Reclaimed coffee table with lift top - New pictures and fixes

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Project by LoganN posted 01-21-2016 03:21 AM 1198 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Reclaimed pine and (probably) spruce. I found a cool base and painted it, leaving this colored strip near the top. The stripes on top are maple and poplar. I bought a lift kit for the top – it was easy to install and is pretty sturdy. I added some wood under the top in the middle as a counter weight when the top is lifted.

Edit 1/27/2016 – I added end pieces to the boards and relacquered it at the suggestion of my wife!

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#1 posted 01-21-2016 05:57 AM

Nice table. Good thinking and a very nice jonb of it.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 01-21-2016 12:00 PM

Nice job. I never would have thought of the counter weight until I opened it the first time, put some stuff on it, and watched it tip over.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#3 posted 01-21-2016 03:30 PM

Nice work, looks great.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 01-21-2016 08:38 PM

Thanks guys! It was lots of fun – except for the part where I had to wait 3 weeks for the handles to arrive – and came out nicely.

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