Apothecary Coffee Table

Submitted by Idella on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 07:17

I built this apothecary style coffee table with a few modifications. I wanted the drawer to actually be attached to the table itself, so I attached two 1x3s (one on the front and one on the back) from the bottom inside of one side to the other, if that makes sense. I also attached a 1x3 to the bottom inside of each side vertically between the other added 1x3s for extra drawer support. I used my kreg jig for all of this. I then added drawer slides. I attached the casters to the new added bottom frame where the vertical and horizontal 2x3s meet and viola...an apothecary coffee table with a sliding drawer. I also added a planked back using some extra 1x4s I had in the shop. I wish I had taken a picture of the back, but I forgot! I am horrible at remembering to photograph all my projects, and this table has since gone on to be with a happy home!

Estimated Cost
$100
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
The top was stained with Kona from Rustoleum and heavily sanded for a distressed look. The rest was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Emporer's Silk then distressed and finished with Annie Sloan dark wax to darken and age the red (which was quite bright to begin with).
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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