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Simple Scrapwood coffee table for the Garage hangout!

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Project by woodshaver posted 221 days ago 1425 views 6 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our daughter and son in law use their garage as a hangout. They needed a coffee table or more like a huge foot stool so they can put their feet up and relax while they chat. It’s 37” X 37” X 14” H… about the height of a foot stool.

I made them this “framing lumber” coffee table. Darn thing came out ok for scrap pine and some 2” X 6” spruce. I gave it 3 coats of water base poly,

Thanks for taking the time to look!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!

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





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 221 days ago

Nice design and build on that table, Tony!!...........................Merry Christmas, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#2 posted 221 days ago

Merry Christmas Tony, project looks really good. Great job!!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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stefang

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#3 posted 221 days ago

Nicely made Tony, and good looking too. Merry Christmas to you and your family too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 221 days ago

I say they can not only put their feet on it, they could dance on it, sit on it, eat on it, _ on it, etc. fill in the blank ;-). You do great work my friend. Scrap isn’t scrap when you get your hands on it. Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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steve

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#5 posted 221 days ago

nice simple laid-back table…good using of resources..Merry Christmas to you too!!!

-- steve/USA

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johnhutchinson

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#6 posted 221 days ago

Love the lines and the simplicity! It has a great mid-20th-century-modern look. I’m a big fan of what the Heywood-Wakefield furniture company produced during that era.

Is my “baby boomer” showing? :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 221 days ago

Tony, that is really neat, and I reckon it will suit the purpose perfectly.
Well done friend.
Merry Christmas to you and Carol.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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hoss12992

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#8 posted 221 days ago

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 221 days ago

Thanks Jim,
I just wanted something simple and this worked out well. I even got to use up some old framing lumber up that wasn’t good for much else!

Thanks Drew,
Not bad for framing lumber! LOL!!!

Thanks Mike,
I bet my family will say “We can’t put our feet on that, it’s too nice” !

Thanks Lee,
Remember those cherry stools I made for my daughter. She won’t let anyone sit on them with shoes on. So dancing on this table may get someone a back eye. :( I’m just joking here but I bet she will tell them to take their shoes off! LOL!!!

Thanks Steve,
I have such a hard time throwing any wood away including scraps. And when I find a use for it, it feels good!

Thanks John,
I did get that mid 20th century thought also when I was taking those photos of it. It’ the shape of the leg’s!

Thanks Bob,
It’s simple and strong and will support many feet!

Thanks Hoss!

Merry Christmas to one and all !

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

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Diwayne

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#10 posted 221 days ago

Smooth design. Like it. Merry CHristmas.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 221 days ago

Thanks Diwayne!
Sometimes simple works out well! Merry Christmas. :)

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

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 221 days ago

I know the garage is my favorite hangout place too Tony.
That table came out great and I bet they’ll get plenty of fine use out of it.

Merry Christmas to you & yours too buddy.

-- Having fun...Eric

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woodshaver

2738 posts in 1957 days


#13 posted 221 days ago

Thanks Eric,
When we go down to visit on Tuesday I’ll surprise them with it. We will most likely all be sitting around it after Christmas dinner! Napping! LOL!!
Merry Christmas to you and yours too buddy!

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

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kiefer

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#14 posted 221 days ago

What is wrong with kids these days?
I thought there was something I did wrong bringing them up but I guess the garage is my favorite place too .
Nice table Tony ,the new style I think .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

2738 posts in 1957 days


#15 posted 221 days ago

Thanks Kiefer!
Come to think of it I do spend a lot of time in my garage too! But I’m always working on something!
I’ll be hanging out at this coffee table soon after I deliver it to my daughters house Tuesday and I won’t be working that day or the next! Merry Christmas Kiefer!

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

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