Pretty, massive coffee table

Submitted by sgilly on Sat, 02/15/2014 - 08:48

I'm still helping my kids furnish their new home. They "hired" me to build them a massive coffee table for their family room. They fell in love with the legs featured in a plan built by Shanty 2 Chic ( The legs definitely were the most expensive part of this table!
I made a couple of adjustments: because these kids of mine hope to have kids of their own soon, and the table measures 48x48, I reinforced the lower shelf of the table and the table top with support pieces. I picture babies crawling all over this and wanted to ensure that it would hold up!

I finished with the same steps used by Jen of House of Wood's rustic yet refined finish, but used a dark walnut stain as the base.

Another fun project for me, and they are very happy with it!

And, I just have to say that Osborne Wood products delivers a wonderful product with great follow up and customer service!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$250 for table - the Legs accounted for $160 of that.
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Finish Used
Wood conditioner (2 coats), sand, Minwax Dark walnut, Minwax weathered Oak, sand, rubbed on whitewash (old, diluted white paint), sand, mixture of weathered oak and a little dark walnut, sand, 3 coats of polyurethane, satin finish, sanding between coats.
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