|Project by KENVO||posted 05-12-2013 02:49 AM||1520 views||4 times favorited||10 comments|
While browsing through LJ’s a while back I saw garbonsai’s ” Single pallet coffee table” and I knew I was going to have to rip off his idea. I knew my older brother was in need of a coffee table and I thought this project would be perfect.
I measured the seat height of my couch for the height of the table and the size of the top was dictated by the size of the boards after I cut the pallet apart. The top was made entirely out of a really used and abused pallet with pine 2’’ x 4’’ legs milled and cut into 1 1/4’’ square legs and an alder apron. Half inch rabit for the boards to sit into and the outer frame is biscuited together. The legs and apron are pocket screwed together and to the top. 3/8’’ round over bit for the top and 1/4’’ roundover bit for the legs and apron. the top frame was jointed, planed, and and ripped to 1 1/4’’ x 3’’. The stain is colonial maple and there’s a coat of sanding sealer followed by 3 coats of clear gloss poly with a little sanding between each coat.
I gave it to my brother one night when he came over with his wife for a bbq. Before I could surprise him with it he told me that he and his wife had been out a couple days before and and bought new furniture for their living room. I was pretty concerned as he told all the things that they got. Luckily a new coffee table wasn’t bought and my gift was gladly accepted. The last pic is the table in its new home on their new rug in front of the new couch.
Really fun to build and I’m glad I got a chance to use garbonsai’s idea. You cant beat a project / gift that only cost around $10 bucks to build and it only took about a week’s worth of nights.
-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia