Chunky Coffee Table

Sawdust & Whiskey
by Sawdust & Whiskey
9 Materials
3 Hours

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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  • 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?

  • Robin N. Robin N. on Dec 26, 2022

    How many people did it take to move it? 🙂

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  • 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.

    • 56680139 56680139 on Dec 26, 2022

      I agree, I would not want the large chunky one, but would want to cut it down a bit as well.

      I absolutely love this, but with my style it is a bit too over sized. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Erin Bond Erin Bond on Dec 27, 2022

    Yes thanks