Reclaimed Coffee Table

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Project by Devin posted 03-27-2014 02:59 PM 893 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was one of my first big projects. I’ve been new to the woodworking trade and my wife got me a nice miter saw for my birthday in exchange for a new coffee table for her. It was my first time with miter cuts and I feel like this turned out nice.

This is a very simple design, the legs are attached directly to a 1/2” finished piece of ply, and the top is cedar fence boards. There is also a trim piece that is underneath the top to cover the plywood sheet. The stain is Minwax Classic Grey.

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 07:29 PM

It did indeed turn out nice. I like that. What was it reclaimed from? did you have to mill the edges or plane it at all? if so, hand tools or power tools. Tell us more!

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 08:53 PM

As a first table you’ve managed to do a great job, compliments.

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#3 posted 03-28-2014 01:03 PM

Well done! Great design and build.

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#4 posted 03-29-2014 04:16 AM

Thanks everyone! The top is simply cedar fence boards. The edges were finished by just taking my orbital sander to it at and angle, i wanted it to have a rustic worn look. I think with the grey combination it has that. I had built some other pieces before this, but it was poorly put together in my opinion. Just recently have I had the right tools to do proper joints without wood putty and countersinking screws. I’ve been slowly learning how to put things together in aesthetic manner. My next project is going to be a dresser/baby changing table. Hoping to keep that same look and feel. I recently posted photos of a TV stand that I built.

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#5 posted 03-29-2014 04:51 AM

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.


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#6 posted 04-02-2014 01:29 PM

Looks great and sturdy. Like the thick legs and the rustic look. I’m sure your wife loves it. Great job!

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#7 posted 04-02-2014 01:40 PM

Nice rustic looking table! the finish is great!

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