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My little sister sent me a picture of the coffee table that my father had made out of old pallets. Needless to say, it definitely wasnt the quality that some of the guys here were coming up with! I told her I would come up with something for her based on the wood I had sitting around and here is the result. The only real requirements she had was size and wanted something a bit smaller for her apartment. The top is about 22" x44". I was going to use metal drawer slides then saw a couple chunks of padauk in my scrap file, so made slides out of those. Adds a little pop of color to a pretty black and white table. Finished w/ four coats of arm-r-seal.

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Fantastic, what great project! I love the lines!

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So yours is the last photo, right?!

Seriously, I love this table. Those contrasting colours are jiust gorgeous. Fantastic work,

Garry
 

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Hey Garry, the last photo is right before I put the Arm-R-Seal on it. That stuff is amazing if you've never used it!

And not knocking my father for his work, the plans were actually something my sister found on pinterest (Shudder). They would be great for a college dorm room, but she just got her first job, so time to start setting her up a little bit better.
 

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Didn't mean to disrespect your fathers work.

Got to get myself some Arm-R-Seal!
 

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Great design and wood combination! I like how the lines follows through the draws. Thanks for the posting it in my favorites.
 

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Beautiful table ,love the wood and design.
 

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I like your table very much. The style is appealing and you also did a nice job of building it. I'm sure your little sister is more than pleased.
 

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great looking table; love the contrasting wood and the grain in the maple.
 

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Looks great. I have a stand I made from MDF I might have to try that Arm-R-Seal on! ;o)
 

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Nice wood combo : )
 

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Beautiful craftsmanship - really well done - clean lines - superb!
 

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But, was yours done using pallets? :)

Seriously, very nice!
 

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Nice design. Beautiful wood combo. And I love the drawer slides! Hope you guys didn't hurt your dad's feelings. He did a nice job on his (just a little more rustic than your model)
 

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Love this table. Nice job!
 

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Very handsome. The border on the top concerns me, though. If that top is solid wood, it will want to change width with humidity swings. Is it floating within its border ?
 

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the table is really nice.
 

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Wow, that is wonderful.

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Hey Dwight, that was also my big concern when adding the border, and if this was for anyone but family, I probably would not have done it. The edge it not floating and it attached w/ dowels, one in each of the 5 boards at the top. I elongated all of them and just glued two of them hoping that it could move a little bit if needed but still give it enough strength to not be able to be pushed down. We'll see how it holds up.

Chris, I'm not sure Arm-R-Seal has the same effect on MDF, its too dense of a material. You really need that open and porous pallet wood to get this effect =)
 
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