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Coffee Table I built for my buddy's wedding present

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by macgyver, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    macgyver

    macgyver [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys

    Just got back from my lifelong best friend's wedding. Instead of buying him a gift I decided to make him something he could use for a lifetime and pass on to his kids. He and his new wife and everyone at the wedding really loved it. We used it as a table to put all of the gifts on.

    Its about 48" X 32" and 19" tall.

    Top is Red Cedar 2x6's planed down to 1 1/8" thick tongue&grooved
    I chose cedar for the aroma, the natural red color, and the softness that would show lots of wear of the years to maintain that rustic look. I put two coats of tung oil on the top to bring out the cedars natural color. I also took the chisel and the back of the hammer to it to distress it a little bit.

    Apron is select grade pine mortised&tenoned into the legs.

    Legs are knotty pine I ordered from osborne wood products http://www.osbornewood.com/

    I sprayed the apron and legs with some semi-gloss latex black paint, then came back with the DA sander and distressed all of the edges.

    Basically built the thing with no formal plan other than an idea in my head.

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  2. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:34 PM
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    neontrail

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    thats awesome work!

    Can I invite you to my wedding?
     
  3. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    eschmunk

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    Nice table, good job. I am sure they will enjoy it for years to come.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    ilg

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    Looks amazing! I wish I had the space to do something like that.
     
  5. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    macgyver

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    I wish I had more space lol. I hate parking the taco outside. It was outside all last weekend while I was working on this. My next house is going to have a dedicated work shop with dust collection and a paint booth I have decided.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Very nice work! I would love to have a wood shop. Props:thumbsup:
     
  7. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Simon's Mom

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    What a beautiful way to honor your friendship and his new beginnings. That has to be the most creative and thoughtful wedding gift I have ever seen! I really like how your idea included the future generations too. :)
     
  8. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    That is absolutely gorgeous! Very nice gesture and something that he'll appreciate for decades to come!
     
  9. Jan 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    Wow!!! Very impressive and thoughtful.
     
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  11. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Thats the kind of gift that will be enjoyed for years to come. Good job!
     
  12. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    Awesome idea. That looks great you should build some and sell them. Make some big money.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    WOW!! Very Nice!!
     
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    Great job! :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    WOW! That looks awesome, very nice. I wish I had a garage.:(
     
  16. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Nice table. Furniture you make has a lot more meaning to it than stuff you buy, plus there is a lot more real wood in it.
     
  17. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    I have thought about that. I have built a lot of the furniture inside and outside of my house. I will be building a kitchen table for a friend of mine's girlfriend in the next few weeks. She just called me and asked me.

    I'm thinking the best bang for my buck is going to be headboards for beds. They are quick and easy to make and I can get a decent profit margin out of them.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    Looks damn good man, the cedar came out great.
     
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