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Coffee Table made from Reclaimed Redwood lumber

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Project by Dan posted 04-19-2012 02:54 PM 3319 views 8 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a small coffee table that I recently made out of reclaimed Redwood 2x deck lumber. Most of the time spent on this project was spent reclaiming the old deck boards. I filled most of the nail holes on this table using plugs that I cut from the redwood.

The table is pretty basic construction as I just used half lap joints for the top stretchers. I re-sawed the redwood to 1/2 inch for the bottom shelf pieces.

I finished the table with two coats of BLO and a heavy coat of paste wax.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"





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superstretch

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 02:58 PM

Very cool.. I wish we had more redwood available in the east

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#2 posted 04-19-2012 03:01 PM

very nice table, its good and sturdy and quite beautiful, very nice

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 04-19-2012 03:01 PM

Beautiful work, Dan. I love the straight grain on that redwood!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Woodbridge

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#4 posted 04-19-2012 03:10 PM

The boards cleaned up nicely and the result is excellent, a classic well constructed table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Mauricio

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#5 posted 04-19-2012 03:14 PM

Very nice, I love the color and I think the plugged nail holes look really cool.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 04:12 PM

That came out beautiful Dan.

-- ~Tony

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#7 posted 04-19-2012 04:15 PM

Beautiful! I’d like to try the same thing with some re-claimed oak I have on hand…

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Bertha

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#8 posted 04-19-2012 04:35 PM

Really nice, Dan. I can’t focus on the table with all that eye candy in the background:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 04-19-2012 04:50 PM

Great work. Nice plane collection.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 04-19-2012 05:39 PM

Nice Dan !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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Brit

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#11 posted 04-19-2012 07:49 PM

That is some fine work Dan. Good for you for going the extra mile and reclaiming those old boards. I know that was a lot of effort on your part, but the result is a credit to you. Congrats!

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#12 posted 04-19-2012 08:04 PM

Why would anyone go to all the trouble of making a table like this when you could simply buy one for a few thousand dollars ?Apart from the challenge, and all the fun,the ability to make it to your exact dimensions ,etc, etc, etc , LOL seriously this is a nice piece wish I had made it .,Have fun Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Mosquito

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#13 posted 04-19-2012 08:08 PM

Looks gorgeous!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods

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Tim Scoville

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#14 posted 04-19-2012 11:54 PM

I agree with the above. Very nice work and the end color is very nice too. An inspiration.

-- Tim S, WA

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woodrookieII

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#15 posted 04-19-2012 11:58 PM

Wow!

...rookieII

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