I told you about this table over a year ago, in my post Recent Finds June 18, 2012. This table landed on my doorstep. I love it when I don’t have to hunt for junk, so fun when it finds me.
I wonder why this has a number stenciled on the bottom of the top.
I removed the top.
I used my Homeright paint sprayer to give it a quick coat of black paint.
That was last year.
I contemplated putting a reclaimed fence top on it. It was rough, and when I sanded the wood, all of the patina was gone.
I recently dug it out of storage, and decided to use some spare hardwood flooring on it for a top. I was short one board using full length boards. I had to opt for adding two rows with one long and one short board. This picture is from a dry fit, to see if I like it.
I decided to go for it, I had nothing to lose. The table and the flooring were both just waiting for a purpose, and they both were freebies.
I had t rip the tongue off of one of the boards, and the groove off of another.
I worked on putting the boards together and gluing them.
After I glued all the boards I clamped them.
For added strength, I decided to use two supports underneath. I used two scrap pieces of wood.
I used my combination square to adjust the boards all the way around.
I screwed the supports to each board. I drilled pilot holes in the original brackets on the table, and attached the top to the brackets with screws.
Here is the new coffee table. I’m not loving it.
I do like the thickness of the table top, but being heavy, it makes the table a little wobbly. I believe I need to add another spindle about midway to the top.
You can see the little ripples in the flooring on each end.
Have you ever used flooring for a table top? This is not my first time, I used it on smaller side tables a LONG time ago.
Thoughts? Is this a project fail? Did I waste my time?