Hello friends! I am so excited to share my latest build with you today! A Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table!
Actually it is a faux reclaimed wood coffee table, since I distressed my wood to look old and beat up.
I am seriously loving it and I wish you could see it in person, cause it is WAY prettier in real life.
T-R-UST me. ;)
Anyway, I was inspired by this beauty at West Elm, but I also loved the look of this one, how the top flows into the sides...
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I am also sharing my step by step tutorial of how I built this table so you don't want to miss all the details below!
Lets get started!
I used my Kreg Right Angle Clamps to secure the boards and attach them with pocks hole screws. Notice the pocket hole screws are facing out, they will be covered so this is the best way to attach them.
I especially loved the effect of the hardware cloth (bottom left) and the ceiling fan chain (bottom right) when I banged them into the wood with a hammer. You can go crazy here or just do a little. I didn't do a ton, but enough to bring out some detail when I stained the wood. I used furring strips for my wood which is pretty banged up anyway, so it works! Oh and I did sand the wood too.
You can see I am nailing on the shelf boards. I had to place my Ryobi Nail Gun through the slats to secure the inside of shelf.
Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig. On the bottom you can see me clamping and building the face frames.
For the stain color I went back and forth...it was hard to decided. In the end I used a mix of three different satins and Just kind of guessed, I wanted it lighter but darker than a natural. Luckily it worked out!
Want to build your own? It really is a pretty easy build, just takes a little time with all the wood pieces, but not too much...and it was totally worth it! I spent less than $50 on wood and even bought screws and sandpaper at the same time!
Now, head over to Build Something to see my building plans and make your own Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table!!!
Thanks for stopping by!