Coffee table for a beach House

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Project by Gregg M. posted 12-08-2017 06:01 PM 2346 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This coffee table was made from reclaimed cedar 2×6s and 4×4s that had been previously used on a large deck for railings and door frames. I jointed and planed off the old paint, resawed some of the boards for 5/8 thick slats for the bottom deck. The apron and stretchers are attached using loose tenons (domino). The top is a bread board style with pins holding the ends tight. The top is attached using blocks with glued in tenons that fit into a mortise in the apron. The base’s finish is SW semi-gloss beige paint. The table top is finished using vinegar/steel wool solution to darken followed by a white wash with watered down flat white paint. The final touch is two coats of clear briwax.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 12-08-2017 09:07 PM

Beautiful rustic style with modern white color – perfect match. I like the way you shaped those legs.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-08-2017 09:24 PM

Nice table, Gregg!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-08-2017 10:31 PM

Beautiful. The Domino must really speed things up

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#4 posted 12-09-2017 02:02 AM

I simply love the color. I used to bleach wood and come out with something similar with Ash.

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#5 posted 12-16-2017 02:19 PM

Very well done. the color is terrific – particularly for a beach house.

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