|Project by derrickparks57||posted 02-09-2016 03:44 PM||988 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
I’ve had this stack of pine sitting in the shop for about 6 months now. Every time I looked at it I wasn’t ever sure what to do with it. It is all mostly straight but full of knots, had live edges on several boards, definitely not high grade stuff but I paid next to nothing for it. Well a couple weeks ago I looked at it and it yelled at me and said “COFFEE TABLE”.
I built the legs and framework nice and square knowing I was going to paint them, so they didn’t get any “rustic abuse” applied to them. Sanded to 240g, applied 2 coats of chalk paint then 1 coat of satin poly because it needed protection and I wasn’t buying that “chalk paint wax”.
Top was a little more fun to do simply because I wasn’t worried about denting it. Picked out 2 of the nicer live edge boards for the outside edges. Cleaned up the loose bark with the chisels and sand paper, and basically had to glue every knot in the top because they were all loose. Then proceeded to abuse the top with random items, nails, screws, hammer, a file, whatever was laying around. Sanded to 240g, used pre-conditioner and stained with dark walnut. Brushed on 3 coats of semi-gloss poly then buffed it out with 0000 steel wool and a t-shirt.
Now it’s done and I think there’s enough pine leftover for a matching end table. Wife loved it, until I told her I built it to sell not to keep.
-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks