Redrew plans to accommodate an approx 1/2 sized Benchwright Coffee Table. Decided to make it slightly less farmhousey in style. Used poplar for the carcass and hickory for the shelf - 3/4 inch -and table top -1 1/2 inch. 1 1/2 inch was really too thick for the top, it looked too chunky so had to deceive the eye by making a 1/2 inch roundover on the top and a 45 degree bevel on the under edge. I do not recommend using hickory, it’s a heavy, difficult wood to work unless you are an experienced woodworker (I am not!) with good sharp tools and not to mention expensive! The table top caused me all sorts of grief.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Hickory & Poplar
Pittsburgh Trim & Woodwork Rum Punch satin paint + Minwax water based clear satin poly over a mild Minwax pecan stain.
Recommended Skill Level