coffee table - maple and tobacco cork

  • Advertise with us
Project by Rob23 posted 02-07-2016 07:16 PM 1052 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

like most of my recent projects this is again made of post-consumer wood. The story of this table should really be about the legs. They are pallet stringers unlike any I have ever seen, tremendous and with unmatched character. They were given to me by a friend who figured he would never get around to using them. I tried to leave as much character and age in the maple as possible, so I sanded them lightly, and oiled them generously. I used some mahogany from another pallet to join them, and sanded and oiled them again. The table top is made from maple ply I had leftover from a wardrobe build, and cork tiles leftover from a kitchen reno. I used multiple coats of watered down varathane to finish the top. This was an exceptionally fun build, as cleaning up the maple was great – knowing that it avoided the landfill, and has found a home.

2 comments so far

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3928 days

#1 posted 02-07-2016 08:52 PM

You did a nice job on this table.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Naftoli's profile


29 posts in 1901 days

#2 posted 02-10-2016 09:46 PM

gorgeous table, i really like the not-quite-half-lap joints which are there just for show. the joinery is wonderful. the top looks great also.

-- When certain, measure again, just in case!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics