farmhouse coffee table

Submitted by Twheat91 on Wed, 08/19/2020 - 21:57

I have been wanting to start woodworking for a good while now, and I finally had the oppurtunity to venture into my shop and actually build. This is my first build, and im rather happy with how it came out, and im constntly finding motivation to grow and learn more from these plans, quick shoutout to Miss Ana White and her family, as I am a big fan of the DIY culture she and her family represent.

The table top is reclaimed lumber i salvaged from an old skid at an old job. Ive had them for years and finally was able to put them to good use rather than just burn them. (id still say thats good use.) The shou sugi ban inspired techique of burning and carving the char out has been a favorite of mine, and so I attempted to use it in this project. However because of this, the project also took more time than it probably should of. As a result though this table has a good contrast and texture to it. I also love the feeling of a "real" product and this table defiitley has that feel.

I found myself in a few different situations that I had learned from. I didnt want to have my screws visible in this table, and I didnt realize that until I had already put some of them in. I dont have a stainable wood filler so the task was on to find a way to fill these holes, and make them a little less noticeable. I settled on woodglue, char from when I carved out all the boards and some Ebony stain I had laying around. the result was something that burned decently and somewhat seemed like it belonged. It blends well enough with the darks in my opinion.

Overall I learned alot from this and am already beginning my next one. Thanks again to Ana White and the community. And thanks to all who took the time to read my long babbling post. Happy building!

Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
general finishes Blue waterbased stain, Varethane Polyurethane and a propane torch to get that deep rich brown.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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