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Project by drsongs posted 06-23-2011 02:24 AM 2158 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest project was this rustic coffee table. Got some old wood yesterday someone was giving away and wasn’t sure what to do with it then got inspired this morning and came up with this.
I like to make rustic because it hides my lack of woodworking skills LOL. somewhat anyway.

Getting started:

The 3 top boards cut:

My favorite new tool I used on the 2×4 frame:

Frame attached:

Legs attached:

Done:

-- Respect your tools so you keep all your fingers to play guitar... and Thank God daily.





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dustinkester

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#1 posted 06-23-2011 03:11 AM

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canadianchips

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#2 posted 06-23-2011 12:03 PM

Great looking table. Gave an old board new life. I LIKE IT !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 06-23-2011 02:11 PM

Nice work, good looking table!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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jtworkshop

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#4 posted 06-24-2011 12:21 AM

I like this, and I use older wood alot too, and for me it also hides my skill level sometimes….also rustic working allows the piece to have imperfections. Are you going to put a finish on this? Thanks for posting photos during construction…I need to start doing this. Great way to teach methods.

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#5 posted 06-24-2011 01:12 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. JT – I thought about that today – if I was going to put a poly on it or not and decided against it. Sometimes I put a stain on depending on the wood. Sometimes a stain and then poly over that. Other times just poly but most of the time I just leave it as is – sanding out spots that could splinter the best that I can. On this table after I was done I realized it would have been better on the frame to put the short pieces inside the long pieces for a cleaner look in front. A lot of times I just start the project and see where it takes me without much planning and I get what I get.

-- Respect your tools so you keep all your fingers to play guitar... and Thank God daily.

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#6 posted 07-13-2013 07:20 PM

Hey DRSONGS, funny after all this time I ended up building a coffee table very similar to this. then today I was looking up coffee table photos and found yours again and the comments above. on my latest one I didn’t put any finish either, just left it all weathered gray, and I loved the way it came out. going to go view your other projects now.

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drsongs

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#7 posted 07-15-2013 02:50 AM

Hey JT,

Sounds cool. Did you post pics? I’ll check your page.
I was in busy Nashville or I would have responded earlier.
Ok found the coffee table . Nice and drawers too.
Good on ya.

-- Respect your tools so you keep all your fingers to play guitar... and Thank God daily.

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#8 posted 07-15-2013 03:04 AM

Good table, good job. It is cool to give the old one a new life. This will not only stop some lost, also increase some new and cool things.

-- honeycomb panels, honeycomb core, plastic honeycomb, http://www.honeycombcn.com

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