Dorothy Bauer Table November 05th, 2018 - 06:56:03
I'm gonna be attempting to build a coffee table of only two by fours. Now, these are 22 to I fours. I got from Menard for just under 50 bucks. I believe that this is southern yellow pine, not really hundred percent sure. I know it's a softwood, but the very first step I have to do in order to start making the table is sent it through the planer right here. So I just got done playing tea, tops, and bottoms of these two by fours and you can see the corners look pretty square, but I still got a plain the sides.
I took quite a long time, but I think they all turned out pretty good. You can see how straight the straight and sharp the corners are. So now what I'm gonna go ahead and do is just lay it out mark it and then-then, I'm gonna cut it. I need to cut need to cut 14 of these 18-inch blocks because the total height is going to be 18 inches. And then I'm going to cut two more at 18 inches and two more at 14 and 3/4. And then, then we should be good, alright guys, so I just got the top laid out here in the garage, and I was just laying it out for our going to see how many boards I need for the bottom shelf.
So it looks like I'm gonna use six boards for the very bottom shelf and each board will be the same length as this inner one. That means I can get two out of each board, so that means I'm only going to go through three. We have. I think about four boards left over. After all, this is done - maybe three boards left over, but I'm gonna go ahead and get all of the bottom shelf Irkutsk and we'll move on from there. I hope that this turns out really good and I think it should look really good alright guys, so it is the next morning and as you can see, I brought the coffee table upstairs into the living room and it is looking pretty sweet up Here I was a little worried.
I wasn't gonna look as good with the stain since there was a little bit of wood glue still left, as you can see the yellow bitchiness within the stain. That's all just a little bit of glue residues on the top, but I think it gave it a lot. More I'd say character. I guess it just. I think it looks pretty sweet. I'm gonna probably build another one of these and try to minimize the amount of glue and just kind of compare them and see which one looks better.
But what looks really cool here you can see. There's like little scratches and stuff makes it look a little distressed and I think that's what we were kind of going for when I was building this is I kind of wanted to make it look like a little rustic, a little distressed and, as you see it's Pretty flat overall I mean there's not really any.