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Coffee table with reclaimed wood/metal framing

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Project by Robsshop posted 06-24-2013 06:58 AM 2611 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a house warming gift for my Son and Daughter in-law. They were looking for a large,rustic like table for their family room.So I found some really nice looking Spalted Maple and Oak lumber in the reclaimed barn wood section at a local lumber yard and set out to make one that would hopefully make them happy ! The dimensions are 40”Lx27”Wx 17”H and it definitely has some heft to it. I have always liked the look of wood and metal combined in furniture so I took this opportunity to do just that. After milling up the oak legs and routing out the open mortises I began to weld up the lower frame and mated them together. Next was framing out the top rails and support frame for the top itself. Filling in the metal frames with the reclaimed Maple was challenging but rewarding. Some of the planks were cut from wider pieces and really had some nice looking figure that I could match up. On the bottom shelf there was one plank that had a good size split that ran 3/4 of the length so that gave me good reason to try my hand at the bow tie inlays. I used some dark Walnut for contrast and it pulled the split together quite nicely and added some visual appeal as well. With the construction completed I finished it with a water based poly and was pleased with the results. I am taking it to them over the July 4th weekend and hope it is something they can live with !

Thanks for taking a look, comments and or questions always welcomed ! Rob

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)





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

Great job! I like it!

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#2 posted 06-24-2013 03:56 PM

Very nice looking table… Love the look of the wood/metal combo, sure they will love it… Thanks for sharing…

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 07:03 PM

I really like the design and how you incorporated the metal.

How did you attach the metal to the wood?

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Robsshop

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 12:51 PM

Thanks for the comments fellows !

@Scott Seganti For the bottom shelf I formed the metal strapping around the legs and then simply drilled and pinned with a nail on the underside out of sight. The top shelf was secured to the legs via plates that are welded to the frame. All of the planks are secured with screws and Z clips . Once again thanks for taking a look !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#5 posted 06-27-2013 01:58 PM

It looks great and sturdy. Very nice wood and metal combo. Like the rustic look that I’m sure they will love. Well done!

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 01:39 AM

Your sense of design is stunning, spot on. Beautifully conceived and executed.

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#7 posted 01-14-2014 08:02 AM

Thanks Jerry, much appreciated !

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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