Fast Fix: Living Rooms

Build a Factory Cart Coffee Table

Add updated style to your living room with this DIY coffee table. Featuring an optional reclaimed wood top and caster wheels, this step-by-step project proves factory style — without the price — is obtainable by anyone.

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Nail On Decking

Lay deck boards on top of base. Adjust so deck boards overhang edges a 1/2-inch. Nail down with 2-inch nails and glue. Nail to center boards too. Tip: Use boards reclaimed from a pallet as decking for a rustic yet chic look.

Attach Wheels

Attach wheels to base using screws provided with wheel kits.

Finishing

Fill exposed screw holes with wood filler and let dry. Sand entire table with medium-grit sandpaper. Refill holes with wood filler as needed and let dry. Sand with medium-grit sandpaper, followed with fine-grit sandpaper. Vacuum table with soft-bristled brush to remove sanding residue. Wipe clean with damp cloth. Apply wood conditioner, stain and clear coat for a beautiful wood finish. Apply primer, three coats of flat paint followed with clear coat for a durable painted finish. Tip: Sand edges before applying clear coat to create a time-worn distressed finish.

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