Rustic Barn wood coffee table

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Project by BeachedBones posted 02-01-2009 03:32 AM 9739 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a rustic cedar slab coffee table, made from recycled barn wood. Finished with tongue oil and finishing wax. The legs are attached with a simple friction fit on 1 1/4 dowels so they can be removed for ease of transport.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#1 posted 02-01-2009 03:33 AM

This turned out fantastically! I really love the color of that cedar! BTW How thick is the top?

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#2 posted 02-01-2009 03:45 AM

great to see your work

welcome to lumberjocks

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#3 posted 02-01-2009 04:02 AM

Thanks, the top and legs are 3” thick. Very solid.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#4 posted 02-01-2009 05:23 AM

I like it!!!

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 02-01-2009 08:43 AM

and if you don’t use it as a coffee table…you can always use it for Semi repair…golly, that’s a solid table!

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 09:48 PM


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#7 posted 02-03-2009 01:47 AM

I have occasionally been accused of making things too solid… I like having some furniture that I don’t have to baby all the time. Some of my other living room furniture is a little too gracile and others are antiques. This is the one I can pound a beer bottle on while watching the tube.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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#8 posted 02-03-2009 01:54 AM

Welcome to LJ’s and the project is stunning. Great job. I’ve never seen any 3” thick cedar before. OH by the way….............this site can be addictive.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#9 posted 02-05-2009 02:03 AM

Nice job, looks sturdy.

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#10 posted 11-26-2009 07:12 PM

Good looking table, I have some leftover cedar from some raised vegetable beds that just might end up as patio furniture. Grandkids won’t hurt that table.

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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#11 posted 05-10-2010 03:46 AM

Nice and meaty.

-- Ray

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#12 posted 05-10-2010 03:48 AM

That’s one sturdy looking coffee table well done.


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