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Dowel paneled leg coffee table

lauraahearn
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Dowel paneled leg coffee table

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I made this table after seeing them retail online for $800+ and felt like I could make my own design! I actually used wooden broom stick ends from the cleaning department because they were cheaper than using doweling, so I had them cut into pieces approx 30cm each. Using old recycled timber posts that I had lying around, I used these for the legs and purchased a piece of pine timber from a Bunnings for the top. We had a machine that could cut them timber into a circle shape so this was cheaper than purchasing a pre cut piece. I used Cabothane clear stain for the wood and finished it off with a white enamel spray paint. 🤍

MitchellMc
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Re: Dowel paneled leg coffee table

Love it @lauraahearn! Your ingenuity in using the broom handles instead of the dowel is enviable and I absolutely adore your styling. You must be very pleased with your efforts in replicating the more expensive piece. Well done.

 

I look forward to your next project.

 

Mitchell

 

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Re: Dowel paneled leg coffee table

Thankyou! Absolutely loved this project. This is also such a supportive and positive group so Thankyou for your lovely comments. 

karentjdoyle
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Re: Dowel paneled leg coffee table

@lauraahearn 

Very clever, looks lovely... how much did it end up costing 😊

Re: Dowel paneled leg coffee table

Hi @karentjdoyle,

 

Let me mention @lauraahearn, so they are alerted to your kind comment and question.

 

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Re: Dowel paneled leg coffee table

Hey @karentjdoyle!

 

it cost approximately $100 including the dowels (broom sticks) @ $6 each cut into 3 pieces each. I used 10 pieces per leg. Including the enamel white spray paint and the table top. I had treated pine 1.2x1.2 cut which was approx $40 but saved on having the equipment to cut it into a circular shape. I also had posts for the legs ready to go, so saved on them too! 

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Thanks @MitchellMc :smile:

Re: Dowel paneled leg coffee table

Wow, that is amazing, very impressive, you saved yourself $700 but more importantly you have the proud feeling of had made  it yourself, Inspirational 😊👍

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