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Project by MT_Stringer posted 224 days ago 1357 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this coffee table for my stepdaughter’s birthday. Hopefully, this the last of the crate stuff. I have some cabinets to build.

As you can see by the pic, I bought the crates at wallyworld. HD also sells them. They are made in the USA at this facility in GA.

My family has been gawking at them. I used a 2×2 piece of plywood, added a skirt, and finished it with Minwax Chestnut stain and several liberal coats of Deft Gloss finish.

I also made a board that slides in between the slats so something can be placed in the opening. A tab and a bolt keep it in place. No nut necessary. I used the casters from a Harbor Freight furniture dolly. The skirt hides the casters from view. Just what I wanted.
Thanks for looking.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas





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davidmackv

307 posts in 281 days


#1 posted 224 days ago

My daughter saw that on Pinterest and wants me to make it for her. I’m with you, enough crate stuff, I have other things to do. Nice job though.

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Handtooler

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#2 posted 224 days ago

Well Done! Like the skirt hiding the casters.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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David Dean

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#3 posted 224 days ago

nice idle.

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Roger

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#4 posted 223 days ago

Ingenious, and way affordable. Nice one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Wolfdaddy

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#5 posted 223 days ago

My wife wants one of these too. I’m considering making one from scratch out of cherry.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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johnhutchinson

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#6 posted 223 days ago

I hope it’s not the end to the crate “stuff”. :(
I think you’re well on the way to a complete line of modular furniture. The pinwheel table’s your masterpiece!
Since I saw your first project, I’m now seeing those crates everywhere.

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

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MT_Stringer

1852 posts in 1865 days


#7 posted 223 days ago

“I hope it’s not the end to the crate “stuff”. :(
I think you’re well on the way to a complete line of modular furniture. The pinwheel table’s your masterpiece!
Since I saw your first project, I’m now seeing those crates everywhere.”

Thanks John. One of our Facebook friends found the post showing how to make the coffee table, in it’s simple form. I added the skirt to make it look a better. Now my wife wants one using the same stain used for her toy box and secretary desk.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 223 days ago

Nice design and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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