DIY Touch Screen Coffee Table for Unique Interior Idea

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DIY Touch Screen Coffee Table for Unique Interior Idea

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Touch screen coffee table seems to be smart alternative to take from an extra LCD in your house. For some of you that have upgraded your TV into the larger one, rather than leaving the old one useless with dust.

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Coffee table using an LCD is such a unique interior idea. Yet it looks modern to set. You can use any size of LCD. Since we are going to attach the wood as the edge of the table, you may not want to have very big coffee table. We are going to see some steps to create DIY touch screen coffee table.

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Getting Started with DIY Touch Screen Coffee Table


Disassemble LCD and Get some Wood

Be careful when disassembling LCD or TV panel. Take apart the plastic housing around the LCD panel carefully. No need to worry if you need to break some buttons. Make sure that you do not press any buttons to make your LCD recognize the input device. Think about the switch like wireless Belkin Switch Memo if you cannot get a button to turn something on.

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Pop the Panel of LCD

After cut some pieces of wood, attach each side of them with 4 screws. After that, plop the LCD down on the smooth surface and then screw the edge of LCD to hang on. You can simply add some glass as the table top with several rubber stoppers. Create the other ledge for the LCD and then get the keyboard and Bluetooth mouse.

Add some styles

This touch screen coffee table should have something to focus on the center. Alternatively, you can get a plastic trim which goes around the window. Since it is very adhesive, it can trim easily with the razor blade. Paint the plastic in the color you wish and then cut the edge in 45° and then paint again.

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Make it Real Table

45° degree cuts from the same wood type to make it wider. You should make it as accurate as possible to get the best cut. Use six L brackets to attach them. The corner will fit close when you fit them together. You can apply the putty to fill the gap and sand it out to make it smooth.

Finishing step

It is time to stain your DIY touch screen coffee table. Test the color in some spare wood. Cover the LCD before staining. After it is dried, apply polyurethane coat to the stain. Install 3/8” glass to be a table top with rubber spacers, 4 or 8 it is optional. Well, for getting more effect, you can add LED light, speakers and some other items to make it perfect project.

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Article publié pour la première fois le 14/05/2017

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