iCoffeeTable by Jordan

Submitted by jcrist30 on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:26

With all my left-over oak plywood laying around from a previous project and the need for a new coffee table, I decided I could easily utilize what I had on-hand to build the iTable (we've begun referring to our breakfast nook as the "indoor lumber yard", as it's full of scraps that I KNEW would be useful :) ). I rip cut the plywood to 5 1/2"-wide boards and cut to size for the center of the table. All I had to buy were the oak boards for the four trim pieces on top and the 6' 4x4's for the legs (I also used the rip-cut oak plywood for the skirts since the edges are not visible).

I sanded the project down with 80-grit and then 120-grit sandpaper. I used Rustoleum Kona stain (this was my first time using a non-Minwax product, and I have to say that Kona from Rustoleum is my new favorite color). I sealed the project with two coats of Minwax Polycrylic Semi-Gloss on everthing but the top of the table, where I applied three coats.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$75
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Oak (plywood and hardwood); Pine for legs
Finish Used
Rustoleum Wood Stain in Kona; Minwax Polycrylic in Semi-Gloss
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner