Introduction: Drift Wood Rustic Coffee Table

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The drift wood was collected from Porlock beach in Somerset washed up from high tides. The project was a coffee table that is a present for a family member.

Step 1: Cutting the Pices

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Find the area if the top to see if you have sufficient drift wood. Cut the pieces to size I used parts if washed up pallet and fence panels. Then cut the length of the legs. I used pallet drift wood and a washed up log.to cut them I used a hand saw so the wood wouldn't break or loose it's original shape.

Step 2: Sanding

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Lightly sand each piece before assembly with sand paper. Don't use an electric sander because this will destroy the drift wood's aesthetics. Make sure that the top of the table doesn't have any splinters or sharp corners.

Step 3: Glueing/ Screwing, Drilling

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Glue to top of the lid together to secure it before screwing. Use 2 nick screws to secure it together. Either pocket hole it together or but some support beams on the bottom.
To fit the legs u sided dowels for a temporary fixture and then pocket holed the legs to the top.

Step 4: Finalising

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Adding a layer of varnish is option, I haven't because I wanted to keep the nature of the drift wood. Another idea was to add decorative drift rope to give it a more rustic look.

Comments

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-11-15

What a gorgeous rustic piece, thanks for sharing your process!