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Wife wants a coffee table

So the wife wants a coffee table.

Today is Saturday and what better way to spend it in the shop making something unique. My wife is very on trend and thin clean geometric shapes are apparently in at the moment, so after scouring the inter-web for some inspo, I headed off to work with the pup.

2016-08-06 09.01.45_resultBeing winter, we have the beer keg fireplace lit, the roller door down and some easy beats in the background. A perfect atmosphere to get creative.

2016-08-06 10.06.21_resultKeeping this blog post short, basically I had some stainless round bar in the steel rack and having known the size of the pre-purchased piece of 12mm toughened glass which I already had sitting at home, I just got busy creating something similar to what i found online.

2016-08-06 10.27.40_resultWell that’s it pretty much made and welded, now to polish a few welds and give it a buff.

2016-08-06 10.42.42_resultBefore i continue, I got a big piece of form ply to replicate the glass, just to check its level, square and not twisted.

2016-08-06 11.08.39_resultJust buffing the corners

2016-08-06 12.48.14_resultWell, there she is in all her beauty. Great small weekend job. Back home in 6 hours.

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Recycled Pallet Picnic Table

Recycling hardwood pallets I get from work is a easy, free resource of perfectly good wood.  In this post I will be making a beautiful, rustic 10 seater picnic table from otherwise would be used for firewood.  One mans junk is another mans treasure so this project will be a cheap one to build.

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photoIMG_4248Here’s a shot of the pallets I get from work.

IMG_4249After breaking them apart with a sledge hammer and crow bar, your left with this.

IMG_4264A pop up marque from bunnings and a few hours of sanding later…

IMG_4263Here’s a shot of the before and after sanding.

IMG_3908After a bit of head-scratching on size and design etc I have layed out the table top with the best bits of timber in a colour pattern i liked.

IMG_3907 IMG_3911 IMG_3912Now to add some legs


From here I never got any more photo’s of the build,  only the finished job. But from here on in you get the idea what happens next. A few more planks for the chairs, a few coats of decking oil and its done!


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