|Project by svenbecca||posted 06-10-2012 11:59 PM||3250 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
Well, I found some old 2X10 pine boards and one mystery board that was all eat up with something and was spalted. I planed it all down to the size I wanted them. The pine was rock hard. I went through two sets of blades on the planer. I ended up with a coffee table.
Picture 1: The doors on it, hardware installed, and finish applied (satin poly).
Picture 2: The mystery wood.
Picture 3: I stained it with coffee and tea that I boiled down to give it a more aged look.
Picture 4: The top on the body, I used the most weathered boards for this. They are all cracked, busted, split, and full of holes. This is my favorite part of the whole table.
Picture 5: The frame and sides. The door frame is the mystery wood. It is not pine. It is spalted and eaten up by some kind of bug. Maybe termites, maybe worms, but they evacuated a long time ago.
Picture 6: The lumber.
My wife has been hounding me for a little over a year to make her this because our puppy ate the corners and legs off of our old coffee table. She wanted something to keep the throw blankets in that usually stay scattered about the couches. When I found the lumber, I already knew what it was going to become. It’s nothing special, but it’s has taught me a lot.
-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.