Salvaged Pine Coffee Table

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Project by DocJoe posted 06-19-2007 04:57 AM 2622 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this coffee table out of salvaged pine boards from my father in-law’s barn.

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#1 posted 06-19-2007 05:01 AM

Man, that came out great! I’m not usually a big fan of pine furniture, but this is really a nice piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 06-19-2007 05:52 AM

Yeah – I like the rustic quality of this piece. Are the four middle drawers all “dummies?” Looks like the outer two are funtional…True?

Also, how did you join it all up?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#3 posted 06-19-2007 05:58 AM

Looks great Doc, now go kipe some more boards and make something else!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 06-19-2007 06:03 AM

Looks great. Cant find that color from Home Depot.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 06-19-2007 06:08 AM

Looks great, I like pine.


-- Make Dust

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#6 posted 06-19-2007 08:32 AM

I bet your Father-N-Law wants his boards back! LOL! Very nice work.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 06-19-2007 02:13 PM

Dorje, Yes just the outer 2 drawers are functional. There was supposed to a lift mechanism to raise the top making it easier to eat at the table but we decided just to just do it this way. No complex joinery though, just glue.


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#8 posted 06-19-2007 04:06 PM

Very nice… There is nothing like old wood. Great design too. What is the finish?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#9 posted 06-19-2007 04:22 PM

it’s beautiful—and reclaimed! That’s always a plus.

Pine doesn’t always look this amazing. Bravo.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#10 posted 06-19-2007 05:43 PM

Very nice, I like the lid.

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#11 posted 06-19-2007 08:33 PM

What a great job. I really love pine. I think it’s often a very under appreciated wood.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#12 posted 06-19-2007 09:32 PM

very nice

-- Phil, Chattanooga,TN

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#13 posted 06-19-2007 11:29 PM

I finished it with Bullseye Shellac. Before it was finished the pine didn’t look like anything you find in the store, it was a very dark almost red color.

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#14 posted 06-20-2007 02:21 AM

Great job!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#15 posted 06-20-2007 06:30 AM

that is great…i love the storage underneath…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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