|Project by 865||posted 10-21-2016 07:24 PM||806 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I’m posting this one for my brother, hopefully he joins lumberjocks as he is much more talented than I.
This project is made out of old 6” barn board, a sheet of 3/4 plywood, and an old 6×6 beam. I have a large open great room and wanted a large coffee table to play board games on. I initially wanted a 6’x6’ coffee table but I soon scaled it down to 4’x4’ which is lots big enough. To build the top, I started out with a 4’x4’ piece of plywood and drew on the herringbone pattern. I took the 6” boards and ripped them in half to remove some cupping in the old boards, then planned the bottom side to get a uniform thickness. Once I had a good thickness, each piece was run through the planner with the top up to expose some new wood and expose the grain, that’s what gives it the unique appearance and varying colours. Each peice was glued onto the plywood to get a tight fit between each joint. The same process was followed on the bottom along with attaching the 6’x6’ legs. To cap the edges I used black cherry. The bottom, legs and black cherry is finished with polyurethane. The top is finished with 2 part epoxy.