Coffee Table made with recycled pallets and fence

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Project by Reddirtboy74 posted 01-13-2014 03:45 PM 4760 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my first projects. Used some pallets and part of a old privacy fence to make this coffee table. It has four storage compartments on top two of which have cantilever hinges so they can be used like TV trays. I scorched the wood with a propane torch and finished with sealant.

-- Brett, Oklahoma Reddirtboy74,

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 04:43 PM

That is a busy looking table, hurts the eyes. I like it. Gonna be on a to do list. Where did you get the brackets for the lap sections?

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 05:09 PM

Welcome to LJs… Very cool table design and well executed… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 06:39 PM

awesome material of choice

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 06:46 PM

I like that burning. I will have to look more into doing that on some projects.

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 08:49 PM

Very interesting coffee table…How large is it?

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#6 posted 01-14-2014 12:07 AM

took me a minute to figure out the graining but thats awesome

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#7 posted 01-15-2014 10:22 AM

The table is 3’ x 3’ . I just cut pieces of wood about 9” long, 3/4” wide, 3/4” thick to make the cantilever hinges. bolted them to supports inside the table and on the tabletop so that it can only lift up and out and stays parallel to floor the whole time. four on each lap table. Thanks for the positive comments guys. Wasn’t sure how it would be received. Also, don’t guess i mentioned when I posted, I made feet and legs with an old 6×6 I had. The table is very heavy. Almost wish someone would try and steal it so I could watch em on security cam. I know how I looked trying to get it in the

-- Brett, Oklahoma Reddirtboy74,

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#8 posted 04-17-2014 09:07 PM

Definitely a top notch! I’ve never done anything like this. Very stunning!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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