Well, this was probably the most time consuming build I’ve tackled yet. It was a lot of work but totally worth it. It started when my brother-in-law said I could have some old wooden floors from the now Sims Steakhouse. I jumped at the opportunity because I love free things (I have an old washer I picked up off the side of the street if anyone is looking for one) not to mention free wood. The floors were in terrible shape. I should have just tossed them over the bridge on the way home. But I didn’t, Johnny just happen to mention that they would make a nice coffee table and they didn’t happen to have one in their new house…. I soon after decided that I will make them a coffee table as a house warming/Christmas present. (Decided to through the Christmas present in there because we aren’t exchanging this year…… or are we???)
Cleaning up the old wood was a huge pain in the arse, not to mention the shitpile of splinters I had to remove from my body or the abuse my lungs took. I decided to rip the edges off all of them and plane them down to thickness. This is the part where I should have checked for nails and probably should have put on some sort of respirator.
There were definitely a few nails in these old floors. Probably not ideal for my saws.
So that being said, it took me a lot longer to finish it than it should have. It doesn’t help that my wife likes it One Hundred Thousand degrees in our house. So it gets a little hot working next to the furnace. The lack of windows doesn’t help the sawdust situation as it fills the air making it hard to breathe, let alone drink/finish my beers before they evaporate. (My first time writing the word wife! If you haven’t been on facebook lately, I got married, and I might be tagged in a picture or two billion. Don’t ask me how I got so lucky!)
Overall, I think the coffee table turned out awesome! It was a lot of work but well worth it. I’m super happy I got to build this for my sister and brother-in-law. Check out the build process below.
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