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EBONIZED PINE COFFEE TABLE, RECLAIMED LUMBER

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Project by svenbecca posted 02-27-2014 04:02 AM 1128 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

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#1 posted 02-27-2014 06:26 AM

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 02-27-2014 07:42 AM

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.

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Ken90712

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#3 posted 02-27-2014 09:46 AM

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 02-27-2014 11:59 AM

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 02-27-2014 12:45 PM

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 03-05-2014 02:47 PM

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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