The Skinny Long of This Coffee Table...

I pieced together pallet (scrap) wood coffee table that's long and lean. I wanted a bench-type table with unique legs.
I had several, smaller, scrap pallet wood at the shop, so decided I wanted a narrow coffee table for our family room. This did the trick. I gathered my wood, laid them in the order I wanted (different colors, textures, widths), rightside down, and then attached them to a 1x4 trim piece, boxing the slats of wood in. I glued and used a pneumatic nail gun (my favorite toy!!).
Once dried, I flipped it over to start the sanding. Loving it already! :)
Because I was going for a pretty distressed/old look, I re-sanded, using 220 grade sand paper after staining it a nice walnut. It's as smooth as a baby's butt here, but looks rough.
I find old, discarded things, a lot....just ask the hubster! I made him stop the other day and scored two wooden lamps, a magazine rack and a potted plant stand thingy. More projects, YAY! Lost my train of thought on this, but, as I like to find freebies, I had a twin-size head and foot board that I dismantled. I loved the legs and figured they'd be perfect for this project. Yup, I'm liking them! I attached them using corner trim and pocket screws. They're not going anywhere.
Another view of my table. The hubster thought I was pretty clever. ;)
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  • Kathleen Mckirkle Kathleen Mckirkle on Nov 14, 2015
    So do I. That's absolutely fabulous. You are a clever girl and I admire your creativity. Plus you are getting unique furniture at a fraction of what it would cost in a specialist store. Well done.

    • Lori Johansen Lori Johansen on Nov 15, 2015
      @Kathleen Mckirkle Had all the wood for this one, so, basically, it was built for FREE...and you can't beat that price! :)

  • Lori Lori on Nov 14, 2015
    I'm sure he knew before this table that you were clever, that can't be the first thing you've built. I really like it, it's rustic yet unique as Kathleen said.

    • Lori Johansen Lori Johansen on Nov 15, 2015
      @Lori I built the flat screen t.v. armoire in front of this piece..that was actually my first larger piece. I do pallet wood wall art like crazy, caddies to hold goodies, serving trays and such. I'd made a coffee table, or two, previous to this one...but they were both shorter than I wanted and much too wide for the space.

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