New coffee table & a place to rest our feet!

Submitted by Quartney on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 18:43

We needed a coffee table that we could rest our feet on comfortably while watching television (how gauche!). I altered the plans so the table is 15.5" high--just perfect for legs!

Like any project, this one had its ups and downs. I had to remake the table top twice (using the same wood), as the pieces just didn't line up right at first. And then I had had the brilliant idea to stain the bottom part gold for a pop of color in the room. Not cute. I had to paint over the stain with oil-based primer (followed by latex paint); it was worth it to get the final result!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$110 for wood and hardware
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
SW Antique White oil-based stain on the top; SW Black Bean paint on the bottom
Recommended Skill Level

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