Hey! I built a table!

Submitted by Allen Lulu on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 19:53

So, after two years searching and not finding a square coffee table. I decided to see if I could build one. Having never built ANYTHING before I found Ana's plans and proceeded to get to it.
After we framed it, I kind of realized, "hey! I think I can do this."
One would think, since I belonged to a theater company for a while and I majored in theater in college, that I would have learned how to do this. However, I was very very good at walking up to people as they finished something and asking them if they needed help.
The breadboards didn't line up perfectly (the original plans were for a 2' x 4' table and I modified it. But, then i kind of fell in love with the edges.
The stain wasn't as red as I was hoping for. But it works. (Cabot Red Mahogany)
And now we have our coffee table.
I know. I know. Like bazillions of coffee tables haven't been built by humans over the years. But, this one means a lot to me. Cuz, you know, I'm really talented at handing over a credit card and asking someone else to do it for me.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
cabot Red mahogany 2 coats
Poly 2 coats.
Recommended Skill Level