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Coffee Table made old again.

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Project by Kilo19 posted 10-30-2017 02:00 PM 429 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So my wife bought a used coffee table from a family friend. It had a simple plywood top. I painted it gold to match our living room better. The base is a metal frame, screwed together. After a while the top started to wear and I wanted something different. (back story:) A few months ago I tore down a house close to where I live and the wood in some areas was about 102 yrs old. (present day:) So I found some trim pieces that I figured I had enough of, and cut them down to size, added an apron and sprayed 2 coats of lacquer. I liked the way it turned out, and the wife likes it even more. Oh, and it about tripled the weight, before it was a measly 15/20lbs, now it’s a hefty 70/80lbs.

-- Justin





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majuvla

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 03:51 PM

Outstanding combination of metal legs and rustic, old barn looking table.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 10-30-2017 06:37 PM

It’s a nice looking coffee table.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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ronstar

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 12:48 AM

Very nice – I like the rustic wood/ metal combo,

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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TimTucker

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 09:07 PM

Guessing there’s a pretty good chance any leftover paint on that 102 year old wood contains lead—probably want to be very cautious about eating anything off of that table.

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Kilo19

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 09:11 PM



Guessing there s a pretty good chance any leftover paint on that 102 year old wood contains lead—probably want to be very cautious about eating anything off of that table.

- TimTucker

That be a true statement. That was the first thing I spent money on, was a lead kit. For this coffee table I ran it (not literally) with a sander and hand sanded (outdoor, with a mask). I couldn’t find any “chips” sticking up, Most of the paint left was pretty well stuck. Then adding a couple coats of lacquer should help. We’ll see what time will do.

p.s. thank you for the concern.

-- Justin

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