Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

The Forgotten Table

So somehow I neglected to post my dumpster diving reclaimed wood coffee table makeover, so to remedy that here she be...

I already had this coffee table in my possession, but it has seen many better days...

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Instead of simply refinishing the table, I wanted to do something like THIS. Since as I have access to a plethora of a ton of wood, I attacked the coffee table.

First thing was to make it square(ish)

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Then I taped down how large the top was to see how the wood would be laid out, and to be sure that I had enough to cover the top.

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Then I spray painted it satin black to make sure the wood would really pop.

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Then I laid out all of the planks and cut them to size to make sure that they fit properly

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Took them all off, spewed out a copious amount of wood glue, put them all back on in their original place, and then used some leftover planks and C-clamps to put pressure down on all of the slats.

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

After a day of letting the glue set in I brought it back up to the flat

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

added the final touch of my Grandfather's Pipe cutter

Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table

Since I proved to myself that it isn't very hard, nor time consuming, I knew that I could move forward with the creation of the headboard described in the last post. Thankfully I was able to grab a few bundles of slats before the rains really kicked in, so I think it should only take me a couple more weeks until I have enough wood to start the headboard.

I also picked up some boards of Walnut and African Mahogany, and think that I am going to try my hand at some hairpin legged side tables for the couch. Maybe.

'till next time