 3/4" side because that will be the side facing inward and will not be seen giving the best overall look for your table.
ATTACHING THE HINGES
Lightly mark the underside of the top 1/2" in from the middle of the 24" side and 4" in on both sides of the 40" side. This will be where your legs stand in the upright position.
TIP: Use a pencil so you can sand off the markings or at least cover easily with your finish
Sand your co ee table to get it smooth to the touch and clean off with a damp rag. Once dry, apply a finish of your choice.
TIP: When sanding, start with a 150/220 grit. If desired, finish with 320+ grit for best feel before applying finish coat