Coffee Table

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Project by Tulsapiano posted 05-08-2012 12:02 AM 2620 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this a few days ago. Going to sell it here in Tulsa. Hopefully someone around my city likes it.

It’s all wood I found in dumpsters around town, except a couple pieces I had laying around from previous project.

It was fun to make.

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#1 posted 05-08-2012 12:46 AM

Interesting to say the least. I’ll be the first to ask….I know you glued the boards together on the top, but what is supporting the top? Is there a piece of glass under the boards is did you run a 2X6 through the ends.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-08-2012 02:11 AM

Cool design, very unique.

-- Kevin - Rochester, MN

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#3 posted 05-08-2012 02:47 AM

Unique to say the least, very off beat design, nice.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 05-08-2012 03:32 AM

I did not glue the boards together on top. In fact, if you pull hard enough they will just come right up. They are simply nailed to the board beneath them which runs all the way through. Unless you put a moderate amount of weight on the very tip of a board, it won’t really budge. But that’s part of the design, I mean not everyone will like that about the table. I didn’t use any glue, mainly because I like the idea of the table being easily taken apart or shifted, not permanent.

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#5 posted 05-08-2012 09:48 AM

Interesting, Good luck on the sale. Very different, which is a good thing.

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

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#6 posted 05-08-2012 12:01 PM

The top reminds me of a bridge… in some way. If someone wanted to protect the top boards from ‘tilting’, they can always add a glass top.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 05-08-2012 12:25 PM

Now I know what to do with all my scraps. Very creative! Good job!

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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#8 posted 05-08-2012 12:47 PM

Thats a great design. Nice job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#9 posted 05-08-2012 01:18 PM

Very eclectic piece!

-- Ken, Tallahassee,FL

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#10 posted 05-08-2012 02:13 PM

Eye catching to say the least! I’m usually not a big fan of negative space but you pulled it off. I really like this piece.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 05:42 PM

Thanks everyone! I agree that the negative space is pretty weird, and many people I have shown just can’t imagine using the table without spilling something. But I still think there is a good amount of top space to set stuff on. And yeah if someone wants to put a glass piece on top that would be great as well.

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#12 posted 05-08-2012 09:52 PM

What kind of price are you going to put on it?
I like it.

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#13 posted 05-08-2012 11:26 PM

Yes I like it and it gives me some ideas.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#14 posted 05-08-2012 11:56 PM

Very creative!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ for free!

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#15 posted 05-09-2012 11:53 AM

Cool!Very good used scraps.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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