|Project by Matt in Franklin||posted 149 days ago||1173 views||4 times favorited||20 comments|
I’ve been working on this project over the last six weeks or so as a request from the wife. We needed a coffee table for the living room. I built it out of 2×6 and 2×4 douglas fir lumber from the big box store (what a pain to find good boards!)
I used glue and pocket hole construction, using my new pocket hole jig setup HERE.
The finish is 2 coats of General Finishes Java gel stain and Arm-r Seal. For the Arm-r-Seal, I did five coats of gloss and 2 coats of satin. The top of the table has 2 more coats than the base. All applications were done with cotton rags.
The total cost of all materials was somewhere around $80, which will make it much easier to handle when the kids ding it up!
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