Pottery Barn Knock-Off Zinc Coffee Table

Submitted by efmolly on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 21:19

I love the look of a zinc wrapped table top, so I decided to knock-off the Pottery Barn "Abbott" table.

The top was from an old kitchen table that I cut down to size. I had access to a sheet metal break to crease the edges of the zinc. I used counter top adhesive to attach the sheet metal to the wood top, and soldered the corners together for a clean seam.

The legs were posts from an old pallet. It took some math to figure what angle I needed to cut the ends at, but it wasn't too bad. To notch the posts together, I first lined up the posts to create the "x" and ascribed where they crossed. Then, I set the blade of my circular saw one-half the thickness of the post. Next, made several passes through the marked area, about 1/8" apart. All I had to do at that point was knock out the thin strips of wood and scrape the space with my chisel.

I attach the top to the table base, I simply pre-drilled 4 holes in the top end of each post, then flipped the top upside down. I then just had to line up each corner of the top and base and drive in 2" wood screws.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Day Project (6-9 Hours)
Type of Wood
zinc and reclaimed pine
Finish Used
I used a patina to age the zinc, then sealed it with furniture wax. The reclaimed pine I left in it's original weathered finish.
Recommended Skill Level


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