my new coffee table

Submitted by danolenar on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 23:39

i used the a modified rustic x coffee table plan. i did not use the x and used kiln dried 2x4s for most everything except the bottom shelf i used 2 1x12x4 because they are $6.50 each compared to $20-25 each for 8ft and i cut the 2x2 out of the kiln dried 2x4s there was a fair amount of waste but the kiln dried 2x4s are much nicer to work with then green 2x6s.i stained in a red mahogany stain and gloss brushing lacquer. The top took 8 2x4s cut to just shy of 48" do i could get two from each piece. i shorted the table frame to match. if you are using green wood like i did on my first table the rustic x console table you will notice cracks forming in knots especially. using kiln dried lumber is recommended to ensure your project will last.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$38
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
kin dried doug fir and white pine
Finish Used
red mahogany and gloss lacquer
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate