Third Project - Factory Cart Coffee Table

Submitted by scot price on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 12:37

This Factory Cart Coffee Table is my third project. I used pretty much the same design as the Factory Cart Coffee Table plans on the site, with some minor modification. We attached a few pieces of hardware to the sides, and corners of the table to add a little bit more of the industrial look.

Great plans, keep up the good work. I am beginning to build a lot of stuff now. The furniture all looks great, it has the look of homemade, and saves a lot of money over buying in a store.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$215
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
The finish I used on this project was Bullseye Amber Shellac, and Deft Brushing Lacquer. I put down three coats of the Amber Shellac to give the wood a great amber color. I let the shellac dry for a couple days, then added six coats of the Deft Brushing Lacquer. I also spray painted all the hardware with Rustoleum Hammered Black Spray Paint.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

Comments

Pam the Goatherd

Sat, 07/16/2011 - 08:20

Been looking at these plans for a while trying to figure out where I could fit a table like this in my teensy-tiny house. Love your interpretation of it. The black hardware is a nice touch!

vaki (not verified)

Fri, 07/22/2011 - 12:41

Congratulations on your beautiful piece of furniture!

Where did you buy the casters and what size did you go for?

scot price

Thu, 07/28/2011 - 07:20

Hello,

Thanks...we really like the look of this piece in the house, and by building it ourselves it saved a ton of money.

I got the casters at Tractor Supply. They are 5 inch casters. The front two are able to swing 360 degree, and the back two are just straight casters. These were by far the most expensive portion of the project. I bought and tried 3 inch casters first, but these made for a really, really low table.

Guest (not verified)

Wed, 08/03/2011 - 19:23

I love the work you did on the table. Did you also stencil something? Did you get the hardware at the tractor supply store? Just beautiful.

scot price

Mon, 08/29/2011 - 08:54

Thank you so much. We did stencil something on the side (S & K MFG Co.). A mix of mine and my girlfriends name.

We got the hardware at Lowes, and the casters at Tractor Supply. The casters were the hardest part since I was looking for the old type casters used on the turn of the century carts, but those were way too hard to source.