Coffee Table

My wife said she did not want anything for her birthday, so instead of buying her
something after she said that, I decided to try and make something.  We did not have a coffee table in our living room - when we hosted Christmas, we had a piece of plywood over boxes, covered with a table cloth.  So I decided to try and make a coffee table for her.

Made some mistakes sanding the top, so then had to spend a lot more time sanding out the gouges.I did not use a plan per se, but when I started looking here, it was remarkable similar to Clara's Table, with differeing dimensions.  The cost was a little higher due to the oak boards for the table top.  Those alone were $50.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Poplar, red oak
Finish Used
I was tring to match the piece in the background as much as possible. For stain, the base was Minwax red oak and the top was Minwax gunstock. Sealed with 6 coats of Minwax wipe on poly - 4 clear, and 2 satin.
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