Factory Cart Coffee Table

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Project by JamieH posted 11-04-2010 04:31 PM 5103 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finished my first furniture project last night. I decided on the Factory Cart Coffee Table from the “I can do that” series from the October 2010 Popular Woodworking Magazine. I’m relatively pleased with how it came out. The flash on the camera highlights some finish areas I missed between the top boards. Next time I will finish the boards pre assembly. I used Bullseye Amber Shellac. I roughed up the boards on my concrete patio before finishing them. I nailed the 1×6 boards to the top with finish nails, and the 1×3 boards with common nail to give them a little different look. I’ll probably build another version for a friend. Materials all together cost <$200, so not too bad. The casters (and the shipping of them) was the priciest piece of the puzzle. Oh well. Forgive the sawdust under the table from the caster bolt hole drilling. I thought I vacuumed it all up!

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 04:51 PM

Love the look….Great job

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 04:54 PM

Good work !
Nice reproduction.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 05:18 PM

Nicely done, looks great. I have seen these at a number of stores and kind of like the look. Never even occured to me to build a reproduction.

A belated, welcome to LumberJocks.


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#4 posted 11-04-2010 05:22 PM

Good work, yes the wheels are realy perfect.
This could also be a idea for recycle pallet project…
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 07:09 PM

Very cool.. I was thinking about building one of those as well.

Where did you order the wheels from?

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#6 posted 11-04-2010 07:14 PM

Great first project.
A Bench?

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 07:54 PM

Thanks for the comments and warm welcome, guys. I really appreciate it.

PrairieFire-After seeing some online prices of similar tables, I’m glad to make my own.

Mafe-No doubt about it pallet wood should be a great fit, and have the weathered look already.

Rex-I got the wheels online from materialflow.

Alba-Next new project might be a sawbench..or a stepstool/kids chair also in the “I can do that series”..just not sure yet.

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 12:07 AM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 11-07-2010 02:31 PM

Nice job! It really came out nice. I saw it in Popular Woodworking as well and I’m hoping to make one some day. As soon as I finish the “honey-do” list ;o)

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