Coffee Table for the wife

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Project by BadDavid posted 06-04-2015 12:06 AM 767 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So, once again I got off my bum and decided to make my wife something for the house. This time I decided to make a coffee table out of left over treated lumber and an old metal frame. The table top is a piece of 3/4 plywood and a few pieces of 2×4 scrap trimmed down to form the two borders and some pieces of marble for the humanity store. (The humanity store is sure a great place to find things.) The bottom piece a smaller piece of the same scrap piece of plywood and some more 2×4 scrap pieces. I used a red cabernet stain, round over bits and polyurethane (3 coats). Cheers.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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#1 posted 06-04-2015 01:23 AM

It looks awesome even I’d thought you’d bought the materials new! I say for being made from waste and second hand, that is a small masterpiece! Cheers to you, as well!

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#2 posted 06-04-2015 01:25 PM

Nice job BD. The marble and metal compliment the stain you chose very well and give this table a very modern and elegant appeal. I think this is also the first time I’ve seen a “coffee table” that is literally a coffee table too! :)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 06-05-2015 12:58 AM

Thank you. I use the heck out of my table saw taking the scrap pieces I get from the dumpsters and truing them up and making 2×4, 6 or 8 into what I am in need of… Thank you.

-- BD, where bad wood finds a home. Va

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