|Project by jtworkshop||posted 07-05-2013 04:48 PM||1095 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
I haven’t posted in a while, but have completed a couple of more rustic type projects, one of which is this coffee table. This was built almost completely from discarded lumber. The top is part of an old door or something. The legs are posts out of a barn deconstruction.
About 1/2way through, I decided to leave the gray/weathered boards as is….just lightly sanding and smoothing the edges. The result is that it has a rough feel and look, but gives off this welcoming, comfortable vibe. In the end I was glad I didn’t sand out the finish. You may notice one block area on the front edge where the color doesn’t match. I realized this after I took the photos, and have since gone back and used a small amount of watered down black paint on a towel, which blended in perfectly.
2 drawers are from an old printers cabinet and are very deep, each containing many divided sections inside which would have held the printer’s blocks I’m assuming.
I’m happy with the project, it turned out very solid, functional, and looks great in a living room setting.