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
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

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