Coffee Table from Recycled Wood

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Project by Joe Watson posted 12-30-2009 06:21 PM 3314 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friend of mine likes the stuff i build so for Christmas I decided to build him and his wife a coffee table. About a year or so ago I got a hold of some maple alder and oak from a cabinet shop dumpster. it was mostly rails and styles from cabinet doors that had been messed up or rejected for whatever reason. I had seen designs like this around before so its not an original design. I am also trying a new finish. I take 2 parts wiping poly and 1 part BLO and wipe on. Its been cold in my shop so I have to warm it up with space heaters apply and let stand for a bit before turning heat off. Gives me good cause to clean up a little while i wait. Has some Oak plugs on the breadboard ends to hide screws and purple heart plugs on the sides. I have still yet to put on a third coat of finish and it will be done, I already have two coats.

-- Got Wood?

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#1 posted 12-30-2009 06:32 PM

Someone’s scrap lumber is someone else’s beautiful table. If the cabinet shop only knew. Nice work.

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#2 posted 12-30-2009 11:49 PM

that´s a buty for a scraped piece off wood well done


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#3 posted 12-31-2009 12:50 AM

very nice..looks great

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 10:32 AM

Looks good Joe. You sure do find some nice wood.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 08:43 PM

Very nicely done, I like the color accent of the pegs.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#6 posted 12-14-2010 05:27 PM

I like it. I like it a lot.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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