|Project by rweitz||posted 02-07-2016 05:29 AM||1085 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
Another coffee table from the Ana White site, this time for a friend of the family.
Again I used the specs from this 2×4 construction design and modified it to fit my pallet wood stock.
I did use 2×4’s for the legs, but built panels with bracing for the lower shelf and a double layer of cross layered pallet boards for the top. I used box joints from my new jig for the detail work on the top layer.
I got a cheep craigslist lunchbox thickness planer, $35, to add to my collection and work this pallet wood. Don’t have to worry about wrecking it at that price so I’m happy, and it does a good enuff job for my “first pass” on this stuff.
Those things sure turn out a lot of debris! After construction I sand down to flatness, or at least smoothness with 80 grit and a craigslist belt sander($15 – I have gotten some great deals there).
This is my first project with a grey “weathered” Pottery barn look. I used the Varathane brand “weathered gray” (used to be Rustoleum brand, got it from the orange store) it has an opaqueness to it that helped smooth out the splotchy nature of working in this type of wood, and Sara liked the look.
finished with a clear matte topcoat, my go-to Arm-R-Seal.
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