Salam & hi to all,
Alhamdulillah, my late dad has taught me many things about construction works. i remember helping him to complete our house in Kuala Kangsar when i was 12. he asked me to climb a 13 feet of height beam to catch the bricks he threw from below. being a bit boyish during my youngster years, playing with hammer, nails and climbing trees were my normal activities after school. if i didnt take up accountancy as my major in university, i think i would be a carpenter or civil construction contractor by now haha..
now, apart from the pharmacy, hardware shops is one of my favorite places to visit. i would be like a monkey in an orchard, to see any sophisticated working tools such as bosch and other 3 in 1, or 5 in 1 functions of tools. i know this is crazy.
ok, enough about theoretical stories. lets go to the practical. i want to share with you on how to make a high table.
here we go, you are going to need...
make sure your hands are dry, and when changing the driller blade, switch off the electrical switch to avoid any accidents.
ONE LEGGED STAND
bought from ikea. it comes in 3 parts, the adjustable leg, a plate and a cover
4 x 1.5 feet..also from ikea. actually you can get any measurement of table top but i guess it wont be much stable if its too big (you can use an unused solid door and cut it into a smaller measurement - not necessary from ikea)
put on the plate as shown in the picture. tighten it well.
press the plate to make sure it is really tight.
with the upside down position, put the plate (that holds the stand) at any desired position leaving an adequate edge of the table top. use suitable screw nail (as long as the screw nails wont go exceeds the top surface of the table top)
tighten the screw nails from the plate onto the table top.
put the cover of the stand (actually this is not necesssary, since it cant really be seen from above the table top, this process can be omitted)
drill 2 holes on the wall, put the wall pluck. drill 2 holes as well on a piece of medium wood plate (any measurement). put a suitable screw nail to each holes and tighten the screw. this is to support the table top. (sorry no pictures on the drilling works, as my 2 hands were fully occupied)
put the table top which edge leans on top of the small wood plate.
nail the edge of the table top (can use normal 1.5 inches wood nails or screw nails)
from beneath the table
ITS DONE !
get a high chair to match with the table. cute and nice.
if this is the first time you ever hold/use an electrical driller, please pay extra cautious, read the manual first and do it slowly. its advisable to ask some experienced person in this field to observe you while working, in case you are unsure in some steps. be confident of your self and good luck!