Tryde Coffee Table

Submitted by perchik on Sat, 08/27/2011 - 14:48

Here's my take on the Tryde Coffee Table. The only modification that I made was in the legs. Instead of untreated 4x4s, I used a 2x4, 1x4, 2x4 sandwich.

I also made the legs detachable for easy transport. This was done by drilling holes in the side piece and then screwing in these magic "screw/bolt" things [picture 5] into the leg. To assemble, I just pushed the legs through the holes, and then put a washer and nut on the bolts [picture 4].

[Candlesticks are made from logs with a hole bored in them and the coasters are coiled sisal rope held together with hot glue]

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Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
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I sanded with 80, 120 and 220 grit sandpaper. Then I used Minwax Pre-Conditioner, followed by a coat of Cabot "English Leather" and then two coats of semi-gloss polyurethane [with a light sanding at 220 between the coats].
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Milca (not verified)

Tue, 04/17/2012 - 06:17

I remade all the trim work on my old house (it was tiny :) ) using pine, a router, and a stain very close to what you used there. Love the color!
And great job on the candles! Very original, might have to borrow the idea for my woodworking brother when he gets his own place. Great work!