September 12, 2011

Coffee Table from Scraps

Here's another project from my sister Cassie's house that I never showed you.  That's because she ended up trading it with another sister, so it didn't ned up in her house.  Anyhow, she and my dad made this cool coffee table.

Pretty, huh?  Well, let me show you what it looked like before it was a table.  It was a decorative column and...

...and a door from a selvage yard.

They cut the column into pieces to make legs....

...and they cut the top of the door off.

They drilled holes and used dowels to connect the legs as they wanted them.

Then they used wood glue as well....

...and clamped them while they dried.

Then, to attach it to the top they screwed top of the leg into a square of plywood and screwed that plywood into the table.

Cassie painted the table yellow, distressed it, and then glazed it.

The little ottomans fit under it nicely.

It's a great statement piece in my other sister's family room.  I love it.

She got the all the stuff from George's demolition.  It's downtown Salt Lake and only open a couple times a week.  It's FULL of stuff and nothing's really priced.  You can bargain with them a bit.  It's kind of fun.

That's all for today.  See you tomorrow.  Thanks for dropping in.


  1. Great idea! Looks really cool!

  2. Wow! Another fabulous project! I am consistently impressed.

  3. That is so pretty! I once thought that making tables out of doors were so original and awesome. When we moved into our home, we went out into the workshop and low and behold a worktable was made out of an old door. I thought it was pretty sweet. I would love a coffee table like this in my family room, gorgeous!

  4. AMAZING! your blog totally inspires me everyday!

  5. That is awesome! Makes me miss my dad because he always loved making things like that. :)

  6. That is cool! I wouldnt like the not priced thing- hate bargaining.

  7. Great Idea! Love it!

  8. I love that! I would have never thought to take a spindle and cut in into pieces. You are so clever!


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