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quick and dirty coffee table #1: Design, stock, roughing out

03-07-2019 03:10 PM by jamsomito | 3 comments »

Our $20, 10-year-old IKEA coffee table has seen better days, and my wife was bugging me for something sturdy to tide us over until – she promised – I could make a “good” one someday. She loves the cheap, crappy, trendy farm-house style made out of dimensional lumber, and so I find myself trying to make something I don’t like in a very short time frame, which means I also find myself going against everything I am and using basic joinery and methods to crank something out – pocket holes, and 2×6’s. Herein starts my journey. DESIGN We had some basic size requirements. She wanted it bigger than the old IKEA table, so we got out the tape ...

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