Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

I wanted to build a small side table for our living room that wouldn’t take up a lot of floor space and have a light, airy, and industrial feel. I realized that was a tall order, but I like to challenge my creativity. On top of that order (like whip cream on a mocha frappé) I wanted some shiny copper bling (because who doesn’t love bling?) I had a general idea for the structure of the table, but wasn’t sure what to use for the top. While on one of my weekly excursions to Lowe’s, I spotted wood rounds. I grabbed one, headed to the plumbing department to buy some pretty copper pipe, and headed home to make a Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table.

Before you think you won’t be able to make this table because you can’t solder, I have a surprise for you. It isn’t soldered! I used an all surface adhesive to secure all the joints! Not just any adhesive will work. Luckily I was recently acquainted with Liquid Nails Fuze*It when Liquid Nails challenged me to use it in a sponsored post. Challenge accepted!

Materials:
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Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Pipe Cut List:

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

  • 3 – 5″
  • 3 – 17″
  • 2 – 8 ½”
  • 1 – 7 ½”

Instructions:

Begin by cutting your copper pipe to size. You can use a pipe cutter or any saw with a metal blade.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

(When my pipe cutter broke, I tried the Rockwell BladeRunner. It cut through the pipe nicely but the last cut always resulted in a slight kickback action. Not a big deal as the hood kept it from flying.)

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Use a piece of sandpaper to clean up the cut edges of the pipes.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Open the tube of Liquid Nails Fuze*It All Surface Construction Adhesive. Remove the nozzle and puncture the top of the tube. Load the tube into a caulk gun. Squeeze some adhesive into the three copper caps.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Insert the three 5″ pipes into each cap. These will be the feet of the side table.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Squeeze the Fuze*It adhesive into the three openings in the “T” connectors. (You can wipe off any excess adhesive with a damp paper towel or baby wipe.)

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Slide the feet into one side of the “T” connectors as shown below.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Insert two 8 ½” pipes and the one 7 ½” pipe into the last “T” connector and attach the glued legs as shown below to create the base.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Slide the 17″ pipes into the base as shown:

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Add more Fuze*It adhesive to the 90° elbow joints and attach to the tops of the legs. Aim the elbows in toward the center.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Check all the legs to make sure they are straight and plumb.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Add painter’s tape to the joints to hold until the adhesive cures (in a few hours).

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Meanwhile, measure and mark the half location (with the wood grain) on the wood round . Cut, the round with the BladeRunner, jig saw, band saw or table saw.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Sand the cut edges smooth.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Wipe any sanding dust off the table top. Stain with Dark Walnut stain. Wipe off excess. After the stain has dried, re-apply a second or third coat to achieve the darkness you desire.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Once the Liquid Nails Fuze*It adhesive has cured, turn the legs upside down and center the legs on the table. (To allow the straight side to fit snug against a wall, center the legs 1 ½” from the edge. The round edge will protrude a few inches beyond the center leg.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Attach the 90° elbows to the half round with pipe straps and 3/4″ screws.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Wax or polycrylic the table top to protect it.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Enjoy your new Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

Obviously, I still have another wood half round to make a second table. But, I’m going to try to come up with another creative use for it. Any ideas?

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

No one has to know that you didn’t solder the joints. It’s our little secret.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

I was surprised how simple this project was. The hardest part was making sure the legs are plumb.

Half Round Copper & Wood Side Table | Pretty Handy Girl

I hope you’ll make one for yourself. Be sure to pick up some Liquid Nails Fuze*It All Surface Construction Adhesive. It bonds almost everything to almost everything else.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Liquid Nails Fuze*It. I was compensated for my time. I was not told what to write. As always I’m very particular about the products I write about. 


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