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Project by Marcus posted 540 days ago 3649 views 36 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little sister sent me a picture of the coffee table that my father had made out of old pallets. Needless to say, it definitely wasnt the quality that some of the guys here were coming up with! I told her I would come up with something for her based on the wood I had sitting around and here is the result. The only real requirements she had was size and wanted something a bit smaller for her apartment. The top is about 22” x44”. I was going to use metal drawer slides then saw a couple chunks of padauk in my scrap file, so made slides out of those. Adds a little pop of color to a pretty black and white table. Finished w/ four coats of arm-r-seal.





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Surfside

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#1 posted 540 days ago

Fantastic, what great project! I love the lines!

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#2 posted 540 days ago

So yours is the last photo, right?!

Seriously, I love this table. Those contrasting colours are jiust gorgeous. Fantastic work,

Garry

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Marcus

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#3 posted 540 days ago

Hey Garry, the last photo is right before I put the Arm-R-Seal on it. That stuff is amazing if you’ve never used it!

And not knocking my father for his work, the plans were actually something my sister found on pinterest (Shudder). They would be great for a college dorm room, but she just got her first job, so time to start setting her up a little bit better.

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BRAVOGOLFTANGO

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#4 posted 540 days ago

Very nice, love the contrasting wood.

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albachippie

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Didn’t mean to disrespect your fathers work.

Got to get myself some Arm-R-Seal!

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#6 posted 540 days ago

Great design and wood combination! I like how the lines follows through the draws. Thanks for the posting it in my favorites.

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#7 posted 540 days ago

Beautiful table ,love the wood and design.

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oakwood

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#8 posted 540 days ago

I like your table very much. The style is appealing and you also did a nice job of building it. I’m sure your little sister is more than pleased.

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#9 posted 540 days ago

great looking table; love the contrasting wood and the grain in the maple.

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#10 posted 540 days ago

Outstanding. Very nice.

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Chris Moellering

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#11 posted 540 days ago

Looks great. I have a stand I made from MDF I might have to try that Arm-R-Seal on! ;o)

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#12 posted 540 days ago

Nice wood combo : )

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PDK

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#13 posted 540 days ago

Beautiful craftsmanship – really well done – clean lines – superb!

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#14 posted 540 days ago

But, was yours done using pallets? :-)

Seriously, very nice!

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 540 days ago

Nice design. Beautiful wood combo. And I love the drawer slides! Hope you guys didn’t hurt your dad’s feelings. He did a nice job on his (just a little more rustic than your model)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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