Couch table

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Project by CamShaft posted 02-04-2014 05:19 AM 1325 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this awhile back to solve the problem of the little ones snatching my morning coffee off the coffee table.

I went to the local Architecture salvage and got 4 stiles from an old staircase and trimmed the angle off of them. I then took some scrap wood and made a table frame out of that with pocket screws. I then put 2 coats of a gloss black paint on the frame to make everything match.
For the top, I went to my lumber supplier and asked if they had any 2” thick pieces they couldn’t sell with either knots or defects in it. He had a 6 foot white maple with a huge knot that was in his inventory for at least a year. I offered him to pay 50% of the price and take it off his hands. He took that offer and we were both happy. I took it home and just trimmed the edges straight the just used an oil based polyurethane, which gave it an excellent yellow/amber look. I then attached it with pocket hole screws from the bottom.

It is a little top heavy so I attached it to the couch with safety straps from an old gym bag. They still have the quick release clasps so when we clean the floors it can be moved. It’s safe for the kids too. Now they can’t get to my coffee or remotes as easy as they could before.

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 08:58 PM

Looks good, I may need to use this idea and make on myself. Thanks for posting

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 04:52 PM

It came out really great, Great find on the materials, they complement each other. Well done!

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