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EBONIZED PINE COFFEE TABLE, RECLAIMED LUMBER

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Project by svenbecca posted 145 days ago 1036 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I tried the steel wool / vinegar darkening method that I read about on LJ on this table. It’s 23 X 52 X 24. I read that some sort of tea is used after the vinegar is dry. Well, I used coffee instead. Thought it was fitting for a coffee table. I am fairly happy with the results. I even sold it before I got the top secured.

Length: 52”
Width: 23.25”
Height: 24”

This whole table is made from reclaimed lumber. The top and trestle came from a 100+ year old house that collapsed. The 6 X 6 legs are scrap from a house my brother-in-law is building. The rest is from pallets I had laying around. Something old, something new is what I call it.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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mauipapa

19 posts in 192 days


#1 posted 145 days ago

Sweet table. The grain stands out well with that finish. I’m currently building a small cabinet, and I think I’ll try your coffee finish.

-- W. Muse, Maui Hawaii

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 145 days ago

I like how it turned out. I was never thrilled with the color from the tea. Definitely like your coffee better.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 145 days ago

Great job on the table, looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 144 days ago

Really nice job on this table and giving old lumber a second life…thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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FishMan33

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#5 posted 144 days ago

Good use of stuff laying around. I’d describe the color as something with coffee so it worked well. Even better when you can sell it before completion.

-- Pat-Indianapolis

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 138 days ago

It came out really beautiful. Like the dark finish and the use of old woods, has so much character. Great job!

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