|Project by mbfunke||posted 03-25-2015 03:40 PM||1525 views||7 times favorited||11 comments|
A good friend and old college roommate just bought a new house and his old coffee table didn’t fit in the new space. He asked if I could help him move and “oh, can you also make me a coffee table? By next week?” He gave me the dimensions and said to make whatever I wanted. I don’t think he expected much, just a place holder until he could buy something nice.
This table was a fun build and as much for my own experimentation as his needs. It is made of stained pine because I didn’t want to charge him and had no idea how it would turn out. The stained elements were prestained so that the contrast would be crisp.
The legs are box jointed square frames made from cut down 2×4. The frames are connected with dovetails on top and bottom. The top is three pieces of pine laminated together and attached to the base frame. I tacked on some slip resistant feet in case he had tile or wood floors.
I think it turned out great and more importantly his wife loved it! She is trying to convince me to start a furniture company. That’s not gonna happen, but I took it as a compliment.
Thanks for looking :-)
-- Mike Funke