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Building a budget coffee table

KevinMall
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Building a budget coffee table

Here are some photos if early stages if my current project. A budget priced coffee table.

Timber taken from a pallet broken up by me then cut to length, planer to help smooth it somewhat  and now glued and clamped for a few days.

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KevinMall
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Re: Building a budget coffee table

Ps. The pallet i got for free from work. So far my only expense is glue and my own time and  labour. Once dried and set i will attack it with planer, then sanding and trimming edges etc.uodates will follow in due course.

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StevieB
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Re: Building a budget coffee table

Thanks so much for sharing your project @KevinMall.

 

It's fantastic to see your coffee table in its early stages and I'll definitely be following along to see the finished result.

 

Stevie

 

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KevinMall
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Re: Building a budget coffee table

Update pic...below,  allowing the adhesive to dry /set takes time. More sanding to follow today.

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MitchellMc
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Re: Building a budget coffee table

Looking good, @KevinMall! I can't wait to see the finished result. Do you have a sketch of what you are hoping to create?

 

Mitchell

 

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KevinMall
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Re: Building a budget coffee table

Hi Mitchell,

Great to gear from you. No sadly  I don't have sketch, however the broad idea has been taken from various projects that I have seen on this site/ discussion forum.

Its amazing hoe long the small stuff takes...ie sanding 😉

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KevinMall
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Re: Building a budget coffee table

Updated photos now all that remains is the staining and varnishing work. I am aware that over time pine can yellow, so I will be using a very dark stain for this timber.

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