Glass and Oak Coffee table

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Project by lumberjacques posted 04-15-2009 09:57 PM 1363 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made completely with recycled materials. A friend of mine was moving—the big piece of glass was headed for the trash. The “legs” are also rescued from the same friend. In a previous life, they were cabinet doors, which I trimmed and resized. The center shelf is made from leftover pieces from a previous project. The glass shelf is cut from an old broken piece of glass I had hanging around.

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#1 posted 04-16-2009 12:43 AM

Nice work,way to recycle!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 06-24-2009 03:05 AM

Love the repurposing of materials. A guy after my own heart for sure.

I hope you don’t mind if I make a version of this table for a piece of glass I saved from the jusnk yard. I’ve been waiting for just the right project to put under this glass for a while now. : )

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#3 posted 06-24-2009 04:24 AM

Unique Idea well done

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#4 posted 06-24-2009 03:41 PM

hi choppee rtoo

be my guest. you want to pay PARTICULAR attention to the fastening of the square in the middle to the upright panels. if not CAREFULLY done, the whole thing wobbles. the best way is to deeply notch both sides and glue with GOOD glue. i used a combination of white glue and gorilla glue—the SECOND time(yup, it came apart after my wife’s new rambunctious “baby” german shepherd tested the project.

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