Modified Version Of Tryde Coffee Table

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About This Project

Cedar for everything except the 2x2 support beams

This is my first project attempt from Ana's plans. I had to modify it greatly to fit my space accordingly. The room where it made its home only has a love seat and a recliner. The space also isn't that deep, so i made the table aprox 45" x 19" x 18" high. I also built a completely different top to this table as well. I felt this fit our personal style a little bit better. So being that this was my first project, it was a little more challenging due to all the measurements had to be changed. I wish that I could have just folloed Ana's plans to the tee, would have been a little easier. So after I assembled the basic frame, i assembled the top using pocket hole screws, glue and clamps. I used three coats of stain, with sanding between coats, two coats of clear Satin laqcuer and finished it off with a paste wax. Buffed the table with a cheesecloth and microfiber towel and then introduced my living space with a new, handmade table. My next builds should go a little quicker because I will follow the building plans exactly as they show. I hope you all like the table and look forward to hearing your comments on them, good or bad. Any suggestions to help me along the way would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking time out of your day to read this and again, I hope you enjoyed my first real, finished furniture piece.


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Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used: 
2 coats of Dark Oak stain, 2 coats of clear satin lacquer and wood paste wax for finish
Estimated Cost: 
Around $150.00. That included materials and some new tools(sander, clamps, pocket hole jig)