Dapper DIY: How to create a stylish coffee table for less

Designer Mikel Welch shows Keke and Lance how to build a high-end looking table with items from the hardware store.
6:33 | 07/19/19

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So, look, I just got my first home and I'm trying to figure out how to deck it out. Okay, I need a bunch of furniture and I'm all about affordable decor and I also love free stuff. So, today, we always have dapper designer Mikel Welch here to hook it up for us. Good to see you. Thank you for having me. DIY projects, what are we making today? It looks like wind chimes. I'm showing you how easy this with wearing what we're hearing. What we're going to do today -- you can see over on the side here, I have a beautiful side table that's been decked out. That table will retail for about $300 in your local retailer. But we're going to -- so you just moved so we're trying to stay on a budget. Yes. We're going to try to do it for less than $99. So, the first thing you want to do is -- you want to start with the wood round, the size I've cut this down to a 4x4. You can get a larger size. You cut this down? Girl, the people in the back cut it down. Thank you, prop department. The most important part is, once you've actually cut this down the next thing you want to do is you want to sand it. Think about sanding the wood. Giving your wood a massage, like a facial, so you want it to rise. What we're going to do if you don't mind -- Pass one down to, Lance. Come on, Lance, get involved. We're going to take a little bit here. I'm dead, Lance. We're just going to do some even strokes here. This isn't what I thought it was going to be. What did you think it was going to be? I thought this was paint, love. This is stain. What's the difference between the two? It gives a nice patina, it will dry and adhere and it's turn out such a beautiful finish. I don't want to wear your arms out because we have something real big coming up. What do we got coming up? We're going to go ahead and we're going to let this dry. And I will say this, typically, what you want to do is let this dry and then add a little bit of wax and that will give it a nice, shiny coat of finish. That's great. Now we're going to move over to the geometry project. Geometry? Okay, so, what we're going to do is, we're going to construct the base of our table. So these are copper pipes that you can get at your local hardware store. Actually you see up here is a one-stop shop. Everything is going to be from your local hardware store. These pipes typically come in a ten-foot radius. But what we did is, we cut them down using the little pipe cutter here. So, the props department, they did it, because you know, honey, these muscles are bigger than mine. I can't pull it off. Anyhow, we cut these down. Take three pipes, just grab three pipes and what we're going to do and we're going to try to make a triangular structure, almost think of a crime bell. Okay. You got your triangle. Let's start to feed it through. Okay, great. Girl, he's ahead of us. Lance knows what he's doing. He must have seen this on Instagram. I cheated. We're going to keep feeding that. That looks great. That looks fabulous. That looks great, Lance. Lance, since you are our star student, what we're going to do is -- My mom was a teacher so I know how to do this. I'm going to help you here. We're going to tie this in a very, very tight knot, just like this. So, now that we've got this done the next thing we'll want to do is continue the cycle over and over and over again. How many times? I'd say, honey, we need to finish all of these, so about 30 you need total. Okay, 30, cool. For the second time I'm going to be van that black and show you -- this is completed piece looks like. All right, all right, all right. Ultimately, you kind of just tie them in the shape of a little ball. Like an orb. An orb, exactly. I love it. Now, let's do a little more dirty work. What we're going to do is, okay, so, I'm going need some help here. Lance, if you take the top and I'll take the bottom and then -- All right, so, we're going to go ahead and we're going to place this here. All right. Girl, you're making me nervous over here. All right, so -- I love the strong stuff, you know. Okay, all right, I'm going to hold my hand here loosely. Get in there. You have insurance? We have insurance. Don't we? Let's see how good I am with a power tool. They're trying to say girls can't do it. But can we, ladies? Okay. Almost. Almost. Almost. He's getting scared. He's getting scared. I need you to be -- Okay, girl, one more time. Confident. You're so fast with it. You need to go slow. I'll go slow. I got it. I got it. You're making me look bad. You do it. We're going to turn it down. Ladies, I failed you. We're going to get tricky. We'll go this way. All right -- I hope we get it this time. Come on. There we go. All right. What we would do is we would just continue that process and as you can see that's our beauty -- That's gorgeous. The great thing about this table it's extremely versatile. You can use it in your home, a a cute little reading nook. It's a great Instagram photo, background. Okay, get in here, too, Mikel.

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