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My coffee table

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Last fall while the air was crisp and the colorful leaves were falling from the sky, I thought it would be fun to come up with a wood working project.  So, I decided to build a coffee table.  I thought a coffee table was appropriate considering I knew I would eventually be moving out of my parents house and I would someday need furniture.

To get some ideas, Meredith and I went to a few furniture stores around Fairfax.  After I was inspired, I made several attempts to draw out my plans but, I just couldn’t get what I saw in my head onto paper so basically without any structured plans I decided to wing it.

Meredith and I went to Lowes and after many tough decisions we bought some wood.  Little did I know, this was the first of a hundred times that I would be going to Lowes to get something for the table.

 

 

 

I used dowels to put the top of the table together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It took A LOT of adjusting to get the alignment just right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After I finished constructing the top, I noticed it was raised in the middle so, of course I tried standing on it to make it flat… I ended up just leaving weights on it for a few days.

 

 

Sooo pretty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The legs were tricky.  I ended up using my friend Rickys scroll saw to cut out the legs.  For each leg I used two pieces of wood that I fashioned together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really liked the way that the stain came out, I was going for an antique rustic look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through perseverance and seven months, I finally finished making my coffee table!

FIN!

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