Mining Cart (replica) Coffee Table

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This project is well worth the effort to build. I used reclaimed heart pine 1” in thickness for the upper sides and end. The bottom frame is 2” x 4” with 1” x1” cleats to support inside tongue and groove bottom panel. Lids are removable that reveals a large storage area for blankets, magazines or for hiding the remote during football season, lol. Front and rear loops, wheel mount are fabricated at the shop, basic hardware store supplies. Wheels are reclaimed from old cotton bale carts or custom made from local metal fabricator. It has a distressed look with saw marks (sides & top). Using a torch to lightly burn the wood and then sanded lightly in order to leave burnt area inside saw mark to give a more rustic look. Finished with dark wood tone stain and 3 coats of lacquer, sanding between each application. It leave durable water resistant surface and a shine.

-- Do all things to the Glory of God.

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#1 posted 06-24-2013 12:36 AM

Cool design,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 01:12 AM

very nice,great coffee table.i like the rustic look.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 01:13 AM

That is sooooooo nice!

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#4 posted 06-24-2013 03:17 AM

WOW! This was well thought out and it looks great. I love this look with the wheels and toe hitch. Fantastic use of reclaimed wood! Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#5 posted 06-24-2013 08:16 AM

I really like this and other tables you have made….nice to hear a good story about making items to sell

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 10:32 AM

Nice looking coffee table.Your living rooms appear very much incomplete if there is no coffee table.A good coffee table is a perfect blend of form and function. It gives your living room a sense of completion and gives you and your guests a place to gather around.

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#7 posted 06-24-2013 10:45 AM

Great looking coffee table and novel idea with the wheels and doubling as storage for blankets or what ever…breat job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 06-26-2013 06:29 PM

Beautiful and unique coffee table! Looks authentic and like the stain and finish. Love the extra storage. Great job!

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#10 posted 06-26-2013 08:24 PM

very nice indeed

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#11 posted 07-07-2013 12:19 PM

Very cool.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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