coffee table - maple and tobacco cork

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Project by Rob23 posted 02-07-2016 07:16 PM 561 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

like most of my recent projects this is again made of post-consumer wood. The story of this table should really be about the legs. They are pallet stringers unlike any I have ever seen, tremendous and with unmatched character. They were given to me by a friend who figured he would never get around to using them. I tried to leave as much character and age in the maple as possible, so I sanded them lightly, and oiled them generously. I used some mahogany from another pallet to join them, and sanded and oiled them again. The table top is made from maple ply I had leftover from a wardrobe build, and cork tiles leftover from a kitchen reno. I used multiple coats of watered down varathane to finish the top. This was an exceptionally fun build, as cleaning up the maple was great – knowing that it avoided the landfill, and has found a home.

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 08:52 PM

You did a nice job on this table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 02-10-2016 09:46 PM

gorgeous table, i really like the not-quite-half-lap joints which are there just for show. the joinery is wonderful. the top looks great also.

-- When certain, measure again, just in case!

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