Custom Built Reclaimed Pine Coffee Table

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Project by Joseph Cataldie posted 12-31-2009 08:33 AM 3231 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was constructed from reclaimed pine, a seasoned old fence that had seen better days. The legs are 3×3 posts that have had the corners chamfered. The top is made from planks that are sanded down, still show the original sawmill marks. I also put on breadboard ends and a bottom shelf. Stained and poly-ed. Rustic, yet finished look. Solid as a rock & weighs a ton. The whole project was a Christmas gift for my cousin.

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-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA,

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#1 posted 12-31-2009 01:42 PM

It’s great to make such a nice piece of furniture from something that was being thrown out. Your cousin did very well, I really like it!

-- Joanne, New York,

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 04:02 PM

i like it very much

-- hrvoje

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 04:04 PM

That is some Christmas gift.
Your cousin sure did make out well!
That reclaimed pine is going to get another chance thanks to you.

Nice Job.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 04:27 PM

A great looking Christmas Gift. Nice job on the reclamation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 11:50 PM

Super gift and nice work. Are you sure those legs are only 3×3 they look bigger.

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#6 posted 01-01-2010 12:08 AM

Your right, Jim. My typo. They’re 4×4 fence posts, so 3.5×3.5 in the real world.

-- Joey C., Baton Rouge, LA,

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