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Project by DrewT posted 03-13-2013 04:39 AM 2156 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Frame is pressure treated 4×4s and 2×4s with what looks like staple marks all over. It was heavy and damp and made a big mess haha. When you lack tools and skills to do finish work rustic is what you end up with but I really loved the process.

One of my employees heard I like working with wood so she asked for a small coffee table for a man cave – saw a similar design on some website but they used pipe for legs.

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 05:32 AM

The holes are where the lumber is injected with preservative chemicals. Some safer than others, should not be used as indoor furniture if you don’t know the type. Patio perhaps.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 11:22 AM

Goes to show that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 11:30 AM

Rustic is in the eye of the beholder. As far as preservatives in the wood, yes it’s there. But since 2003 when they took the arsenic out of the preservative, it’s really not a problem any more.

You did a nice job on this.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 12:26 PM

I have two benches and two tables made almost exactly like that. Good job. But like WC said not a good idea for inside if you don’t know what it is treated with.

-- Tommy,

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 02:11 PM

Like the rustic look and sure it’s sturdy. Great work on the coffee table!

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