Recycled Rustic Coffee Table

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Project by NickG posted 02-14-2012 05:32 PM 2309 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friend came to me with this idea to build a coffee table for his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. With the challenge accepted we went to an old farmhouse where a barn had been demolished and all that was left was the pile of wood that once held it together. We picked the best pieces we could salvage to construct said coffee table. The rough stock Oak was approximately 2” thick and we planed it down so all pieces were an inch and a half. We glued up the top 3 pieces, planed it and attached the outside frame using pocket holes underneath (once again the Kreg Jig came in handy). We installed the legs, sanded, and applied a few coats of shellac and a few coats of polyurethane. The one thing HE has left to do is haul that thing up 3 flights of stairs to his girlfriends apartment for her Valentine’s Day surprise.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 01:25 PM

Wow, I love it. Nice job on the legs, some old wood there. The top is very cool, I like the wrap you made with the wood, leaving the old saw marks leaves one to wonder if that is old wood. Nice build I guess I’m trying to say.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 02-21-2012 09:28 AM

Nice coffee table! I like these kind of stories too.
Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#3 posted 02-20-2016 07:30 PM

That is a beautiful coffee table. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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