Industrial Pipe Coffee Table

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Project by TheCraftyFox posted 02-10-2018 08:40 PM 331 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project that started me down the path of woodworking. I really wanted a new piece of furnature in my living room and this just seemed like the right project. When i stumbled across an old reclaimed barn beam at the in laws…you could not talk me out of it. After all i even had access to the ancient planer to get me on my way. Mike is a son if a shop teacher so we even had access to a planer and joiner.

Mike really oushed me through this project. I had little to no experience and he gree up watching his dad. I used biscuits to join the 3 pieces together and sanded for what seemed like weeks. Unfortunately the super scary old planer left a ton of snipe to deal with.

We decided on apoxy as we were going to really ise this top. It was trying! It took 3 application of putting it on then belt sanding it all off due to bugs, bubble(outgasing) and other various issues. Once we got it right, it was beautiful.

The hardware is just 3/4 inch pipe pained. That was the easy part. All in all it took me about 3 months of here and there work. For everything i got right…i got two things wrong, opening up the challenge of working with wood.

-- Marlena, Pittsburgh

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 03:08 AM

NIce looking table. A fantastic first project. Well done.

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#2 posted 02-11-2018 04:23 PM

This is a nice table and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 06:34 PM

You did a very nice job. Enjoy the journey.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 02-11-2018 06:39 PM

love the mix of industrial with the beauty of that thick top ….very nice ….Welcome 2 LJ’s …GREAT JOB :<))


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#5 posted 02-11-2018 10:13 PM

great little project – you’ll enjoy this for years

-- Greg Simon

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