But recently we decided to upgrade our very well-worn furniture and to give the living room a refresh. That meant that the sofa table needed to be longer, with higher clearance below, and better looking. Let's face it, this little dude wasn't going to win any design awards so I decided to take it apart, redesign it, and rebuild it. Doing this required a lot of math, problem-solving, and flexibility. But once the plan was made and everything was cut, the actual construction was simple and did not take long. In case you were wondering how this all came to be, here is what you need to know.
2- 1"x 2"x 6' oak
2- 1"x 4" x 12" oak scrap
2- 1"x 2" x 6' pine
2" x 12" x 12' reclaimed oak board (from Reuse The Past)
- Make a plan using your new ideal dimensions and design elements.
- Take apart original piece and remove nails.
- Sand off old finish.
- Lay out pieces that you want to use and cut them to size.