|Project by Don Broussard||posted 02-12-2013 12:53 AM||1644 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I had a little shop time today since it’s the day before Mardi Gras – we call that Lundi Gras here in south Louisiana.
I finished the coffee table with storage for magazines or remote controls for my son and daughter-in-law. They just built a house and had some leftover construction materials. I brought some of the materials to my shop and designed and built this. It looks like a piano stool.
The base is cypress, and the top is a pine frame with remnants of their living room floor in the middle. The joinery is mortise and tenon. The inside bottom is also pine with hand planed bevels to make it look like tongue and groove boards. I didn’t put pegs in the joinery since this is a low-load application. However, if someone has a few adult beverages and dances on the coffee table, there could be trouble. Nothing real fancy, but it gets the job done.
Overall dimensions are 36” long, 16” wide and 18” high. Storage area is about 5” deep.
BTW, they don’t know I made this, so don’t tell them. Promise?
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