Industrial Pipe Coffee Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by TheCraftyFox posted 02-10-2018 08:40 PM 814 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project that started me down the path of woodworking. I really wanted a new piece of furnature in my living room and this just seemed like the right project. When i stumbled across an old reclaimed barn beam at the in laws…you could not talk me out of it. After all i even had access to the ancient planer to get me on my way. Mike is a son if a shop teacher so we even had access to a planer and joiner.

Mike really oushed me through this project. I had little to no experience and he gree up watching his dad. I used biscuits to join the 3 pieces together and sanded for what seemed like weeks. Unfortunately the super scary old planer left a ton of snipe to deal with.

We decided on apoxy as we were going to really ise this top. It was trying! It took 3 application of putting it on then belt sanding it all off due to bugs, bubble(outgasing) and other various issues. Once we got it right, it was beautiful.

The hardware is just 3/4 inch pipe pained. That was the easy part. All in all it took me about 3 months of here and there work. For everything i got right…i got two things wrong, opening up the challenge of working with wood.

-- Marlena, Pittsburgh

5 comments so far

View swirt's profile


5328 posts in 3780 days

#1 posted 02-11-2018 03:08 AM

NIce looking table. A fantastic first project. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3675 days

#2 posted 02-11-2018 04:23 PM

This is a nice table and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View 489tad's profile


3865 posts in 3820 days

#3 posted 02-11-2018 06:34 PM

You did a very nice job. Enjoy the journey.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

View GR8HUNTER's profile (online now)


7672 posts in 1521 days

#4 posted 02-11-2018 06:39 PM

love the mix of industrial with the beauty of that thick top ….very nice ….Welcome 2 LJ’s …GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View gsimon's profile


1318 posts in 2922 days

#5 posted 02-11-2018 10:13 PM

great little project – you’ll enjoy this for years

-- Greg Simon

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