|Project by DexterDearborn||posted 06-06-2013 08:25 PM||3819 views||31 times favorited||22 comments|
Kids broke our coffee table so I needed something heavy duty to withstand some punishment. I checked out Anna White’s website and found some plans for the rustic coffee table. I modified dimensions to suit my needs and was on my way.
Was not a big fan of how the plans instructed to put together. Joinery is very basic at best. However, this thing will take a beating so that was ok.
The drawer “hangers” are two separate pieces and wasn’t fond of that. Also, I would have made drawers deeper and come up with something on my own if doing a second one.
If you plan on building one of your own, let me know and I’‘l give you a heads up on what I found while following the plans (sort of).
Staining: I used a Rustoleum dark walnut that said i did not have to precondition the pine. I was very skeptical and for good reason. I sanded what i thought was fairly well and used this stuff because it said no conditioner needed. Next time I would definitely use it.
Will serve it’s purpose for a long time and i don;t mind if it gets some war wounds.
-- Dearborn, http://lumberjocks.com/DexterDearborn