Chunky Coffee Table

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A friend sent me a picture of a coffee table from a REALLY expensive furniture company. It was about $2,000 so he wondered if I could make it cheaper😂 Of course I could! Here’s what I did for $100.

I went to a lumber mill and instead of 6x6s (like the furniture company used) I opted for 8x8s to make more of a statement...and about 300lbs😂

I then cut each one to length and dry fit them to see which configuration fit together the best. Once I had them in order, I numbered them.

I glued them together like a cutting board and kept the clamps on for two days. For most of the time, it was sitting on level ground. I had it verticle in this picture so my garage would close 🙈🙌🏼

I did a bit of sanding, added a watered down gray stain and sanded a bit more. For the base, I just used off-cuts and painted them black. Nice and easy🔨🔨 The finished table is gorgeous, and my friend is quite happy with it! Hope you like it!

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  • Bjj11342714 Bjj11342714 on Oct 25, 2020

    What species of wood did you use?

  • Jenny Jenny on Oct 26, 2020

    Did you secure the top to the base or just set it on top? If you secured it, how did you secure it?

  • Wanda Wanda on Oct 26, 2020

    What are off cuts?

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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Dec 29, 2021

    This turned out great, I really love it!

  • 34354174 34354174 on Dec 30, 2021

    This is awesome. I, personally, would want it less "chunky".

    For those who would want something similar, but lighter.....have a bigger base and have the top be 2-4 inch (4x6 or even 4x8). It would give the same/similar look with less weight.