LumberJocks

Coffee Table made from Reclaimed Redwood lumber

  • Advertise with us
Project by Dan posted 04-19-2012 02:54 PM 5489 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"





20 comments so far

View superstretch's profile

superstretch

1530 posts in 2236 days


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

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

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7828 posts in 2846 days


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

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

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

View Brandon's profile

Brandon

4151 posts in 2494 days


#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"

View Woodbridge's profile

Woodbridge

3470 posts in 1960 days


#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

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

7115 posts in 2694 days


#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

View AnthonyReed's profile

AnthonyReed

8881 posts in 1983 days


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

That came out beautiful Dan.

-- ~Tony

View GoWinLions's profile

GoWinLions

24 posts in 1776 days


#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…

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

13005 posts in 2235 days


#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

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17172 posts in 2731 days


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

Great work. Nice plane collection.

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

View DaddyZ's profile

DaddyZ

2475 posts in 2583 days


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

Nice Dan !!!

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

View Brit's profile

Brit

6825 posts in 2385 days


#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 -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5839 posts in 3127 days


#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

View Mosquito's profile (online now)

Mosquito

8456 posts in 1835 days


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

Looks gorgeous!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

View Tim Scoville's profile

Tim Scoville

97 posts in 2878 days


#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

View woodrookieII's profile

woodrookieII

245 posts in 2206 days


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

Wow!

...rookieII

showing 1 through 15 of 20 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com