Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table

Combine reclaimed wood and casters to create a rugged coffee table with a touch of industrial chic, a beautiful centerpiece for your living room.
Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table

Materials Needed:

  • 4 pieces of reclaimed wood
  • 1" single hole L-brackets (8)
  • 1" screws (8)
  • 4" screws (8)
  • casters with 2" screws & washers
  • flat polyurethane, paint or stain
  • tape measure
  • speed square
  • pencil or marker
  • circular saw
  • goggles
  • 220 fine-grit sandpaper
  • paint brush

Measure and Cut Wood

Measure and mark 42 inches on each piece of wood, and cut with a circular saw. Use a speed square to mark a straight line before cutting. Two pieces of the wood will become the top of the table, while the other two will be the bottom.

Cut the Side Pieces

Place two of the cut pieces of wood next to one another, and measure the width. They should measure approximately 15-3/4-inches wide. Using the excess wood, measure, mark and cut four pieces to your measured width. These pieces will become the sides of the coffee table.

Attach Sides

Line up one of the side pieces to one end of the 42-inch pieces. Using four one-inch single hole L-brackets, attach the pieces together with one-inch screws. Repeat on the other side, so that both side pieces are attached.

Nail in Bottom Piece

Lay the two other 42-inch planks on top. Drive four 4-inch screws through the long planks into the side wood pieces.

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table Step 5

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table Step 5

Attach Casters

Attach the casters using two-inch screws and washers. When securing the caster, position it so that when you rotate the wheels, it doesn't extend beyond the edges of the coffee table.

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table Step 6

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table Step 6

Sand

Sand the surface with 220 fine-grit sandpaper.

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table Step 7

Dan Faires Reclaimed Lumber Coffee Table Step 7

Finish

Add a finish, like flat polyurethane, paint or stain on the surface. Allow to dry for four to six hours.

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