Side project: Done!

I’ve been working on this coffee table since last fall. The red oak table top shows about 167 rings, however, the tree is no doubt a couple decades older–it came from 25-30 feet off the ground. The oak fell on its own, the purple heart and cherry butterfly dovetail keys are from my friend’s scrap wood, the dimensioned wood is made from bed and futon frames that I have picked up at the side of the road, and the hop horn beam wood legs are from our fire wood pile; so I am proud to say that this project used 100% reclaimed wood. The cracks are filled with 2 part clear epoxy and it is finished with 3 coats of Polycrylic. Even though it was supposed to be a satin finish it looks more like gloss.

Coffee table 3 quarters

Coffee table top

My full attention for projects can now be oriented towards home design and construction.


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