C-type Couch Table from a repurposed countertop

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Project by Jamie posted 12-28-2020 09:02 PM 927 views 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine renovated his kitchen and gifted his solid oak Ikea countertop. Our new giant covid couch has no where to place a drink. The only people that can place a drink are those sitting on the far ends. So I decided to make a C table.

The countertop has a food safe wax finish. I cut it down to 12” wide then sent it through the planer to get down to bare wood. I waterfalled the miter edges and strengthened it with dominos. I was going to leave it square but it needed some softening so I rounded everything off with the router.

It works great as a regular end table as well. Finish is seal coat of shellac followed by 4 coats minwax oil wipe on poly and wax.

I have half a counter top left so I think I will make another one but this time I am going to give dying the oak a try. Maybe darken it up to a more walnut color.

-- Jamie, Red Deer

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#1 posted 12-29-2020 04:41 AM

Looks great and I’m sure is very useful. You added a number of nice details which gives it a very nice clean look.

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