Saturday, April 26, 2014

Reclaimed Wood Sofa Table Tutorial

I was having a bad day yesterday.  I was frustrated, tired of being sick with a head cold, irritated with a few people.  I decided to take my frustrations to the garage and this sofa table was the result.
make a sofa table from reclaimed wood scraps
I started with a piece of plywood. 
use plywood for a base for scrap wood table
 I fit a few larger pieces of reclaimed oak and barnwood on the top.  I didn't want it too piecey--so I kept the pieces large and used just five of them.  I wasn't sure if I was going to paint them or stain them so I left them as is to start.  I used screws from the bottom to secure the wood pieces.  
use scrap wood pieces to make an easy sofa table
I decided paint was the way to go, so I painted the wood pieces.  I knew I was going to sand a lot off, but I still painted them completely, just what I like to do.
paint scrap wood pieces to make a table top
I then added oak edges or sides.  I secured these from the underside 
and with a screw at each corner.
secure table sides or apron from the underside and corners
Next came the legs, securing these with screws screwed in from the outside, through the edging.  I am not a fine furniture maker--I do rustic.  I never worry too much about the screws showing, it is how I roll, take it or leave it.
table legs are secured tot he table apron with screws
A brace between the legs helps square and sturdy up the legs.
use a brace between table legs to secure the table
Two more reclaimed oak boards make a great bottom shelf.
add a bottom shelf to a reclaimed wood sofa table
After a good sanding, I applied a mixture of coconut oil and Annie Slaon dark wax.
use coconut oil and wax to finish the wood on a table
I love how the patchwork top came out and the bottom shelf adds extra storage!
reclaimed wood sofa table made from scraps
A good, productive way to work out a little stress.
use salvaged wood to make a table
Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors.

19 comments:

  1. That turned out wonderful, Becky and sure is better than raiding the fridge or smacking someone upside the head! ;D

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  2. Love it Becky! What a great table!!

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  3. Love your table! The painted patchwork top gives it such a wonderful rustic and warm look. What a great way to alleviate stress!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne

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  4. great way to calm down--in the shop. LOVE the outcome, another great table Becky! Thanks for sharing your steps.

    gail

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  5. I'm so impressed. What vision and so rustic and beautiful!

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  6. I love it! You're lucky you can work so well when you're frustrated, that's usually when I need to stop because it's when I make mistakes. I feel so boring when I look at your pieces! I'm a shabby-white girl, "bold" for me is a color muted with gray!

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  7. I luv the colour blocked top! What a great way to alleviate aggravations. I paint. Luv the table... sharing with the Mr.
    Hoping today is a better day for you.
    Hugs, Gee

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  8. I love it and I'm pinning it. Probably one of my favorite things you've ever made!

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  9. LOVE it! Love the rustic simplicity, the colors, the sanded edges and the dark finish. I'm looking at my coffee table with a new eye now. Thanks!

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  10. You make wood sing with your creativity. This is so, so nice like all that you do.

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  11. I love the patchwork top! What a great idea! I've done several projects with reclaimed wood and LOVE the rustic look. Tell me where the legs came from? I love them! Are they 3x3 or 4x4? The pallets I've acquired have 1x6 & 1x4's. Would love to find some with the square wood. Thanks for your inspiration! Blessings to you!

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  12. You do such a great job on furniture. I let my screws show too. Love the size of this one.

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  13. Wow, that is impressive! Wish I could be half as productive on my "frustrated" days! this is a beautiful table!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  14. so beautiful, playful and elegant at the same time! thank you becky for sharing! =)

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  15. I am in love. Seriously, looooooove this and the colors you painted are so perfect. I need one of these! Pinned :)

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  16. Becky! Wow this turned out fantastic. I am obsessed with the colors you chose! Well done!
    ~Tami @ Curb Alert!

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  17. Why do you use the coconut oil to the dark wax? Love the piece!

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  18. This is beautiful. I love the end result, and the colors you used. Amazing!

    Emily - our house now a home

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  19. Would love some general dimensions.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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