Introduction: Upcycled Coffee Table

About: I'm an environmentally conscious experimenter who loves to bring people together, build things, and when possible...blow things up! See us on YouTube too!

My neighbor is doing a remodel and a bunch of redwood milled in the 1930's got tossed into a dumpster. Most folks don't realize this, and we've stopped doing it since, but back then a lumberjack would look at a 500 year old redwood tree and see nothing but lumber. This wood is right from the heart of trees that were up to ten feet in diameter!

Here I'll scrap the wood and re-use it. This wood is hundreds of years old and there's no reason it can't stay around the planet for a few hundred more years.

Step 1: Tools & Materials


  • Drill & bits
  • Saw
  • Hammer


  • Wood from a dumpster
  • Threaded rod
  • Nuts & Washers

Step 2: Reclaim the Wood!

Step 3: Build the Table!

If wood is burned or put into a landfill, it releases all of it's sequestered carbon dioxide. Reusing it is good for us and good for the planet! Please upcycle whenever you can!

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