Wine Cork Furniture
How to Make a Wine Cork Pedestal Table
Wine Cork Table Tops
This unique pattern can be adapted to almost any flat surface. You could wine cork a coffee table surface, side table, and would be great to cover the top of the bar in your recreation room. You should cover the top surface of corks with a piece of glass to complete this wonderful and practical conversation piece. They will cut a piece of glass to size at your local hardware store.
More fun projects from found objects and corks.
Materials you need
hot melt glue gun/ 3-8inch glue sticks
coping saw / work gloves
1 wooden spindle
4 plywood pieces -top 12 x12 x ¾ inches -base-8 x 8 x ¾ inches—5 x 5 x ¾ inches
3 x 3 x ¾ inches
2 deck screws 4 inched and 2 1/2 inches
sand paper-- 120 grit
circular saw/ safety glasses
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How to assemble Wine Cork Pedestal Table
How to assemble
- Step 1: Put on the work gloves and cut 12 corks in half horizontally with coping saw. Glue 2 of the half corks together with the cut side down. Repeat 11 times to make 12 pairs of corks. Glue 3 pairs of corks together as seen in picture. Repeat 3 times to make 4 sections.
- Step 2: Glue 8 corks side to side to form the middle section of the table.
- Step 3: Glue 2 corks end to end. Repeat 7 times to form 8 pairs of corks.
- Step 4: Start from left top of the middle section and glue 1 pair of corks to top cork. Then glue your cut cork sections from step 1 to bottom of these corks. (See picture.) Glue on 1 pair of corks under this cut cork section. Repeat this step. Now you have built one side and can repeat step 4 to do the other side of the middle section of the table.
- Step 5: Glue 5 corks end to end. Repeat 3 more times. Glue these rows of 5 corks around middle section from step 4. On the corner spaces glue in a horizontally ½ cut cork with the cut side down.
- Step 6: Glue 2 rows of 10 corks side to side and glue them to the sides of the cork square you have built. Then glue 14 corks side to side. Repeat once for the top and bottom of the tabletop. This will be the last square of corks for your tabletop (See picture.) Now turn over and add extra bead of glue to rows of corks to make the table sturdier.
- Step 7: Take the coping saw and put on your work gloves for your own safety to cut 28 corks in ½ lengthwise on the cutting board.
- Step 8: While the tabletop is still upside down, glue tops of the cut side of these corks around table top to make the skirting. (See picture.) This completes the cork top of your table.
- Step 9: To make the base of the table, you need to cut a square of plywood the same size as the underneath space of the cork tabletop. The size of plywood could vary due to the different size of the corks you use.
- Step 10: Then trim the wooden spindle to the height you wish. I trimmed off the top and bottom squares, making it 13 inches high. Cut 3 squares of wood from plywood or have them cut at the store. Bottom board 8x8 inches. Middle board 5x5 inches. Top board 3x3 inches. Then take the sandpaper and sand sharp edges of the sides off to make them rounded and smoother. Glue these 3 pieces of plywood together with carpenters glue, centering them, one on top of the other. (See picture.) Then center the spindle on the top 3X3 piece of wood and trace around the base of the spindle. From traced circle of spindle drill a hole( centering the hole) threw the three bottom pieces and then into the wooden spindle. Pour carpenters glue into the holes before screwing in a 4 inch deck screw from the bottom to secure base to spindle.
- Step 11:With the top of the spindle( trace a circle onto the center of the last piece of 12x12 inch plywood) and drill threw like you did the bottom. Screw into the glued hole a 2 inch deck screw. Let the glue set up overnight.
- Step 12: Paint all pieces of wood the color of your choice and then glue on the cork tabletop with carpenter’s glue. You can get a piece of glass cut at the hardware store to protect the top.