Simple Wood Slab Coffee Table

Submitted by MOX13 on Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:37

This was my first solo wood project I have done without my dad, now that I have moved across the country. It was a great intro to woodworking, and I definitely learned a TON. I did this with a generic "tool set" I got for christmas a few years ago, all battery powered.

Note to other beginners:

- Circular saws that are battery powered may not have the juice to cut through those 2x8's, which led me to have some uneven cuts. 

- Careful with the wood glue. If it leaks out between the boards it can be a B**** to clean up and will cause some issues with staining down the road. 

Long story short: Love this project, super happy with the turnout even with some imperfections! Has me bit by the DIY/Woodworking bug! 

 

Estimated Cost
Wood - $50-60
With extra supplies I needed to get besides drill/circular saw: $120ish
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Finish Used
Minwax Jacobean - Two coats separated by 24 hours (was cold in the garage ~15 degrees outside) so gave it plenty of drying time.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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